Events and People

On Sunday afternoon 26th August 2012, after taking the Service, Mr Dan Priester, Elder and Mr Bob Cowie, son-in-law of founder member Mrs Chris Sloan, catered for nearly 40 members, adherents and friends, and some children, who came for a barbecue to celebrate the 50th birthday of the congregation. In attendance were founder members Anne Turner, Chris Sloan, Pawel Sliwka and Margaret Sloan together with many of their children, who were baptised years ago, and many of whom have children of their own.

Mairi Cowie led the children present in singing 'Happy birthday, St Columba'. It was good to see so many in the church; if they were all confirmed and regular attenders it would be even more wonderful.

On Saturday 28th April 2012 David had the privilege of baptising Felix William Frederick Tervo the infant son of Juha Matti Tapani Kuurne and Eva Kristina Tervo a Finnish couple who now live in Cannes in the south of France. The baptism took place in Forter Castle, Glenisla a few miles north of Blairgowrie in the southern Highlands.

The photographs were taken by Louise Beattie [ (link opens a new window)].

On Saturday 21st April 2012 Pastor David had the pleasure of officiating at the marriage of Alex Sloan (son of Elder John and grandson of founder member Chris) to Claire Brolly. The wedding took place in the church and it was good to see it so full.

Easter 2010
Easter Sunday 2010 service was well attended. With our chairman having to go to work, and our treasurer away on holiday, we still had 19 adults and 12 children.
"He is risen!", "He is risen indeed!"

Synod 2007
Participants in the 2007 Synod held at St. Columba

Ann and Robert Turner
Anne and Robert Turner were founder members of the church and celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary in October 2009

Anne Turner and Anne McNally

Christmas Eve 2009
Christmas Eve 2009 service was well attended.

The church on Christmas Day 2009
Christmas 2009

Leaving after the service
Going home after the Christmas morning 2009 service.