The St Bride’s church building is little more than a century old, but since then has seen significant changes of denomination and of physical form. But the history of the Church in Newtonmore is far richer than that of one building.
As with many parts of the Central Highlands, Badenoch has strong connections to the Celtic Church, with links to St Columba (in Kingussie), St Eunan (Insh Parish Church, still on the same site), St Michael (Laggan), St Kenneth (Kinlochlaggan) and St Bride (Newtonmore).
The graveyard still in use in Newtonmore is dedicated to St Bride (Ladh gu Cladh Brighde) .
Some archaeologists consider that the site of the 6th Century chapel is within the graveyard, and has been re-used for the burial of a later gentry family—the Macphersons of Benchar.