The Liaison Committee was set up to help develop links between the three congregations of Kirn, St. John’s and Sandbank in preparation for their linkage into the Charge of Central Cowal.

The three churches have enjoyed coming together socially for such activities as barbecues, picnics, ceilidhs, soup and sandwich lunches and even a ‘cruise’ on the Waverley paddle steamer!

Opportunities for joint worship have also been appreciated – with Songs of Praise Services, Christingle Services and ‘normal’ Sunday services being held in each of the three sanctuaries.

By popular demand we are looking forward to another ceilidh in March.  Look at the Events Page for further details as arrangements progress!

The Presbytery of Argyll will soon be telling us the date for their Service of Linkage of the three churches into one new charge.  This is likely to be in early May, 2011. 

The three churches will remain as separate congregations, but will be one ‘Charge’ served by the minister, Rev. Sarah Nicol, assited by the Deacon, Mrs Glenda Wilson.

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.