Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Harvest Thanksgiving Breakfast & Service at our Food Fair

Christ Church Harvest Thanksgiving Breakfast & Service.

The Vestry & congregation would like to invite our readers to the Christ Church Harvest Thanksgiving Breakfast & Service, which is part of our Harvest Food & Homes Fair being held in Bishopton House on the 28th & 29th September.

The Harvest Breakfast will be held from 9.30/10.00 before the church service at 11.00 on Sunday 29th, in the Rectory.  As we haven’t had an actual Harvest Thanksgiving for a while we thought it would be a nice idea to make it a pot-luck event and suggest people might like to contribute a small amount of food each for all to share at the breakfast table.   Tea, & coffee will be provided.

The Service will be a family and non-denominational celebration of readings, poems and hymns, with a short communion service afterwards for those who wish to stay.

The Fair will open at 12 o’clock.

Programme of events for the weekend


The Fair opens at 10am with the local Brass Band - Argyll Brass

There will be a range of demonstrations and talks throughout the day.

The Walking Theatre Company will be doing a WWII food themed play at 2pm.

The Fair will close at 4pm.


Harvest Breakfast 9.30/10.00 am
Harvest Thanksgiving Service 11.00 am
The Fair will open again at 12 o’clock & close at 4pm.

Monday, 2 September 2013

New Priest for Mid Argyll

The Reverend Simon Mackenzie is to be the next priest for the charges in Mid Argyll and Arran.  Following his time at Oxford University, Father Simon worked in Glasgow.  T rained at The College of The Resurrection, Mirfield, he was ordained in 1985.  

Following the announcement that Father Simon is to take up the post of Priest in Charge of Mid Argyll, Bishop Kevin said: “This is a very exciting time in the life of the Diocese of Argyll and T he Isles which Father Simon recognises and has responded to.  He comes to join the Diocesan team with a wealth of pastoral experience after 22 years in Perry Beeches Parish, Birmingham. His spirituality and wisdom were the gifts recognised by the interviewing group who unanimously recommended him for the post. The appointment involves a new grouping of congregations , including the Isle of Arran, who are now looking forward with confidence.”