Bendochy Kirk

A place of worship for the last 900 years.

Bendochy Parish Church is one of the oldest ecclesiastic sites in Scotland, the walls of the present Church being seven hundred years old.  Even earlier, in the time of the Culdees, there was a religious centre here.

The Cistercian abbey of Coupar Angus, just two miles away, took over the church in medieval times. At that time,  it would have been a simple rectangular white-washed stone building with plain rectangular windows and an earth floor. The Monks would have forded the River Isla just above the Church when visiting it and Coupar Grange, the home farm of the Abbey of Coupar. This ford was still in use in living memory.

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