Well done Cathie! A very big thank you to all who organised, contributed to and supported the event. Despite the heavy rain and gusty wind a large number of folk turned up to hear Rev Mary Pearson formally open the sale. After the service members voted unanimously to call Rev Burton to be our Minister and we eagerly await his arrival in the next few weeks. Before the Youth Club stopped for the summer the children enjoyed a craft evening which had been organised by one of the parents.
Voting will take place immediately after the service. We are very much looking forward to hearing Rev Burton. Christine Fulcher and Rev. Clive Pearson. It was lovely to see Gigha Church well filled and the singing was enhanced by the playing of our organist Julius Weeks.
Thank you to all the helpers who made this possible and to the children and parents who came along. They were not deterred by a thunderstorm which threatened to spoil the party!! It was very well attended and those participating tried to answer questions on topics such as geography, American presidents and recent past copies of the Campbeltown Courier!!
Thank you to everyone on the Committee for arranging the evening and to all who came along to participate.
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Sunday Worship during June and July. Read our June edition of Church Chat here. After the Coffee Evening members of the finance committee met to plan the programme of fundraising events over the summer months. Tributes have also been paid on the Church of Scotland website. During the course of last week we received an email from the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland asking congregations to display white ribbons in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka and in memory of those who were killed or injured in the terrorist massacres.
Click on the above link to read about how members of Killean and Kilchenzie Kirk Session are supporting the community of Tayinloan. Another busy night at the Youth Club. Our second beach service, also conducted by Marilyn Shedden, celebrated the risen Christ.
Following the service all enjoyed a cooked breakfast in the Church Hall. The symbolism of the events leading up to Easter Day was very effectively explained and demonstrated by the School Chaplain,Marilyn Shedden with the children participating. Later the children, accompanied by their teachers and a large number of parents and friends enjoyed a drink and hot cross bun in the Church Hall.
The Easter Messy Church was a great success with 24 children and 20 adults in attendance. The children enjoyed a variety of crafts, heard the Easter Story and enjoyed sharing a meal. In preparation for our Easter beach services the children from Rhunahaorine and Glenbarr Primary Schools decorated our daffodil cross. We would like to thank them for their hospitality and warm welcome. She received a basket of specially knitted Easter chicks as a present.
Very best wishes Chris from the three linked congregations. Clive and Mrs Mary Pearson have arrived safely at the Manse in Muasdale which will be their home for the next 4 months. We look forward to welcoming them at Sunday worship. With Easter fast approaching our knitters some of whom have had previous experience in the wool business!! After a very busy couple of weeks the Manse is ready for the arrival of Rev.
Clive Pearson and his wife Mary. Thank you to everyone who assisted in getting the work done on time and in particular our Property Convener,Marion McDonald. The kitchen. The office. The hall. The double bedroom. The twin bedroom. Several parents and a grandparent are also involved. The children were given a challenge to build a tower from newspaper which could carry a paper plate with six beads.
The Kintyre Forum
Because Kintyre is not an island, the ferry service is not a lifeline in the way most other CalMac services are. It simply provides an alternative - and some believe better - way of getting to the area. As the ferry also covers the Ardrossan to Brodick route, any changes to the Campbeltown timetable would need to be agreed by all the stakeholders to make sure Arran did not lose out.
One local concern has been that there may be no service next summer - but that the service may start again in the future after the next contract to provide ferry services around the west coast comes into operation towards the end of next year. One reason for the nervousness in Kintyre is the memory of a failed attempt to establish a car ferry service between Campbeltown and Ballycastle in Northern Ireland in the late s.
Its was run by a private company which received no subsidy. There is political fallout in the US amid fears Turkey may launch a long-threatened attack on Kurdish fighters. Kintyre ferry discussions 'positive' 27 October A decision on the service's future is expected before Christmas.
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To this day Mull Of Kintyre and the legacy of the McCartneys continue to bring in tourists and benefit the area in ways large and small. The annual Mull of Kintyre Music Festival owes its name to the song. The newly refurbished and reopened historic Campbeltown Picture House was saved many years back thanks in part to money donated by the McCartneys. The only slight twinge of regret the pipers will admit to, as tends to be the way with huge hit songs, comes down to money. Given the choice of a lump sum or a percentage of the royalties, the pipe band committee opted for the upfront payout, having failed to foresee what a smash Mull Of Kintyre would become.
But they seem philosophical about it. It gave us the chance to reminisce about the recording session and have a laugh. Does it still hold a special place in his heart and will he and his family ever return? Still one of the biggest songs on the planet, Mull of Kintyre turned 40 last Christmas.
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To mark the anniversary, Paul McCartney told The Big Issue of the love that inspired it, while Malcolm Jack made a special journey to the land that Macca still holds dear. December 18, By Malcolm Jack. The author outside Spirit of Ranachan.
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