Latest News from Kilmelford Parish Church
Kilmelford Church is situated in the centre of village and underwent restoration work in 2009. To achieve this, fund rising efforts and donations were generously organised and given by the community and charitable trusts. The church serves 120 or so permanent dwelling houses in the rural farming and fishing area.
The village of Kilmelford is the most densely populated of all the parish areas with a lovely mix of families and retired folks who come together each second Sunday to worship God. The congregation is often boosted by the tourists staying at places such as the Melfort Club.
People who live in the area are employed in a number of industries such as fish farming, hotels, restaurants and within a boat yard, hill farming and water sports.
Kilmelford has a village hall that hosts many social events including regular coffee mornings and kids events. Kilmelford is a very active community who produce a news magazine called the Kilninford News.
Information for access for all to the church.
An induction loop system has been installed in the Church for those with hearing difficulties. Independent access is possible for wheelchair users but assistance is recommended.
Car parking is behind the church and is reasonably level albeit with an uneven surface.
A paved path leads through a metal stock gate and slopes down the side of the church. There is also a gate at the foot but this is usually open during services.
Un-stepped access to the church for wheelchair users and ambulant disabled people is via the vestry which is through the door on the right at the end of the paved path.
Assistance is needed to negotiate the two doors to access the church itself.
The Church has received Planning Permission to add a kitchen, extend the vestry to accommodate a disabled toilet, store and enlarge the vestry. It is hoped that this will attract more use of the whole building and bring it more up to date with present day needs.
The village has a Post Office and a regular bus route to Oban, which lie 15 miles north and to Lochgilphead, around 22 mile south and beyond.