Here are just a few photos of all the celebrations that have been taking place in the last week in the run up to Christmas.
Kilmelford Community Celebration enjoyed carols, a Christmas tale from Shian, a Christmas story from Heather and a beautiful solo from a lady from South Africa. The band entertained us throughoutht the evening not only with Carols but a fun 12 Days of Christmas complete with actions. We rounded off with a rousing We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
Myra and Maura told the Christmas Story doing Godly Play at the Carols by Candlelight service at Kilbrandon.
People enjoying mulled wine and nibbles in Kilbrandon. Everyone helped make a Christmas wreath round the table and helped tell the story by bringing parts forward.
The Nativity service at Kilbrandon saw Mary and Joseph come in and face an irate innkeeper.
The Shepherds then came in and woke him up, followed by two wise men, one on a motorbike and one in a car, then an Angel woke him up too, poor fellow.
The innkeeper mellowed when he saw the baby Jesus and knocked on everyone else’s doors to tell them the good news.
When the Moderator, Very Reverend Dr. Angus Morrison, visited the Argyll Presbytery this September he and his wife included a short visit to Kilninver church. It was of particular personal significance to the Moderator as he had happy memories of attending during his days as a young man when helping David Kilpatrick with salmon fishing. (Coincidentally David was Beadle for forty years.)
A flower festival with a theme of harvest thanksgiving, especially fishing, was organised to welcome him.
In his brief but most enjoyable visit he had a delighted reunion with David. He was shown his name, listed with other helpers, in a booklet written by David about the fishing and then given a copy.
Georgina Dalton and Jean Campbell did some great flower arrangements and the fishing net was decorated with some lovely crab shells found on Gigha. The large fish was a kind loan from Poppies Garden Centre.
Many photographs were taken, and these few are to share the visit with more people.