Dig deep to help Project 200

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Sannox Church rightly holds a special place in Arran’s history.

When early evangelists brought their Christian ways and a ‘spiritual awakening’ to the people living in the north east of Arran, there was renewed hope. A church was founded and prospered, only for the new congregation, a few years later, to find themselves evicted in the Clearances and scattered to the wind.

That 200 years later the church remains is remarkable in itself. It has had some tough times and the end looked in sight in the early 2000s when it was derelict and unloved.

But faith brought hope when a new charity, Sannox Christian Centre, bought the church in 2012 and it is thanks to all its achievements that the church has seen such a splendid restoration.

But this is just the start. Project 200 aims to raise £200,000 to renovate the manse and we hope the people of Arran and those with a love of the island and the church, be they near or far, dig deep to help the fundraising.

But it does not end there. The eventual plan is to establish a residential Christian centre with a Beehive Chapel at its heart, with surrounding courtyards and a creative arts centre.

We hope the launch of Project 200 goes well and wish everyone involved every success  with their plans.