Ardchattan Parish News

Baptism in Ardchattan..
15 February 2015

A congregation from across the Parish joined together in worship in Ardchattan Kirk on February 15th, sharing the witness and celebration of the baptism of young Ruaridh Yates. Ruaridh's parents, Kerry and Elliot, were joined by many of their family and friends for the happy occasion.



Soup Lunch after Worship..
25 January 2015

On Sunday 25th January we said farewell to a very popular and well respected friend as Rodney Wills left us to move to Edinburgh. Rodney had been a member of our Parish since 1991 and was an Elder and Reader for many years both in Ardchattan and surrounding parishes. His wife Susan was also a very active member, helping to design and make hangings and arranging the flowers in St. Modan’s. Sadly she has had to go into a home in Edinburgh. Rodney is moving to be near her and their two daughters.

After the Communion Service at Ardchattan Kirk, a soup lunch was provided in the North Connel Hall with five different types of soup, tasty sandwiches and excellent baking. About forty people attended. Rodney was presented with a card, hand-made by the Sunday School children and signed by Church members, as well as an album of photos to remind them of their time in Ardchattan. 

                              [pictures from Rodney and Susan's album]

No speeches were made; true to his unassuming nature Rodney preferred to slip away quietly but we are sure he will keep in touch with many friends in the area and we hope to hear news of him from time to time. All in our Parish wish him well in his new adventure in Edinburgh and give thanks for the time he spent with us.

Donations collected at the meal will be used to help our Bible class who are fund raising for their May trip to the Abernethy Trust Centre in Ardgour.



Christmas in Ardchattan..
25 December 2014

As usual, Advent and Christmas were a very busy, exciting joyous and thoughtful time in Adrchattan.

'Real Advent Calendars' were purchased to remind folk daily of the real Christmas Story - with a Fairtrade Chocolate behind each window aswell!

The Advent Study Group found much to think about and reflect on in the Ghent Alterpiece during their weekly meetings at the Manse.

Christmas trees were decorated (the one in St. Modan's being so large that a second set of lights had to be purchased!).

Barcaldine School left some splendid Shepherds and Kings in church from their Nativity Play there, for congregations to enjoy and ponder on.

In Ardchattan Kirk, All Stars provided an excellent Nativity Story, which was followed in the afternoon with their Christmas Party and a Half Hour Happening in the North Connel Hall.

In Benderloch folk heard St. Modan's bell ring out at midnight to announce Christmas Morning from our Watchnight Service and later, in Ardchattan Kirk, friends and families gathered from across the Parish to rejoice and celebrate the wonders of Christmas Day.

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