A Drink with the Moderator

Exploring Celtic Christan Landscapes in Cowal

Gilbert Markus

Gilbert Markus

ex-priest, professor of history, eminent academic, and the original Faith in Cowal pilgrim trails development officer

Gilbert Márkus presents Dr Angus Morrison with water freshly drawn from Tobar Mhaodháin, 17 Sept 2015.
Gilbert Márkus presents Dr Angus Morrison with water freshly drawn from Tobar Mhaodháin, 17 Sept 2015.

The Moderator of the Church of Scotland visited the Cowal peninsula and its churches two weeks ago.  The Right Rev. Dr Angus Morrison spent some time in Portavadie and Kilfinan, and before travelling to the kirks in Kilmun and Strone he stopped off at Kilmodan (Cill Mhaodháin).  There he was met by the minister, and by Faith in Cowal worker Gilbert Márkus.  Gilbert had been up the hill with a wee bottle at sunrise that morning to collect some water from the recently rediscovered St Modan’s Well (Tobar Mhaodháin).  On a beautiful morning, the mist clearing from the bottom of Glendaruel, he welcomed the Moderator and presented him with the bottle. See the little celebration here.

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

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Most of our sites are still open, and will make for a nice, socially distanced way to celebrate your faith, or to partake in a pilgrimage.

HOWEVER

They are small sites, with small parking areas. If there is already a car in the parking areas, THINK TWICE about visiting. Perhaps try a different location. Don't stray too far from home (there are sites all over Cowal), and stay at least 2m/6.5ft away from other people at all times. Please stay up to date with with current government guidelines (click the picture link).