Church to celebrate 250 years service to the community

Kinloss and Findhorn Church
Kinloss and Findhorn Church

A MORAY CHURCH will mark its 250 years of service to the community this weekend with a series of special events.

The church at Kinloss was established in 1765 – and to mark its two-and-a-half centuries on Saturday the doors will be opened for a special display showing its history and the role it has played in evolving religion in Moray.

A booklet has also been produced that shows the changing role religion has played in the Kinloss, Burghead, Findhorn and Alves communities.

Kinloss and Findhorn Church saw extensive renovation works being undertaken five years ago leading to its once again thriving throughout the week as it is used as a base for a variety of local groups, including the Kinloss Church art group who have prepared an exhibition of their work.

Minister at the church is Rev Louis Bezuidenhout, who said: “The church is still a very big part of the community in Kinloss and we will look to capture that as well this weekend.

“I’m a member of the art group myself and we learn from each other, there is no official tutor or anything like that. Some of our members had little or no previous experience – but now they are blossoming.”

The 250th anniversary celebrations will take place at the church on Saturday from 11am until 2pm, and continue on Sunday at 10am when a special commemoration service will be held.