LOGIE OLD GRAVEYARD GROUP SCIO
Charity No. SC049006
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NEWS LETTER APRIL 2021
WELCOME to our Summer news July 2021
www.logieogg.com update 11/07/2021
EVENT. 260 years ago in 1761, the heritors appointed the Rev. James Wright as minister at Logie . It was an unpopular decision resulting in the entire Kirk Session leaving the church , taking books and records with them to establish the "Relief Congregation at Blairlogie," now the United Free Presbyterian Church at Menstrie.
In 2011 the Od Kirk was reopened following the renovation work done by Logieogg . We had planned to mark the 10th anniversary with a special event but covid got in the way, our service last year was cancelled, and uncertainties, made planning difficult.
As two neighbouring groups, with roots at the Old Kirk have reasons to celebrate a joint celebration of worship is proposed. and since we have all been out of church for so long we have chosen the afternoon of SUNDAY 5th SEPTEMBER AT 2.30pm. We are delighted that the Rev. Jason Lingiah from Menstrie will lead a short act of worship and thanksgiving, in and around the ruin. Covid social legislation, current at that time will be observed and anyone wishing to bring their own portable seat may do so. It is also hoped to be able to serve some light refreshments after the service. More details will be posted on the web site and local press nearer the time.
AND NOW TO WORK.
With the above event on 5th September and bearing in mind the current state of the site we have decided that the work day originally on the11th September should be brought forward to SATURDAY 4th SEPTEMBER so that the site will be looking its best for the service. We hope that as many of you as possible will come along to on ,other or both events.Dates and times for visitors for Archaeology month the following weekend will remain unaltered.
We have produced a virtual tour of the site
called Guided Tour of logieogg 2
There are still plenty of copies of the History book called LOGIE THE FIRST 1000 YEARS for sale at a cost of £5 including postage. They are also available on site during summer open days.
All being well the summer open afternoons will again run between 2pm and 5pm on Sunday afternoons during July and August. If you are able to come along on one of these afternoons to welcome our visitors , give out guide leaflets or help with a tour please e-mail me with your preferred date.
September is archaeology month and we have agreed to open on Saturday 11th September 10am till 4pm with work at 10am to 12 noon and on Sunday 12th September 2pm till 5pm. All these dates will be advertised in the local press, the Web site and Face book.
We are delighted that two new volunteers have come forward to assist with tours . This will allow us to prepare a duty rota for Sunday afternoons.
A grant of £2000 has been awarded towards the renewal ofa fence at the top corner. The grant is time sensitive and we are currently awaiting the permissions to have the work done as soon as possible. Our video presentation on YOU TUBE has had 396 views since march which is very encouraging
Thanks again to everyone