This evening, I am presenting some images from a recent visit to the picturesque church of St. Monans which is located on the Fife Coast.

The name may have come from an Irish missionary, Monanus or Monans or Monan who may have come to Fife about AD832 and is believed to have preached on the nearby Isle of May. Monanus was slain by Danish invaders about AD 875.

St. Monans church was founded by Alan Durward about AD 1265-67 with the present building attributable to King David II ( 1329-1371), possibly as a thank-offering to God. It was Sir William Dishington who was actually commissioned to build the church during 1362-1370 at a total cost of 750.00 Scots pounds.

Sometime before 1477 the church was granted to Dominican Friars then was burned by the English in 1544 and subsequently became the parish church in 1646. Only the choir was used for worship from 1646-1848. In 1955 a restoration was planned under direction of Ian G. Lindsay.

At time of our visit the church was being prepared for a wedding-which added a special dimension.





This church is a fascinating part of heritage on the Fife Coast.

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