The funeral of Charles Kennedy MP, will take place in St. John the Evangelist, Caol, Fort William on Friday 12 June at 12 noon.
The Principal Celebrant will be Monsignor James MacNeil, Administrator of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. The Parish Priest Fr. Roddy McAuley, will preach the Homily.
Fourteen children from St. Columba s R.C. Primary school, Lochyside, which Charles Kennedy attended as a child, will sing the Psalm, O God, you search me and you know me .
The family have chosen the following hymns: Christ be beside me, Our God loves us, I the Lord of sea and sky, Soul of my Saviour, How Great thou art.
Brian McBride, a friend of Charles Kennedy will offer a eulogy after Communion.
John Cameron, a close family friend of the Kennedy s, will lead the musicians who also played at Charles parents funerals
Fr. Pat Brown, Chaplain to the Westminster Parliament and Monsignor Thomas Wynne, of St. Margaret's Roy Bridge, a friend of the Kennedy family, will concelebrate.
Fr. McAuley will not be available for interview, Mgr MacNeil will be available for interview by arrangement on Friday 12 June.
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