Kilmun Collegiate Church

The collegiate church of Kilmun was, as the name suggests, dedicated to Saint Mund. On 5th August 1441 (the year often erroneously given as the date building Rosslyn Chapel was commenced) the Pope, Eugenius IV (reigned 3rd March – 23rd February 1447) granted the petition of Sir Duncan Campbell of Loch Awe which sought confirmation of the erection of the parish church into a collegiate church.

The formation of this collegiate church pre-dates the building of Rosslyn Chapel by a mere five years and is, therefore, contemporary with Rosslyn Chapel. The need to place Rosslyn Chapel in it’s historical and cultural context becomes more obvious when one is aware that it is not alone in representing religious belief of locally powerful families as demonstrated by their construction of Christian buildings for their own use.

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