Friday, 15 March 2013

Lenten Pilgrimage - 27

Today we are visiting the Courthill Chapel in Kishorn by Loch Kishorn.

The church was the private Chapel of Courthill House, now a 19th century roof-less mansion on the shores of Loch Kishorn.

It was built in 1901 by Lady Murray of Courthill in memory of her eldest son who was killed during the Boer War. His likeness can be seen in the face of St George in the stained glass window in the sanctuary. The architect of the chapel was Alexander Ross.

The chapel was given to the Scottish Episcopal Church by the Murray family when Lochcarron Estate and Courthill House were sold.

The 10.30 Sunday service is followed by coffee and a time for visitors to explore this little chapel inside a ruined house –well worth a visit if you’ve never been!

Oft in danger, oft in woe,
onward, Christian, onward go:
bear the toil, maintain the strife,
strengthened with the Bread of Life.

Onward Christians, onward go,
join the war and face the foe;
will ye flee in danger's hour?
Know ye not your Captain's power?

Let your drooping hearts be glad:
march in heavenly armor clad:
fight, nor think the battle long,
victory soon shall be your song.

Let not sorrow dim your eye,
soon shall every tear be dry;
let not fears your course impede,
great your strength, if great your need.

Onward then in battle move,
more than conquerors ye shall prove;
though opposed by many a foe,
Christian soldiers, onward go.

I'm sorry sir, but you must have a valid ticket to travel on this bus.

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