Sponsored Clyde Swim

We recently featured a page with details of the Sponsored Clyde Swim which we are delighted to say went well and everyone made it home safely as it was quite a turbulent river that day. Robert ‘our’ swimmer has raised £745.00 to date and we thank him for that. We also thank Allana’s and Electricom for displaying his sponsor sheets.

The following is the text of an article due to appear in the Dunoon Observer on 29 June 2012.

What if generosity were a currency?

This was a question posed by the Danish chocolate company Anthon Berg for its ‘Generous Store’ campaign. The company opened a pop-up store for one day in Copenhagen and gave out chocolate as payment to individuals, who promised to perform a generous deed.

Chocolate lovers posted on the company’s Facebook page, sharing promises like “serving breakfast in bed.” Then they picked up their chocolate payment at the store and essentially broadcast to their followers to “pay it forward”. Research suggests that paying it forward is something most people enjoy. Anthon Berg’s ad agency company’s findings showed that seven out of ten people were happy when they did something good for other people. But only one out of ten people ever experienced generosity on a daily basis.

So what can you do?

17 wonderful young people swam the River Clyde on Saturday the 23rd of June; proving their generosity is currency, this was for their friend ‘PK’

‘PK’ has MS, he was a healthy Royal Marine, and no one knows why and when MS will strike.   Paul’s exceptional attitude is “live life under all circumstances”, life is not all roses.  Hopefully his outlook will bring awareness that healthy diet; lifestyle and positive attitude can turn your life around.

So far his friends have completed the three peaks 24 hour challenge, and now the Clyde swim, PK is with them climbing the hills and swimming the river.  The first man home was Chris Ritchie and the first lady Jo Kelly.  They were met by a great crowd and a warming cup of Nicola’s soup.  PK only asked for a little support…his friends certainly earned their chocolate!

To help Paul achieve his goal go to JustGiving and then click on Robert Murchison to donate.

Parish Profile

The recently updated Parish Profile can be found here.


COG resumes with an open meeting on 14th September when our guest speaker will be from the R.N.L.I. All are welcome and invited to attend (including men!) to show our support to a worthy organisation. Meetings take place in St John's Church Hall, Wednesdays at 8pm.

Molly McNair’s 100th Birthday

See here for photographs from Molly McNair's 100th Birthday tea in the Church.

Mission Partner Update

We have an update on the work of our Mission Partner - Dr Ruth Shakespeare. Read more on our Mission Partner News Page

Community of Faith Conferences

At the beginning of 2016, the Community of Faith Conference will be running in Glasgow, Dumfries and Inverness for those that are involved in ministry with children and young people all over Scotland. The theme for the 2016 events will be 'for churches with few or no children'. See here for more details.

Our Wee Shop

Click here to see an update on "our wee shop" from Lawther.

Interim Moderator

A letter from the new Interim Moderator can be found here.


We meet every Sunday at Kirn Parish Church at 10.30 am see our Location page for details of where we are

Sunday School

We have an enthusiastic Sunday School who meet every week during morning service. At present there are about 15 children aged 3-12 who enjoy singing, stories, making things and participating in services. There is a rota of 6 adults who lead the Sunday School activities in discussion with the minister and deacon. We have a prizegiving service for our children in June every year and we always organise a barbeque or picnic at around the same time. In recent years this has been a joint celebration with the St. John’s Sunday School. The children also lead a nativity service in December each year and this is greatly enjoyed by the whole congregation.