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| 17th December 2007 | Modified: 17th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 36 times | Liked 0 times

17 December
Dec 17
17th December 2007

NEW CHURCH BEING BUILT AT CULLODEN
 
First turf to be cut by Bishop Peter Moran, on Thursday 20 Dec at 2.30 pm.
 
It is nearly thirty years since Canon Duncan Stone, then Parish Priest at St Mary s, Inverness identified a site and bought the land for a new Church to meet the needs of the Catholic people who were moving into the new housing developments east of Inverness.  

The site is not far from the historic battlefield at Culloden. The congregation is dedicated to St Columba, and for many years they have been worshipping at Duncan Forbes Primary School. Mass is celebrated there every Sunday and Holy-day, by the priest in charge, Canon Peter Barry who is also Parish priest of St Ninian s, Inverness.

At Culloden there are about 120 at Mass every Sunday. Over the years the congregation has raised over £250, 000 towards the new church.
It is faced with the prospect of raising twice that again. The total cost of the whole project will be in region of £750,000. The congregation needs to find another £500, 000. The first turf will be cut on the building site by Bishop Peter Moran, and Don Williams the Chairman of the Congregational Committee, on Thursday 20 Dec at 2.30 pm.
 
On Friday 4 January 08 the people of St Columba, Culloden will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the congregation with Mass, which 90 year old Canon Duncan Stone hopes to be able to con-celebrate. He is looking forward, God willing, to the dedication of the newly completed Church sometime in September/October 2008.

Canon Peter Barry, architects 'Reynolds Architecture' and the Design team from UBC have put together plans for an innovative building which offers opportunities for imaginative community use, as well as its primary function of being a sacred space for the Catholic people of   God gathering at St Columba s, Culloden.
 
ENDS

Peter Kearney  
Director  
Catholic Media Office  
5 St. Vincent Place  
Glasgow  
G1 2DH  
0141 221 1168
07968 122291  
pk@scmo.org  
www.scmo.org


Note to Editors:

1. Inverness is the fastest growing European city, and there are many Catholics from India, the Philippines, Eastern Europe, and about 5000 from Poland.
There are two Polish priests working in the Highland deanery (at Inverness and Tain), as well as three Polish sisters from the Society of the Sacred Heart. Every congregation in the Highland area is increasing.

2. The contractors, Uist Building Contractors 'UBC Group Ltd' will begin work on site on 7 Jan 2008.


3. For further information, please contact:
The Very Rev d James Bell,  
St Vincent s, Cameron Road, Tain, Ross-shire, IV19 1NN
Telephone 01862 892592
e-mail: stjohnogilvie15@btinternet.com  

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