Smailholm has a particularly attractive parish church (Church of Scotland), believed to be Norman in origin though little of the original remains. Records show that in 1171 Smailholm was a dependent of Earlston Church, and from 1408 until the Reformation (1560), it was in the possession of Dryburgh Abbey. From 1632 onwards the church was extensively rebuilt, with further alterations in 1820. The church bell, still used today, was made by Michael Burgenbuys and is inscribed "Smellum 1647." The church has a number of interesting features, including a boarded vaulted roof, and a Laird's Loft, accessible by means of an external stair at the north west end that continues inside the building. There are stained glass windows in the east end of the chancel, depicting St. Cuthbert.
Services are usually held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, at 10.00 am.
Information is available here on Smailholm Church and other churches in the Kelso Country Churches group.
or telephone 01573 460254