THE ARGYLL weather did not dampen the spirits up at Holy Trinity and the church was packed last Saturday as the new Rector, the Reverend David Railton, was collated by the Bishop of Argyll and The Isles, the Very Reverend Kevin Pearson.
It was a splendid ceremony attended by local clergy, by members of David’s former congregations, and by his family, many of whom had travelled a long way to support him.
David was presented with a Bible, holy oils, a prayer book, the keys to the church, the Code of Canons, a handshake inviting him to join in the ecumenical life of Dunoon, and finally a stole – all symbolic of his calling to become Rector of Holy Trinity Dunoon and St Paul’s Rothesay
We welcome David and his wife Sarah to Dunoon and we hope they come to love the wee church on the holy hill as much as the congregation does.
Printed Friday 3 May 2019