Five Churches - One Cowal Kirk

Five Churches in Cowal have joined together as Cowal Kirk.

For more details ……

Five Churches in Cowal

The Five Churches which comprise Cowal Kirk are Kirn & Sandbank| The High Kirk, Dunoon| St. John’s, Dunoon | Innellan & Toward.

For more details ……

Kirn & Sandbank Church

Formed by the amalgamation of Kirn and Sandbank Churches and now a member of Cowal Kirk.  For more details …..

St John's Church Dunoon

Built to replace a previous church on the site St John’s has splendid Gothic revival architecture and an impressive tower and spire.  For more details of the history of St John’s ……

The High Kirk Dunoon

Built to replace an earlier church in 1816 and in Gothic Revival style, the church sits above the town overlooking the Dunoon Pier.  For more details ….

Innellan Church

Innellan Church was built some 170 years ago. In 2003 it became part of the charge of South East Cowal.

More details here …..

Toward Church

Toward Church was built on a relatively modest scale in 1840 and lies at the edge of the village of Toward.  For more details ….

Cowal Kirk


Welcome to the website of Cowal Kirk.  Whether a resident of Cowal or a visitor to the peninsula, a very warm welcome awaits you at all of our Churches. 

Please visit our Events page which has details of all our services and other events. 

Or explore our website which has details of the history of all our Churches

Feel free to Contact us either for further information about any aspect of Cowal Kirk or to help us improve our website. 

Whatever your reason for visiting our website today we thank you.

Our History

Cowal Kirk was formed on 1 April 2021 as a union of Kirn & Sandbank, St. John’s Dunoon, The High Kirk
Dunoon, Innellan and Toward. To read more about the history of the churches click the button below

Cowal Kirk

Our Mission Statement

As a church family we seek to grow closer through fellowship, more compassionate through outreach and stronger through worship

We aspire to be a caring, inclusive community within a spirit of Christian love

Our focus will be to:

✞ Connect with the youth in society

✞ Support the elderly and vulnerable

✞ Put our church at the heart of the community

For more details see our Mission Plan

Our Churches

Or for more details of each individual church please select them below and visit their individual page.

Kirn & Sandbank Church

For more details of the history and location of Kirn and Sandbank Church …

St John's Church, Dunoon

To find out more about St John’s Church, its history and location in Dunoon …


High Kirk, Dunoon

The High Kirk, its formation and development along with details of the original church …

Toward Church, Toward

Details of how Toward Church was founded  and the changes it has faced over the years …


Innellan Church, Innellan

Innellan Church has recently closed.  For more details of the church’s history ….