Vault and Gallery Fully Open
The Lamont Gallery is at last fully open to the public. It will be open twenty four hours every day of the week.
It has been a long haul to get to this stage. As many will know the Vault has been open for some time and the Gallery was open until the installation of the Inveryne Stone. For safety and security reasons the authorities insisted that a plate glass screen was fitted in front of the stone before it was put on view. It has taken some time to source suitable fixings for this but everything is finally in place.
We look forward to seeing visitors and would love it if you were to give us your feedback directly by e-mail.
For more pictures go to The Lamont Vault page.
Outside of finished Project
Floor Mounted Stones from Above
Inspecting the Glass Screen
Kilfinan Parish Church News Letter
Last updated: 24 April 2018
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On Sunday 3 September 2017 we were visited by representatives of the Clan Lamont who were attending their annual gathering at Portavadie.
The church service was followed by a short talk outlining the stages of the Lamont Vault Project and a visit to the vault which is now complete. A Lunch was provided in the Hall opposite the Church.
Friends of Kilfinan Parish Church
Secretary: Margaret Sutherland, Drum Cottage, Kilfinan, Argyll, PA21 2ER
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We recently found out through the Commonwealth War Graves Commission that 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
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. All these services are always well attended.
The Service of Remembrance in the Church and the laying of a wreath at the War Memorial will take place on Sunday 11th November.
The Charity Shop in Tighnabruaich had been leased by a an organisation called the Friends of West Cowal. It has been such a success that the Churches have purchased the premises outright.
All proceeds from the shop will be used for the benefit of the four churches of the Charge. In the first full year a total of £10,000 was distributed to the three congregations.
Service of Remembrance
The Annual Service of remembrance will be held at 12.15 PM on Sunday 11 November.
After the service there will be a laying of wreaths at the War Memorial.
All are invited to a Soup and Sandwich Lunch in the Village Hall afterwards. All proceeds will go to the Erskine Hospital.
A local history centre is being prepared in a room accessed from the rear of the Church. We hope it will be open to the public very soon.