Misty Moments in Ardentinny

The concert, entitled ‘Misty Moments’, held in Ardentinny church on Saturday 28 September, produced a misty eye or two, such was the quality of the music produced by the 8+1 group of singers under the direction of and accompaniment by John McIntosh. Their repertoire ranged from the jazz standard ‘Misty’ by Erroll Garner through a medley of ‘Gershwin for Girls; ‘Georgia on my Mind’ by Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell; Cole Porter’s ‘Every time we say goodbye’ to Bob Dylan’s ‘Make you feel my love; Sting’s ‘Fields of Gold’; and an old Irish Folk song ‘The Parting Glass’.

The group’s vocal range and wonderful harmonies particularly excelled in pieces from ‘the deep south’ but such is the flexibility of their talent that they produced equally moving renditions of ‘J’attendrai’,  originally composed in Italian by Dino Olivieri and John Rutter’s ‘The Lord bless you and keep you’.

While a delightful afternoon of song was enjoyed by a most enthusiastic audience, this was not the sole aim. The concert was held in aid of the Princess Royal’s Maternity Baby Fund to which those who attended donated generously. If you were unable to attend but would like to know about and/or donate to this worthwhile cause you can do so by contacting Susan Provan, Neonatal Coordinator, Neonatal Department, 16 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, G31 2ER. Susan.provan2@ggc.sco.nhs.uk. Phone 0141 211 5247. Cheques made payable to ‘PRM baby fund’ may be posted to the above address.


Ardentinny Church Communion Token 1871

Communion tokens were widely used in the Presbyterian Churches of Scotland until the First World War.  A communion token was given to each church member if the session felt that the person was worthy to receive communion.  This Ardentinny Church token from 1871 simply includes the name of the church, the date and a bible verse. We would welcome more information on these Ardentinny tokens and their history.

Ardentinny Communion Token

Useful links:
History of church tokens
Ardentinny Church brief history


Cream teas at Glenfinart Hall

Ardentinny & Strone Churches enjoyed a cream tea at the hall on Saturday afternoon.


[13:21:28] Ardentinny Church repairs continue

Closed for over 12 months  due to a ceiling collapse, roof work continues at Ardentinny Church. Built for some £500 in 1839 by the Laird, Douglas of Glenfinart, the building is expected to open again later this year.

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