We said a fond farewell to Hester and Ken on Sunday with a very enjoyable bring & share lunch and speeches from Martin Waddell, Chris Thornhill and Georgina Dalton on behalf of each congregation. As a token of our thanks and as a goodbye gift we presented them with a Colin Prior Photo, a generous cheque from the Netherlorn congregation and a card signed by everybody who was there. It was a great day! We will miss them but wish them all the very best on this new exciting venture.
Alison Hay will be the Interim Moderator for Netherlorn Churches until a new minister is appointed. Will will keep you updated on progress. In the meantime here are some photos of the day.
Thanks to Hazel for the photos.
Netherlorn Minister Ken Ross has been offered, and has accepted, a new post with the Church of Scotland, working on theological education and leadership development in Africa, starting in Spring 2019. Ken said, “This has not been an easy decision and I am grateful for much support and encouragement. It is exciting to have a fresh challenge ahead but after nine wonderful years we know we will greatly miss the Netherlorn parishes. I look forward to sharing more about these plans in 2019.”
As we prepare to mark the centenary of the Armistice, Craignish Parish Church features a beautiful wall-hanging with poppies that have been knitted by members of the community under the inspirational coordination of Pippa Shanks. It can be viewed at the church, which also displays biographical information about the Craignish men who were killed in the two World Wars, and will be at the centre of the Remembrance Day service on Sunday 11 November 2018.