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Parish News Round-up

Thursday January 12

Our regular round-up of news received from churches.

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The church of Kilmun, on the Holy Loch in Cowal, is an attractive 19th century building built not just for local parishioners but for the hordes of tourists and visitors who came on holiday in southern Argyll. At the west end of the church stand the remains of a stone tower dating to the 1450s, when the medieval parish kirk of Kilmun was made into a Collegiate Church by the grant of the Earl of Argyll.

But there is evidence of a much earlier church presence here. An early Christian cross-carved slab has lain in the graveyard for many centuries, possibly dating to the sixth or seventh century.Kilmun, or Cill Mhunnu ‘the church of [Saint] Munnu’ may even be as early as St Munnu himself – he died in AD 635 – though it is not know whether he visited the site.

To protect this important ancient stone it has now been brought inside the church and mounted on a plinth. It will be an inspiration for the parishioners and an attraction for visitors, especially those who come as pilgrims in response to the Faith in Cowal project, exploring the early Christian landsdcape of Cowal.

For more on Faith in Cowal, see www.faithincowal.org

Picture: the Rev David Mill welcomed the Kilmun Cross into the parish church on December 21.


The Friendship Circle at Cardonald Parish Church in Glasgow took on a project to knit Twiddlemuffs which help to people suffering from dementia.

The small group, not all of whom are knitters, set out with the aim of producing 80 muffs for the nearby Erskine Care Home. However, word spread about the project and, due to support from both Church members and people with no church connection, they ended up in December with 330 muffs.

These have been donated to four local Care Homes, the Erskine Home, the Alzheimer's Society’s Forget-Me-Not project and two homes run by Crossreach - Williamwood House and Adams House.

The photograph was taken on the day church minister the Rev Calum MacLeod came to bless the muffs before they were donated to the various homes.  


 

 Nineteen members of Kirkmuirhill Church Guild received long service certificates, ranging from 25 to 61 years.


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