Rev. Robin McAlpine

Rev. Robin McAlpine
2011 - Present

History (2018)

From the start of 2018 our Quilting Group transformed into the Green and Quirky Upcycling Project. This team meets fortnightly to save tired, old castoffs from end of life in landfill, transforming them into useable, pleasing objects once more, then selling them via social media. Any profits go to church funds.

Due to issues with the high ceiling in the Methven Hall, a new lower suspended ceiling has been installed with integral lights. This new fresh environment provides a more suitable location for meetings and conferences. A picture of the newly updated hall is shown below:

The Methven Hall - Inside
The Methven Hall - Inside

The Church of Scotland Guild decided to stop meeting at their April Annual General Meeting. Founded in 1929 in the old St. John's Church the orginisation had met continuously for 89 years!

At the end of April the new Church lighting system was unveiled and features individually controlled LED lights in banks suspended from the ceiling. As an added feature the large cross is now lit from behind in a striking effect. The brightness of the lights can now be adjusted during the service to ensure the optimal light level.

The New Church Lighting
The New Church Lighting

The Bell Ringers celebrated another interesting year:

  • We can read music------mostly!
  • We can ring two bells each--------mostly!
  • We can meet the challenges of chords-------definitely!
  • We can face the music----most certainly!
Classical pieces have included:
  • Dvorak-part of New World Symphony
  • Greig---”Morning“, Pier Gynt Suite
  • Schumann-- “Wild Rider” + the clip-clop of hooves on a Baobab nut shell
  • Haydn—St. Anthony's Chorale
Fun pieces have included:
  • Daisy, Daisy
  • Edelweiss
  • Men of Harlech
We often start with a Carillon of Bells and finish with the Doxology!


Bennochy Parish Church by Rev. Jack Gisbey


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