LATEST NEWS

Service for St Cecilia – Sunday 21st November

We're delighted to be holding a service in the Kirk on Sunday 21st November at 3.00pm. We are marking St Cecilia Day, the Patron Saint of Music, and the B Flats will be joining us.

 

The service will be led by KOKT Ambassador, Rev Scott Brown, who will be joined by Rev Fred Booth with David Loosley playing the organ.

AGM 2021 – 30 November 2021

Great to see so many in the Kirk and on Zoom last night for our hybrid AGM for 2021. In the three years we've been operating we've had donations, grant funding and pledges of £381,755 or 64% of what we estimate we need for the complete refurbishment. A fantastic result given we've had 18 months of COVID isolation. Historic Building Consent is expected soon from Planning and we are ready to go to tender for the externals works.

We really appreciated the suggestions from the floor at the meeting, and can confirm that we are open for events. Contact us for more information.

Planning application made for renovations – 28 September 2021

At the end of August, our architects Thomas Robinson Associates, submitted the plans to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park for approval. These include the external works recommended by Historic Environment Scotland. A future application will be for water and sewerage, installing toilets and small kitchen, and reworking the gallery.

New Grant from Historic Scotland – 5 August 2021

We've been awarded an Historic Environment Scotland Repair grant. Their surveyor has been out and we await his report with an indication of how much they will contribute. Local architect, Tom Robinson, has started working on detailed plans and specifications for tendering for the external work. The Old Kirk is available for use while we continuing working up plans for internal developments and fundraising.

Balfron High’s Romea and Juliet – 25 July 2021

We are delighted to welcome our first community group booking. Pupils from Balfron High working on a summer project to record their own play – Romea & Juliet.

Sunset above the Old Kirk – 4 May 2021

Thanks to Colin Hastie, Badshalloch Cottage for this stunning photograph of the sunset from his garden, which shows a different angle of the kirk. We're so pleased to see the roof free of moss, and thanks to a National Lottery award from The National Lottery Community Fund and the generosity of members, we have the electrical wiring renewed. We await news from other funding bids to see if we can get started on external repairs.

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