The island parish of Jura is now triple-linked with the Islay parishes of Kilarrow and Kildalton and Oa following a special service conducted by members of the Argyll Presbytery in Jura Parish Church on September 26. This service also marked the introduction to the Jura charge of the Rev Dr Rob Barlow who also serves a parish minister at Kilarrow linked with Kildalton and Oa.
The service was attended by worshippers from the 3 parishes involved as well as representatives from the Argyll Presbytery. The diet of worship included the Narrative, the Preamble and Introduction Vows, the Declaration of Linkage, Signing of the Formula and questions and charges to the minister and the Jura congregation.
Representing the Presbytery was its Moderator Donald L MacKinnon (Kilmore and Oban), the Rev Dr Kenneth Ross, (Netherlorn), and the Rev Dr Roddy MacLeod, formerly of Cumlodden, and current editor of the Life and Work Gaelic supplement ‘Na Duilleagan Gàidhlig’.
Pre-service lunch was enjoyed at the Antlers Bistro as was the hospitality of the Jura congregation.