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A warm welcome awaits you at the
Churches of Fort Augustus and Glengarry
‘MAD HATTER’S’ GREAT DAY OUT!
On behalf of the Churches of Fort Augustus and Glengarry, I would like to thank everyone in the community for turning out to support the recent ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party & Family Fun Day’ in the Church and Manse grounds at Fort Augustus. We were blessed with having our friends with us from the Roman Catholic Church who shared with us in our joint baking table, the village parent and toddlers group, and friends from the many groups in the villages who came along. The event reached a grand total of £533.87 (£603 gross with the ecumenical baking table) excluding any recent donations. The ‘Mad Hatter’s’ was in aid of local churches and schools which will benefit from the result.
This is an amazing result and a magnificent achievement for everyone involved to have been able to do this in the space of just 4 hours! It was also great to see so many of our friends, young families and visitors from further afield. The mixed weather conditions did not dampen the spirit or prevent people from coming along. This is really something to be celebrated.
Those who came along enjoyed a heartening bowl of soup and sandwiches and were well looked after by Lorraine Martin and the team of welcoming ladies. Throughout the day organist Kathryn Sharples played a wide range of entertaining music to cheer people along.
The ‘Mad Hatter’s Competition’ to find the best ‘Hatter’s’ hat followed a regal procession and was judged by Barbara Murray. 1st prize was won by Cath Fraser in the adult section and Carys Jones in the child section.
Fran Mansell won the game for guessing the number of balloons in the car. This she did by guessing the correct number exactly which was 71. Well done Fran! Thanks to everyone who took part in this.
For a fuller pictorial report of the grand occasion see the ‘Appeals’ page photo gallery.
During the Summer months both Fort Augustus and Glengarry Parish churches are open during the day to visitors. Please remember that these beautiful churches are very special places of prayer and are cherished by the local communities and by all who come here from all over the world. Do come and experience for yourself the unique atmosphere of peace and tranquillity that is to be found here. You may wish to spend some time quietly or offer a private prayer. At Fort Augustus there is a prayer box for you to place any special petitions you may have into at the back of the church. Take time also to sign the visitors book before you leave.
Service times alternate between both congregations and change every 4 months:
May – August 2018 Fort Augustus (10 am) Invergarry (12 noon)
September – December 2018 Invergarry (10 am) Fort Augustus (12 noon)
January – April 2019 Fort Augustus (10 am) Invergarry (12 noon)
Service at Tomdoun: second Sunday of each month at 3pm
World Day of Prayer (First Friday in March)
Songs of Praise on the occasion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ( January 18-25)
Worship is led by Rev Anthony Jones supported by Mrs Sonia Robbins (Congregational Worship Leader), Mr Cameron Donnelly (Congregational Worship Leader) and Ms Kathryn Sharples (Congregational Worship Leader).
If you would like to read on a Sunday, please get in touch. We are always looking for new volunteers.