Church of Scotland

Parish of Toward & Inverchaolain

Scottish Charity No: SC015531



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The parish of Inverchaolain & Toward consists of two church buildings located in the country of Argyll in the south west highlands of Scotland. If you include our church hall, which was once a church belonging to the United Free Church of Scotland in Tayvallich prior to being disassembled and moved to Toward, we actually have three churches.


Inverchaolain (pronounced Inver - hool - ain) church is approx 5 miles from Toward Church on the shores of Loch Striven. Toward Church and the Church Hall are located in the village of Toward on the river Clyde opposite the island of Bute. Please see the location link for details.


Both churches reside in lands once owned by the Clan Lamount and have strong Lamount connections. The building of Toward Church was partly funded by Alexander Lamount in 1839. Sir John Lamount was vicar at Inverchaolain in 1575. More details of the history of both churches can be found within this site.

Latest Updates.


Inverchaolain Church now sold to a private buyer.

FAQ section added to Inverchaolain page.

Pictures of the previous Inverchaolain Church, seating plan dated 1902 and Clan Lamont memorial added.

Sale of Inverchaolain Church


Inverchaolain Church has now been sold.


Any queries should be directed to the Church of Scotland General Trustees Dept. Their contact details are below:



General Trustees Dept.

Church of Scotland

121 George Street




Email: gentrustees@churchofscotland.org.uk

Phone: 0131 225 5722 (Ext 2271)