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150 at Ferintosh open-air service

June 11, 2012

Around 150 people attended open-air worship at Ferintosh on Sunday afternoon, marking the bi-annual “service at the burn”.

For the past several years the Free Church congregation of Ferintosh and Resolis have continued the historic pattern twice-a-year in the summer months.

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A photo from one of the 2007 open-air services at the burn

The link dates back to the 1843 Disruption, when Urquhart parish minister Reverend Dr John MacDonald left the Church of Scotland.

It is said that 10,000 people came to the first Free Church communion service at the burn of Ferintosh, and the congregation worshipped there for about a year until the present building in the village was built.

Minister Reverend Chris Smart said: “It provides a great opportunity for our people to invite friends and family to hear the Gospel. 

“It was good to see a lot of younger people there, old contacts in the community and friends invited along by folks in the church.”

The sermon on Ecclesiastes 3 was recorded and will soon be available for download at the Ferintosh website.

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