Cowal Kirk Committees or Groups

Cowal Kirk relies on a number of Groups to keep the Church running smoothly. They meet regularly to discuss the business of the Church

Click on the Group name below to see the lists of members
Treasurer Group members
Leonora Towart, Treasurer Email Treasurer  

Janet Fletcher

Eric Large

Linda Ballard

Bob Mitchell

Shona Ritchie

Stephen Hyde-Linaker

Jean Robison

Jim Anderson

Fabric/Health & Safety/ Transport Group members

Charles Black, Convener Email Convener

The remit of the Fabric Group is to be responsible to the Cowal Kirk Session for all matters relating to the condition, repair, and maintenance, together with being responsible for disposals where instructed, of all buildings, owned or overseen by Cowal Kirk. The brief also encompasses the duty of care in respect of health and safety and fire assessment together with oversight and responsibility for vehicles operated for the benefit of the churches.

Other Members

Alan Lothian

Iain Johnston

Donald Manson

Matt Currie

John Paterson

Lindsay Hunter

Colin McLelland

Gerry Ross

John Pearce

Dick Walsh

John Leckie

Andrew Cook

Alastair Stevenson

Jim Anderson

Colin Campbell 

Derek Rose

Fund Raising Group members

Lawther Murchison, Convener Email Convener  

The purpose is to raise funds for the Cowal Kirk mission to:

✞Connect with the youth in society;

✞Support the elderly and vulnerable;

✞Put our church at the heart of the community.

The shop is staffed by volunteers and is the frontline representation of the church in Dunoon.

Other Members

Kay Denman

A Fletcher

Grace E Black

Leonora Towart

Anne Muir

Anne Donald

Lorna Croucher

Margaret Cook

Tina Walsh

Jim Anderson

Safeguarding Group Members

Jeanette Ferguson, Convener Email Convener

Safeguarding is set up to Protect Vulnerable Groups (thus the abbreviation PVG), making sure that those working with vulnerable groups are safe to do so. Vulnerable adults are adults who may need community care for reasons like mental health issues, disability, age, or illness. It is also set up to protect children.

Other Members

Joyce Muir

Lynda Norris

Nan Dunn

Jeneffer Zielinski

Youth Group Members

Sharon Anderson, Convener Email Convener  

Jeneffer Zielinski

Susan Whyte EXP

Bob Mitchell

Jim Anderson

Worship/Organists/Non-member Pastoral Care Group Members

Rev. Sandy MacPherson, Convener Email Convener  

Worship in the church is the sole prerogative of the minister, but the Worship Group, which comprises members from across Cowal Kirk, meets with Rev Sandy periodically, to provide assistance in compiling the pulpit supply rota and to help with arrangements for special occasions such as Christmas and Easter services, and services when all the churches which form Cowal Kirk come together for worship.

Other Members

Rev. Ruth Griffiths

Donald Manson

Jeneffer Zielinski

John Paterson

Frank Barclay

Susan Whyte

Bryson Hamilton

Rev. Grahame Henderson

Hilary Mitchell

Pastoral and Social Care Group (Mission & Outreach, Foodbank) members

Jeneffer Zielinski, Convener Email Convener  

The role of our committee, as the name suggests, is the Pastoral Care of all the Cowal Kirk members and the Social outreach to the community. We are involved with supporting Starter Packs Plus, for homeless people being rehoused; the Dunoon Food Bank and its provision for all in need; and as the only Priority Area charge in the Presbytery of Argyll we have a commitment to supporting children and families through our Christmas Appeal, dementia sufferers through our designated support person, and reaching out through guidance from the National Priority areas’ strategy. We are also committed to Mission locally, nationally and internationally through the Faith Impact forum, a huge, but challenging and rewarding undertaking;

Other Members

Lynne Cotton

Kay Denman

Janet Fletcher

Wendy Johnston

Rev. Ruth Griffiths

Joan Ellis

Alison Ireland

Frauke Thornton

Marion Tudhope

Donald Manson

Communications Group with EXP members

Jim Anderson, Convener Email Convener  

Janet Fletcher

Marion Fyfe

Joan Ellis

eXp

John Pearce

Rev. Ruth Griffiths

Jayne Boyle

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