Churches in all three villages will be participating in Doors Open Days, and they all have fascinating stories to tell.
Houston & Killellan Kirk
Kirk Road, Houston PA6 7AS
Open: Saturday 8 September, 10am – 4pm
Built in 1987 and restored in 1938, the Houston and Killellan Church is a result of a merger between the parishes of Houston and Killellan in 1771. View the special stained glass windows and display of pulpit falls. Enjoy organ music throughout the day. Tea, coffee, juice and home baking provided.
Kilbarchan Parish Church
Steeple Square, Kilbarchan PA10 2JD
Open: Sunday, 12pm – 4pm
Kilbarchan Parish Church can be found just off Steeple Square, in the centre of the village of Kilbarchan. The foundation stone of the church was laid in 1787 – with the congregation worshipping in the unfurnished church a year later.
Make sure you try our quiz on your visit!
St Machar’s Ranfurly Church
Kilbarchan Road, Bridge of Weir PA11 3EF
Open: Saturday, 10am – 4pm
This church building was built in the early Gothic style and completed in 1878, with a gallery added in 1896 and a chancel in 1910. There are a number of beautiful stained glass windows.
St Mary’s Scottish Episcopal Church
Johnstone Road, Bridge of Weir PA11 3EE
Kilbarchan PA10 2JG
Open: Sunday, 1pm – 5pm (tours start every 30 minutes)
Step back in time and learn about the lives of the men and women in the Christie family who lived and worked in the cottage from 1810 to 1953. See the old loom in action and have a go on our modern loom. After your tour, enjoy a picnic in the garden.