Lochgilphead Parish Church has reopened for Sunday worship.
Following a decision of the Kirk Session the Church opened again for Sunday worship on Sunday June 6th, 2021. Online reflections/worship will continue on Facebook on Sunday mornings. The church building is limited to a maximum of between 54 and 94 spaces (depending on whether individuals or couples) in the Sanctuary. This allows 1m distancing to be maintained. Seating has been reduced to reflect these numbers.
A leaflet explaining what to expect when attending a service can be found here.
The latest Government advice can be found here. An Argyll & Bute Council dedicated helpline offering advice and help to vulnerable people across Argyll and Bute during the coronavirus outbreak is now available here. The Church of Scotland also provides regular guidance for congregations.
All are Welcome in this Place
A message from Rev Hilda Smith
Welcome to our website! It's an integral part of our vision for our congregation and community which includes renewing our Building, renewing how people view our Church and indeed the Church, renewing our approach to outreach so that God becomes accessible to the man and woman and child in the street, renewing our faith and commitment to serve God and each other. It’s a tall order but one we hope to be able to meet.
When we reopen the Church, with limited numbers allowed to worship in the building, I will continue to post reflections here.
A TIME OF REFLECTION, JULY 25, 2021
RETIREMENT OF REV HILDA SMITH
Our Minister the Rev. Hilda Smith recently announced her retirement from the Church of Scotland Ministry.
Although Hilda will officially retire on 31 August, her last service as our Minister will be held on 8th August, due to existing annual leave arrangements.
With a mind to sharing some stories and personal best wishes, we are organising an afternoon Garden Party in the church grounds on Saturday 28 August, between 2pm and 4pm, when folk can drop in for a cup of tea and a chat with Hilda.
Meantime should you wish to contribute to a retirement gift for Hilda, you can do so before 20 August using the following detail: Clydesdale Bank (Virgin) - Sort Code 82-66-11, Lochgilphead Parish Church Social Fund, A/C No 70036255, or via the Treasurer, Lochgilphead PC, Tolomar, 3b Wilson Road, Lochgilphead PA31 8TR.