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The Presbytery of Argyll’s new moderator received a warm welcome at his induction service.
Reverend Dr Roderick Campbell was officially installed by last year’s moderator, Rev Dugald Cameron, at a service in Inveraray Parish Church.
Afterwards, the communion service and the day’s Presbytery business was conducted by Rev Campbell in his new role.
Rev Campbell is minister of Cumlodden, Lochfyneside and Lochgair, and is also in a pioneering ministry as hub minister for north Argyll.
Business convenor and previous moderator, Marilyn Shedden, said: ‘Rev Campbell conducted a very meaningful service of communion and in his sermon he encouraged and challenged us to be a missional church in our time in Argyll.’
Ms Shedden said Rev Campbell’s plans include encouraging the Presbytery to reach out to the community and he hopes the church can serve in many ways, including ministry to the farming and fishing communities.
Ms Shedden added: ‘We are blessed to have someone with such rich experience and dedication, and we wish Rev Campbell every blessing in this important year.’
Rev Campbell was delighted by the support he received from the local Inveraray community, his two other West Lochfyneside churches and members of Presbytery, many of whom commented on the warmth of the occasion.
From left: Business convenor and previous moderator, Marilyn Shedden, Rev Dr Roderick Campbell, and outgoing Presbytery clerk, Dr Chris Brett. NO_c24moderator01