St Moluag's church (Teampall Mholuaidh in Scottish Gaelic) was built in the 13th century. The church has a basic T shaped structure, with two small chapels on either side of the main body of the church. The southern chapel can only be accessed from outside. There is a lot of speculation about the ancient origins of this place of worship; one tradition tells that St. Ronan founded the church, before retiring to the Isle of Rona (in legend travelling on the back of a whale).

The church is now in use as a Scottish Episcopal Church. There are ruins of another temple 'Teampall Ronaidh' about 500m north east of Teampall Mholuaidh and remains of another temple 'Teampall Pheadair' are about 2km south west of Teampall Mholuaidh beside the old graveyard near the village of Swainbost.

The church is dedicated to the shadowy figure of St Moluag. It has been suggested that the church was built by the son of a Scandinavian king, who had converted to Christianity.



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Colin Jones (5 months ago)
Beautiful example, well maintained, worth a visit if you're in the area
Ingela Ivarsson (6 months ago)
Incredible beautiful, so interesting to listen to the guide tell you about the history of the church and what it has meant to the people of the island.
Claire Hill (9 months ago)
Visited this small church at the end of a lovely coastal walk. It was good to see a part of this small community village's life.
Laura Riley (10 months ago)
Very atmospheric building. Great to go when there's a service taking place Services are all year round: first Sunday of every month at 3.00 plus Easter Day and a Christingle in December.
Norma Murray (12 months ago)
Love the architecture,I havnt seen inside it yet
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