Kilmore Church

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What you need to know about this church

Kilmore Church

Where to find this church

Church Information

This church with no dedication is located in Dervaig, a village on the Isle of Mull in Scotland.

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Kilmore church
Tower from south-west

Visiting Kilmore church

Even though Kilmore church is located in a remote position on the north-west coast of the Isle of Mull, and is in fact not really ancient nor of special architectural interest, it is still probably the best know of all Round Tower Churches on this website, due to its (or better one of its windows) appearance in Dan Browns novel “The Da Vinci Code”, showing Jesus with a pregnant Mary Magdalene. You can read more about it in the link in the info-box above. The original church was built in 1755, but not much is known about it. The subsequent buildings all fell into a bad state of repair, so that it was decided to build a new one in 1904, the one still standing today. The first Divine Service was held on 23 April 1905 and the Dedication on Sunday 18 June. It is a rather modern church with a colourful interior, and a view into the nave gives you an idea, why the nave is called “Schiff” (literally “ship”) in German, as it looks indeed like an upside-down ship. The church is open daily, and therefore easy to visit; at least once you have made it onto the island…

Conclusion: modern church with a famous window

Kilmore church
The famous window