Kiel Church Morvern Scotland
MacInnes Door and plaque
From the December 1997 Thistle and Bee, from the description of the Clan MacInnes Tour:
"Sunday was a big day for our group. Our bus took us from Fort William, across on the ferry at Corrao to Morvern, and down to Lochaline and to Kiel Church. We went by the ferry landing and picked up a family from Mull. We were also joined by a number of other Maclnneses from Scotland and from England. We arrived at the church and were met by the Reverend Ann Winning, pastor of Morvern Parish Church. The bellringer, assisted by a young MacInnes child, summoned the congregation to worship. With everyone standing outside the dedicatory service of the new Clan MacInnes doors began. Bill McInnis made the presentation of the doors from the people of Clan MacInnes and the bronze plaque, donated by Steve and Donna McKinnis of Texas. Ann Winning, accepting on behalf of the church, invited all to enter the church. The entire congregation was piped into the church by Rachel Benefield. During the service Alasdair MacInnes read the scripture lesson in Gaelic and the senior elder of the church read the same verses in English. The hymns and the sermon had all been selected with special care. Ann Winning had even written new words for one of the hymns used. We hope to get a copy of this for our group and will include it in a later edition of the newsletter. The church organist had prepared special music for the occasion. A most impressive and touching service."
by gift of the people of the Clan MacInnes
and the Clan MacInnes Society, Int."
Jesus said "I am the door; if anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out,
and find pasture." John 10:9
At the left is the open door with plaque and Mary Faulk, part of the 1997 Tour, inside. At the right is the door photographed earlier before the plaque was placed.
At the left is the closed door with plaque. At the right is looking through the door out to the Loch Aline and the Celtic cross. The field is very marshy and hard to walk.