The church are active supporters of the Annual Kirn Gala which is held on the Thursday before Cowal games each year.
One Church member has been involved in the Kirn gala for over five years and has been part of the success of the Gala over that period of time. An appeal for help in 2016 saw a further three members join the new committee helping present the 2016 Gala. The Gala was once again a huge success. It is estimated 2500/3000 people enjoyed this event, being the biggest charity event in Argyll and Bute.
The event is aimed at families. Kirn and Sandbank Parish run a tearoom in the crypt where one of our relief organists also provides great music on her accordion. Our new Church Centre, in the north aisle, is open for this year’s event.
The event includes the closure of the road in front of the Church and the erection of a marquee on the main road.
The Kirn Gala event is the largest event run in Kirn and Sandbank Parish and plays a huge part in the promotion of local Charities. Last year there were 21 charity stalls able to promote their services and raise awareness of their position in the local area.
There were also 10 stalls which included local crafts and business. The event was supported by the local rugby club setting up the stalls which are pivotal to the presentation of the event.
It is estimated that local charities and shops accrued £7000.00 income on the Gala night.