New Mod­er­a­tor for Lochaber Church of Scot­land Pres­bytery

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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.

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