Friends of Kilfinan Parish Church

Further Investigation of

the  Inveryne Stone

 On Tuesday 26 October  I met with Dr  Aaron Watson from Kilmartin Museum in the Lamont Gallery.  He had come to perform the first part of the process of creating a digital image of the Inveryne Stone in the hope that it may shed further light on the origin of the carving.

The process is called photogrammetry and involves taking hundreds of still photographs of the surface of the Stone to provide the data for a computer generated digital model which will be available online.  To do this the glass screen had to be removed so that the camera could get close to the surface of the Stone.


Dr Aaron Watson

W Sinclair Sutherland

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Kilfinan Church and

Heritage Centre

    Limited Opening




As you will know the Covid 19 pandemic resulted in many places being closed for a considerable period.  This  resulted in the closure of all Churches and associated buildings in the United Kingdom. During this time  Rev David Mitchell has been posting weekly reflections presented from the Sister Churches in turn on the West CowalWeb Site.

Recent relaxation in the rules mean that it is now possible to open Kilfinan Church for weekly worship with some restrictions.  Social distancing rules mean it is necessary to book in advance by contacting Nick Ferguson on 07770 496896 or   Visiting our our Lamont Gallery and local history room at Kilfinan is,unfortunately, not yet permitted.  In the mean time  please  visit the West CowalWeb Site where you can still listen to or watch David’s reflections.

You can find out more about the Kilfinan Heritage centre by visiting the Lamont Vault page on this site.  The necessary  closure of the centre to visitors could of course have resulted in a considerable loss of income but the continued generosity of our many friends at home and abroad has allowed funds to grow by£2098 to £8614.

We look forward to seeing you soon and would welcome feedback by following the instructions on our Contact Us page.

 Kilfinan Church For more pictures go to The Lamont Vault page.

Outside of finished Project

Last updated: 6 November 2021 at

10.55 pm

  Friends of Kilfinan Parish Church

Secretary: Margaret Sutherland, Drum Cottage, Kilfinan, Argyll, PA21 2ER

 Telephone: 01700 821207   E-mail:

Webmaster: W Sinclair Sutherland.   E-mail:


War Grave

 One of the graves in the Churchyard is a designated War Grave from WW 1

It is that of Alexander Weir (Plot 135) who was an Able Seaman with the Mercantile Marine Reserve who died on 19 October 1915 in the service of his country.

Kilfinan Parish Church


Services are held every Sunday at 12.15pm


All are welcome to join us.

Minister:  Rev David Mitchell, West Cowal Manse, Kames, Tighnabruaich, Argyll, PA21 2AD

Telephone:  01700 811045


Service of Remembrance

Subject to the expected easing of restrictions the Annual Service of Remembrance will be held at 12.15 PM  on Sunday 9 November.

After the service there will be a laying of  wreaths at the War Memorial.

 Erskine Hospital.

To purchase a copy of Dance to Your Daddy for £6.00 (including UK postage) contact Bob Marshall.

(Dance to Your Daddy is also available on Amazon).

This edition is sold to raise money for Mary’s Meals. I will update this website to record book sales and money donated.

Dance to Your Daddy is also available in pdf format.

To purchase a copy of Dance to Your Daddy for £3.00 as a pdf file contact Bob Marshall, e-mail:

The file size is 9 Mbytes

Christmas and Easter Services

As is our custom two special services will take place at Kilfinan over the Christmas period. The first of these will be the Christingle service on the Sunday before Christmas  at 3.00 pm. This is specially suitable for children. The other service is on Christmas Day  at 11.00 am.  

Each year we also host two special services during Holy Week.  The first of these is on Maunday  Thursday and the second on Easter Sunday.  

These services are always well attended.

The Late Jean  Marshall

Book Offer

Many visitors to this site will have fond memories of Jean Marshall, painter,  author and talented musician who for many years provided the music for our services.

Her son Bob has arranged for her book, “Dance to your Daddy” to be  reprinted with some additions,