Look back at past events
NADFAS SPECIAL INTEREST DAY: GORDON CHAPEL VISIT
A Guided Tour of Gordon Chapel for members of Moray, Banff and Badenoch Decorative and Fine Arts Society was held on 3 April 2013. Marion Yool, MBBDFAS Vice President, talked about Church Recording and how volunteers catalogue church contents to help preserve the rich artistic heritage in places of worship. Professor Peter Reid then spoke about the history of the chapel and the windows and Mr James Smart spoke about the restoration of the building over the last five years.
OPEN WEEKEND AND SERVICE OF REDEDICATION OF THE STAINED-GLASS WINDOWS
11-12 August 2012 - Hundreds of people visited Gordon Chapel over the weekend of 11 and 12 August 2012. On Saturday 11 August, there was an open day with lots of musicians playing the church, guided tours, flower festival and refreshments in the Rectory garden. On Sunday 12 August, the reinstalled Burne-Jones windows were formally rededicated in front of a large congregation including many invited guests. Some images from the weekend can be seen in the gallery below.
GORDON CHAPEL CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2013
The last Friends of Gordon Chapel Christmas Concert at Johnstons of Elgin took place on Friday, 20th December. The audience was treated to a wide-ranging repertoire from Fiona Gordon, Isobel Burnie (Angus was unfortunately unwell and could not attend), Feis Moreidh Clarsach group, the Recorder Ensemble from Aberdeen Chamber Recorder Orchestra, led by Ed Friday, and Amy and Friends (pictured).
After many very successful concerts at Johnstons, the Friends have agreed to try some different events in coming years. Watch this space, as they say, for more information. Our final concert raised over £2,000 for the church and the raffle made over £500 which was donated to the Scottish Association for Mental Health.
The Friends would like to express their sincere thanks to Johnstons, to all the musicians and performers and to our loyal audiences who have supported the Christmas Concert so steadfastly over the last fifteen year.
GORDON CHAPEL COFFEE MORNING RAISES OVER £750
Gordon Chapel held a coffee morning on Saturday, 31 August 2013 at the Bellie Church Hall. The event was very busy all morning and we raised over £750 for church funds. Thanks are due to all who helped and contributed and not least to Mary Thomson who did a superb job organising the event.
ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL CONCERT
GORDON CHAPEL, 29 JULY 2013
On 29 July 2013, Gordon Chapel was delighted to welcome performers from the Aberdeen International Youth Festival for a concert in the church. Ann Doroshenkova and Ann Vovk from St Petersburg performed a series of traditional Russian songs and dances while La Isla Classical Guitar Ensemble from Vancouver Island, Canada played a wide range of music from around the world. The church was packed and the audience were simultaneously entertained and enchanted by the performances.
Full details are available below.