Christian Aid Week launched

The representatives of Campbeltown's churches in our photograph from left are: Major Ben Russell, Samuel Davies, Pastor Steve Davies, Reverend Rodger Crooks, Isobel McLean, Ken Watson, Father Tony Wood, Reverend William Crossan and Campbeltown Christian Aid organiser David McEwan. 25_c20ChristianAidServiceParticipants01

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Pastor Steve Davies launched Christian Aid week at Springbank Evangelical Church.

David McEwan, the town’s Christian Aid organiser welcomed the congregation on Sunday, representing all of Campbeltown’s churches and led the praise with ‘beautiful’ piano accompaniment, together with Samuel Davies on violin.

Reverend William Crossan from Lorne and Lowland Parish Church, Father Tony Wood from St Kieran’s Catholic Church, and Mrs Judith Macrae from St Kiaran’s Scottish Episcopal Church led the congregation in prayer.

The Scripture passages were read by Isobel McLean from Highland Parish Church, Rev Rodger Crooks from Campbeltown Free Church and Ken Walker from Campbeltown Community Church.

A talk and two video presentations highlighted the work of Christina Aid in Haiti.

It focused on Marcelin and Jocelyne who lost everything when Hurricane Matthew tore through the island.

It also featured Vilia, who as a young girl, lost her mother and her home when an earthquake struck Port-au-Prince in 2010, but was able to shelter 50 people in her Christian Aid build house when the hurricane struck in 2016.

This year, Christian Aid Week ran from Sunday till tomorrow and focuses on standing together to help families weather future storms.

The money raised will help to build more strong homes in Haiti for safety from future hurricanes. More information is available at

Members of Campbeltown’s churches will be collecting money for Christian Aid at the Co-op on tomorrow from 10am to 2pm.