Historic Churches Host Special Services

As part of the “Gathering of the Scots Festival” this weekend, two special services will be held at local historic churches. On Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 10 AM in Kincardine in the Scotch Colony, Melville Church will host a Commemorative Church Service.

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Interior of Melville United Church, Kincardine

Named after Rev. Peter Melville, an early minister to the Scotch Colony, Melville United Church was dedicated in 1878. Services are held here in the warmer months. The view from the hilltop in front of the church is spectacular.

On Sunday evening, May 26, at 7 PM don’t miss the “Kirking of the Tartans” ceremony at the historic Larlee Creek Church. You are invited to bring a tartan item, if you wish.

The Larlee Creek Church foundation was laid in 1856 and the church was dedicated in 1863. The church is only open to the public for special events.

Larlee Creek Church is on the east side of the St. John River, about 3 kilometers (about 1.8 miles) south of the bridge at Perth-Andover. Melville United Church is at the top of Manse Hill Road in Kincardine, about 20 kilometers (about 12 miles) from the Trans-Canada Highway Perth-Andover exit. Both churches are on this map.

 

2 thoughts on “Historic Churches Host Special Services

  1. I normally type too too much about topics but regarding the Melville church I have difficulty with words. For having been dedicated anyway as early as 1878 I’m stunned how P R E T T Y it is its wood working!!! I so appreciate the little pump reed organ in the left side! My Flannery relatives “take part” in the festival and our great (great) grandmother AND great great Uncle are interred together there mother and child. The grave has never had a marker. THANK YOU!!.

  2. Hello everyone of the old colony! You have had Scottish festival 2013 I so hope none of you will be offended by my comment that “the weather has just been typical Scottish weather?! Down here “stateside” in new jersey the weather is absolutly cloudy YES COLD this a.m. almost as windy as Hurrcane sandy last fall……uhm unfortunatly no fun thunderstorm with a torrential rain to watch though! Bless y all!!

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