Events 2019

2019

AGM

The AGM was held after the morning service on Sunday 1st. December 2019. Reports were received from the Secretary, Treasury and Lay Rep, and elections were held for members of the Vestry. The following were elected or re-elected to the Vestry:  Gill Austen, Bridget Gordon, Christine Hart, Sue Munro, Frank Spencer-Nairn, George Stone, Pat Westall, Marjorie Wilson.  Bridget Gordon was elected Lay Rep, with Pat Westall as Alt Lay Rep.  At a short Vestry meeting after the GM, Gill Austen was elected secretary and Sue Munro Treasurer. George Stone agreed to act as Chair until a resident priest is appointed, who will take this role.

 

Goodbye to Martin and Carol

Our priest, Rev Martin Roff, and his wife Carol, have left us to enjoy retirement near family in England. We are very grateful to Martin for his ministry, and he and Carol will be greatly missed. Martin’s last service was our Harvest Festival on Sunday 29th. September. It was followed by a lunch at Kilmartin Hall, at which a presentation was made to Martin and Carol. We wish them all the best in their new home.

 

 

 

 

 

Raspberry Tea

Our annual Raspberry Tea was held on Saturday 14th. September in Balnain Hall.  Thanks to all who helped to make it a great success by donating items to sell, making the teas, manning the stalls, and of course, thanks to all the people who came along to enjoy the event.

 

 

 

Lunch for Janet

On Sunday 28th. July we had a barbecue lunch after the morning service, to celebrate Janet Adams’ work in the church, as a Eucharistic Minister, Vestry member and Vestry Secretary on the occasion of her retirement from these positions. We are very grateful to Janet for all she has done for St. Ninian’s over the years and wanted to show our appreciation.  Despite a little rain we had a very enjoyable barbecue –  thanks to all who helped to make the occasion a success.

 

Outreach update

Report by George Stone

I am pleased to report that the Life Explored Course on Sunday evenings in January/March was considered a success, and worth repeating.  With the Free Church and the Church of Scotland we are planning a repeat in September/October, and again in January/March 2020.  The “Visitations” of new houses was undertaken in November/December by a team led by the Revd Adrian Varwell.  They intend to visit the next tranche of new houses in the next few weeks.  They have agreed to extend the programme to include ALL houses with new occupants in Drumnadrochit and Lewiston.  For this, Adrian may be requesting help in identifying where owners have changed’ and possibly a larger team too.

Table top sale

We took a table at the Table-Top Sale in Cannich Village Hall on Sunday afternoon, 17th. March.  Many thanks to all who donated books, DVDs, marmalade etc. and to the Church members who organized and manned our table. After paying £10 for our table, we still made over £40, which will be a welcome addition to the Church’s income.

 

St Ninian’s Lunches

We held a series of monthly lunches in the Ness Deli, Drumnadrochit, beginning on 28th. February. These were popular and well-attended throughout the year.