Rev. Val Ott's Letter (our Interim Moderator)

Dear Friends,

As many of you will know by now, you have been allocated an interim minister, the Rev John Collard, and his service of introduction will be on Monday June 5th.  On that date, both Marian and I will step back from our roles as Locum and as interim moderator.

I would therefore like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best in this new chapter of your journey.  Interim ministry will give you the chance to take stock of where you are as a congregation and work out what you would like your vision for the future to be.

Interim ministry works best where the congregation take full advantage of the blessing of having an interim minister and work closely with him.  I have been encouraged by the enthusiasm with which people have embraced the concept of interim ministry for Kirkcudbright and I think that this gives great hope for the success of the interim ministry period.

Since I will now be stepping back from Kirkcudbright, I would like to express my thanks to all the office bearers for their support, especially the clerks, Irene and Addie, Kim and Louise, and Alex for his work with Property.  You have all been great to work with.  And I would particularly like to say a huge thank you to Marian as locum.  Having a good locum in place makes the job of an interim moderator much, much easier and Marian has gone far beyond the call of duty in all the work that she has done.

I wish you all God’s blessing in this new chapter of Kirkcudbright Parish Church.

Val