Celebration of 300 years of Christian fellowship as Moray church set to host final service
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A MORAY church is devoting two days to celebrate 125 years since it opened.
However, the weekend celebration will also include the last ever Sunday service as the church is being closed as part of a number of church closures in the Elgin and district area.
A variety of events have been organised by Pluscarden church for this Saturday and Sunday, November 25-26.
The weekend will also commemorate and celebrate the life of the church in the Pluscarden Glen since the mid-18th century.
Detailed research has been undertaken by a small group of elders to source information on all the ministers who have led the worshippers in the Pluscarden area since 1736.
Over the weekend visitors can follow history trails both in the church and in the churchyard where they will find lots of interesting information about the life and times of Pluscarden church.
There is also an extensive display of flower arrangements and on the Saturday there will be live music throughout the day, provided by local musicians, including members of Moray Concert Brass, amongst others.
Refreshments will also be served on the Saturday and after morning worship at 10am on the Sunday.
Proceedings on the Sunday will be brought to a close at mid-day with a lone piper rendition by Ben Mortimer, the Miltonduff piper.
From Sunday, December 3 all Pluscarden worshippers will be uniting with Elgin High, Elgin St. Giles and St. Columba’s South and Birnie to form the Parish of Elgin.
Regular Sunday worship will thereafter be held in St. Columba’s Church building, which is to become known as Elgin Parish Church.
Current members of Pluscarden Church have all received a personalised invitation to the weekend of festivities.
All visitors will be made most welcome as the congregation comes together to celebrate almost 300 years of Christian fellowship and devotion in the Glen of Pluscarden.