Volunteers out in force to clean up St Conan’s
VOLUNTEERS banished dust from the vestry and cobwebs from the cloisters of St Conan’s Kirk in Lochawe last Sunday, April 23.
Armed with dusters, mops and brushes, the helpers spruced up the celebrated church at a well-attended ‘Clean up the Kirk’ day, which saw dusting, polishing and tidying inside and weeding, leaf- clearing and planting outside. Those lending a hand included church trustees and members of the Friends of St Conan’s group, which organises events throughout the year and fund raises to support the building, re- cently voted one of the top 10 Scottish buildings from the last century. Supporters donated home-baking to help keep up energy and morale.
‘People have come from near and far to help out,’ said Katie Irvine, secretary of Friends of St Conan’s. ‘Everyone worked really hard and the place is sparkling.’
The successful spring clean means St Conan’s will be looking its best ahead of the summer season, during which the kirk and its cafe will be open every day.
However, the building remains in need of repair and renovation and supporters continue to work to raise the funds to keep it open. www.stconanskirk.org.uk
Some of the volunteers who helped clean up St Conan’s Kirk inside and out.