Latest News from Kilbrandon Parish Church
Kilbrandon Church is situated on the B8003 Cuan Road on Seil, approximately one mile south of Balvicar Stores, and warmly welcomes families and people of all ages from all walks of life and faith. Worship here is at 10 am on Sundays.
The Church has received Planning Permission to add a kitchen, disabled toilet facility and extension to vestry.
There is a family service on the last Sunday of the month, and Super Sunday for children and young people on all other Sundays. Tea and coffee are offered at the end of each service as a way of welcoming people and offering a chance for a chat.
We have a monthly Fairtrade stall with Traidcraft tea, coffee and other products available including Kilombero rice. These are also available to order from the Traidcraft catalogue. Fairtrade tea, coffee, biscuits etc. are served after our Sunday services and at other events.
The Netherlorn Churches are registered with Eco-Congregation Scotland’s ecumenical programme helping churches make the link between environmental issues and Christian faith, and respond with practical action in the church, in the lives of individuals, and in the local and global community. We aspire to gain an award for achieving the targets set out in our Action Plan. This is currently being pursued mostly at Kilbrandon but with an ambition to extend it to the remaining churches in the Netherlorn ministry. To find out more about Eco-Congregation follow this link www.eco-congregationstcotland.org
We run Messy Church on the first Saturday every second month, 3:30-5:30. This is for everyone; children, people with families, single people, anyone who enjoys making crafts, worshiping in a different way and sharing a meal.
Godly play is taken into the local schools regularly and also features in the services, and Homegroup from time to time.
There is a singing new songs evening, on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm for anyone interested in singing, playing or listening to new songs.
The congregation includes a Church of Scotland Reader, a former lay assistant minister and many other members who participate in worship. As a congregation we are exploring new and innovative forms of worship as well as retaining traditional elements.
We also run a Pastoral Care team for Seil and Easdale Island that provides support, help or a listening ear for people of all faiths and none. We are open, inclusive, non-judgemental and will listen in confidence.
If you would like a lift to church at any time, please phone Martin Waddell (01852 300011). There is a loop hearing system and good disabled access to the building.
The busy Church Office is based at Kilbrandon Church, and produces the bi-monthly ‘Link’ newsletter for Kilbrandon and Kilchattan Church, together with a range of calendars, recipe books and newsletters for the wider community
Kilbrandon Church is open all year round and visitors can enjoy a DVD presentation that gives information about the beautiful stained glass windows by Douglas Strachan, the local area, the Church and the folk who worship there. Many visitors come to see the windows or simply to spend time in reflection or prayer. Local cards, calendars and booklets are available for purchase.