Our Celebration Service for the completion of Phase One of Project ROCK will be held on Sunday 30th August at 6.30pm in the Parish Church in the Village.
Our worship will be led by Very Rev David Lunan, the former Moderator of the General Assembly who led our 350th anniversary service in 2009.
We have also invited a number of local dignitaries and people who have been involved with the project (funders, representatives of Presbytery and the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh and the professional team), so we would be delighted to see as many of the congregation as can manage that evening. There will be tea and coffee (and probably cake!) after the service.
One condition of the funding we received from the Heritage Lottery Fund for Project ROCK is that we must open the Church to the public (apart from our worship services). We hope to do this by opening our doors on Sunday afternoons in July, August and September from 2pm to 5pm and longer on the Doors Open Days weekend (12/13 September).
We therefore need a number of willing volunteers to show visitors around the Church – the more the better – so if you can spare one or more afternoons in an excellent cause, please speak to Iain Ogilvie or any office bearer over the next week or two. We will provide enough information to be getting in with and you will not be expected to know the full history of the Church – just be a friendly face!
We returned to our Parish Church building for worship this morning after the completion of work on the church roof. It has taken us ten years to get to this point and we’ve been away from the building for the past nine months or so, but it’s fair to say that everyone present was taken aback by the transformation. It’s great to see the old place looking so new!
Worship services take place in the Parish Church every Sunday at 10.15am and at the Forge Community Centre, Balloch at 11.45am. You are assured of a warm welcome at either service.