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Kilchattan is a vibrant happy church on the island of Luing, an inner Hebridean island. This church benefits from a strong Christian ethos and is often full with people of all ages who are dedicated and committed members of the church community.
Kilchattan Church is very much a family place of worship, and it plays a vital role in the community, as a witness to a modern Christian life.
Some of the 180 residents on the island commute to Oban and some are employed in traditional employment such as fishing and farming of the famous Luing cattle. The island is a mecca for bird watchers and walkers and has a small and steady tourist industry.
The church has a Sunday school, who join the congregation until the after the offertory , when they enjoy fun and learning with youth leaders.
Weekly junior church meetings are also held, offering a ministry to children. It is called JAM (Jesus and Me). They meet on a Thursday night and it is aimed at children aged P3- S6. They meet in Cullipool hall, with a charge of 50p, from 6.30pm - 8 pm. The children are often involved in the worship and included in communion, which is very much a whole congregation occasion. There is a strong team of volunteer youth workers involved in the youth work on the Island.
The last Sunday of the month is a family service, with the focus very much on the junior members of the church, Kilchattan Church is a Fairtrade church. Linda Leggett runs the Fair Trade Stall usually on the last Sunday of the month offering a wide variety of Fair Trade items.
Tea/Coffee and biscuits are also served on the last Sunday of the month, where there is a chance to linger on and chat together after worship.
A monthly prayer meeting is held in the home of Jean and John Alexander on the last Thursday of the month, it runs from 2.15 – 3.45pm. Anyone who wishes transport from North Cuan, Seil, ring 314 242 and catch the 2pm ferry from North Cuan. Jean and John also run a weekly House Fellowship group on a Wednesday night from 8pm. Alpha Courses and youth Alpha courses are sometimes held.
The island is easily accessible with a small ferry, on a short 5 minute journey between the Island of Seil and Luing. There are a number of Readers connected with the church with a commitment from the congregation to explore contemporary worship and the development of ministry.