Ardchattan Parish News

Greetings from Switzerland..
05 January 2017

We received this email and photos from a couple who were travelling in Scotland in July. After the service (which they missed) they had a look in the church and shared tea and biscuits with us. They were on their way to Gretna to renew their marriage vows...

    "Dear new friends: 7-14 we met at St.Modan's Church. We were on a sightseeing trip across Scotland and curious to have a look at your little church, and your welcome indeed was very charming. After 2 weeks we came home with thousands of pictures and memories. One happy day we found the 'lost' paper with your email address allowing further contact...

We are: Margrith & Markus Siegrist-Scheidegger.
Now we are 78 years old and have two grown up sons and two grandchildren.
We live in a single family house in the county near Zurich and his lake, with beautiful sight to the montains (pictures promised for later). Our main business except still sustaining our sons is working in house and garden.
We wish you all and your families very very merry Christmas and all good things in world and life for New Year!!!
With greetings and embraces
Margrith & Markus
P.S. 7-14 we were in Gretna Green, each of us 77, renewing our 55 years old matrimony for the next 55 years..."

New Year's Day Photograph..
02 January 2017

We wish all our readers a Happy New Year with this rather unusual photograph of Venus and the moon seen above St. Modan's Church on New Year's Day.       



Sign up for our Online Advent Calendar now..
26 November 2016

Each day this Advent, starting 1st December, our online calendar reveals a new film from one of our Ministeries team reflecting on a word symbolizing the meaning of Christmas.

You can sign-up for our advent now at and we'll email you an alert when the first window opens Thursday 1st December.



We welcome Fiona Morrison..
15 November 2016

We are blessed to welcome Fiona Morrison, who recently started a six month placement as part of her training for Ministry. We asked Fiona to write a few words to tell us about herself.

"I am very much enjoying being at St Modans and Ardchattan and am very grafetful for the warm welcome I have received.

I am very much looking forward to getting to know everyone and gainingexperience. Already I have learnt a lot and am enjoying being part of abusy parish with good outreach to the community, which is giving me manydifferent opportunities. It is great being in a church with children and learning from a minister with Jeff's experience, and sense of humour!

My passions in life are God and boats. I was brought up in a Christian family and my faith has strengthened and deepened over the years, particularly through the more difficult periods in life. What a joy and privilege to have a friend like Jesus to be there with us through the ups and downs of life.

My two 'children' are a wee baby called Saorsa ( a 13 foot boat) and my big girl, Free Spirit, a 23 1/2 foot boat. I love the freedom of the sea and my Dad shared his love of boats with me by introducing me to the sea while in my carrycot.

How blessed we are to live in this beautiful area where we can appreciate the beauty of God's creation."

Back during the summer .....
26 October 2016

During the summer holidays our Sunday School made a new banner with pictures from the Gospels for St. Modan's.

Today it was hung in place above the main door.


We took some of our young people on an activity weekend in Ardgour again, they enjoyed lots of interesting adventures!


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