Worship at Strontian Church – 11am
on 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month
Open Meeting Wednesday 8th September
All are invited to an open meeting which will be helped on Zoom on Wednesday 8th September 2021. The primary purpose for this meeting is to establish the level of local interest in working towards community ownership of the Church building.
Zoom details for the meeting will be shared nearer the time of the meeting.
Article in Dethadol July 2021
These have been difficult months for all during the Covid-19 restrictions. Around the Churches we have been able to move worship and other activities online and have been encouraged to welcome some new faces. Worship onsite resumes now at times listed elsewhere in this publication, within continuing restrictions. In all aspects of life, the pandemic has brought into sharp focus some of the change needed as we journey into an ever changing future. At the Church’s recent General Assembly, radical plans to rationalise the number of ministries, and to take a realistic look at the buildings requirement were approved and now the new Presbytery Mission plans are being worked on. Locally, elders in the congregations will be engaging in conversations with Presbytery colleagues.
At Strontian Church well before Covid arrived, the elders had decided that maintaining the building for a small worshipping congregation was no longer viable. Those regularly worshipping at the building, are saddened by the prospect, and we hope that there may be sufficient community interest to transfer ownership to a third party – ideally retaining the option to use the building for worship, weddings, funerals and other Church purposes, while making it available as a community space to celebrate the heritage of the Telford designed building. The General Trustees of the Church of Scotland with whom we have had informal conversations would be interested to progress such a plan, as are others around our community and its various community bodies.
If you would like to support keeping the building within local community use can I ask that you contact me on the number below, or using the form below you can be added to the ‘Friends of Strontian Church’ mailing list
In recent times with increased on-line engagement, we know that building or no building the Church continues to share in God’s mission, bringing care, love, opportunities for worship and learning to all in our communities. We are here for all, and invite you to join with us online or onsite in the adventure of faith.
Rev Donald McCorkindale