The congregation of Maybole Parish Church were delighted to welcome David Kiltie MBE and his wife Margaret from St Cuthbert’s Church, Maybole on Sunday 8th July. David had come to present a gift from his Church, a table-top font which had been specially made for the new church. In his remarks, David alluded light-heartedly to the connections between the churches in personal and religious terms and wished the congregation and the community facility which they had created every success in the future. Rev Brian Hendrie in accepting the generous gift spoke of the strength of the ecumenical movement in the town. He then proceeded to dedicate the new font in prayer.
The service continued with the Baptism of Hannah, baby daughter of Julie and Robin Briggs, putting the new font into immediate use.
Many of the congregation reflected over coffee after the service on how times had changed since the days when such a gesture of kinship between these “rival” churches would have been unthinkable.