New Moderator for Lochaber Church of Scotland Presbytery
REVEREND Fiona Ogg has been installed as Moderator for 2017/ 18 for Lochaber Presbytery.
Ella Gill, the retiring Moderator, conducted a service held at Ardnamurchan Church, to install Mrs Ogg as Moderator for the forthcoming year.
Mrs Ogg is the minister in Acharacle and Ardnamurchan and has been in post for more than five years. Ardnamurchan is the furthest west of all the churches in Lochaber and Mrs Gill said it was 'gratifying to see how many had travelled to be part of the service and to lend their support to this occasion.
She said: ‘ Kilchoan church building is in need of renovation and the presbytery support for the congregation and this project was demonstrated by the full church.
‘ The service was followed by tea in the community centre with the final pres- bytery meeting for this administrative year also taking place in the centre.’
During the meeting, Mrs Ogg gave thanks to Mrs Jean Coke for her years of service as co- convener of the Ministries Working Group and member of the Business Committee as she steps down from this role.
All presbytery elders who were not continuing into next year were thanked for their work during their time in office. The Rev Sandy Stoddart, minister at Duror and St Munda’s will take over from Mrs Gill as business convener for the presbytery.
Reverend Donald McCorkindale with Rev Fiona Ogg and Ella Gill.