St Ninian's Inverness
The Modern Exterior
The booklet "A History of St.
Ninian's" is now printed and on sale for £5, Many lovely photographs, stories and
reminiscences of our past. Sincere thanks to the many people who helped in its production.
Fr Peter Barry, 12 Culloden Court, Culloden Inverness IV2 7DX Tel: 01463
Please telephone or write
" The post-war years saw rapid changes in the town of Inverness.
With the growth in population, new housing estates were springing up, extending the burgh
boundaries to the east. The congregation had increased in proportion and, by the end of
the Fifties, the Catholic Directory records an estimated Catholic population of 1520. Many
families without private transport had to walk long distances to Sunday Mass and in 1959,
Bishop Walsh decided the time had come to create a new parish in the town.
A house was purchased in Culduthel Road and altered to
become a bright and modern Church. Many felt sadness at what seemed the breaking up of the
Community but the years have proved the necessity of the decision.
Ordained 18:6:39 R.I.P.
The first congregation of St. Ninians numbered
230, but, at the time of writing, has increased to 700 while St. Marys numbers 1100.
Father George McCurrach (later Canon) was the first Parish Priest of the new Church.
The Side Altar
St Ninian Stained Glass Window
Mary and Jesus
Father Peter Barry
Bishop Mario's Visit