Time to re-dedicate Rattray Church clock
Local campaign raised £4000 for its restoration
Members and friends of the congregation of Rattray Parish Church attended a special service to mark the re-dedication of the church clock last week.
The clock, which was refurbished last year following a campaign to raise £4000 for the much-needed restoration project, was re-dedicated by the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Rev Dr Russell Barr, on Wednesday.
Rev Linda Stewart welcomed the Moderator and his wife to the evening service at Rattray Church, which was also attended by Presbytery Clerk John Russell, Session Clerk of Blairgowrie Parish Church Alisdair Drummond and Rev Tom Tait, a former minister of Rattray Church.
At the service, Rattray Church Session Clerk, Andrew Hodge, spoke about the life of Rattray Church throughout the years and the people of note associated with it.
He referred to the various memorials within and outside the Church which bore memory to some of these.
Referring to the church clock, he said that at the time it was installed in the church, it was viewed with great civic pride as there were not many such clocks in existence.
In his address, Dr Barr paid tribute to the generosity of church members and the wider community who had made possible the continued recording of time for generations to come.
A plaque has been erected to mark the re-dedication by Dr Barr.
Commemoration A plaque marks the re-dedication by Dr Barr Service Dr Barr n Rattray Church (left) with minister Rev Linda Stewart and Rattray Church Session Clerk, Andrew Hodge