Romantic All Saints Church, near Newton Stewart The Perfect Spot To Tie The Knot

Couples feeling the romantic vibes of St. Valentine are being invited to consider a pretty rural church at Challoch, Newton Stewart to ‘tie the knot.’

All Saints Church, near Newton Stewart was once the private chapel of Edward James Stopford-Blair of Penninghame Estate who bequeathed it to the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway in 1885.

Gerry Ewan, Lay Representative at All Saints said: “Our church has a wonderful setting in the Galloway Hills, and is the perfect choice for couples wanting to get married. The SEC church has a much more liberal approach to marriage nowadays and we are happy to work with couples to ensure their wedding is a memorable one whether they are first-timers, getting remarried, same sex, or renewing their vows nor do they have to be church members.

“This year marks our 150th anniversary and we thought St. Valentine’s Day was a fitting date to remind couples to consider Challoch for their special day.” .

Although a century and a half old, the church has been modernised in recent years and has free car parking, seating for 70, a comfortable foyer and kitchenette in addition to a unique organ, piano and digital music facilities.  A ramped access, disabled toilet facilities, and a hearing loop make the church freely accessible to all. Video streaming can be accommodated for those not able to attend ceremonies.

Canon Stephen Hazlett, Interim Priest at All Saints added: “The church is a spacious Victorian building with a sacred ambience, beautiful stained glass windows, and a wonderful organ which lends itself to wonderful musical settings with first-rate acoustics. A real gem.”

Those wishing to find out more about getting married at Challoch should contact Canon Stephen Hazlett, Tel: 01557 620132  or mobile: 07900 231360

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