In 1950 Col MacLean (yes, of MacLean’s magazine fame) left 250 acres of land near Pulinch, Ontario to the Presbyterian Church in Canada. It has been and is a blessing to our denomination and is rich in history.
(For more information or if interested see here)
Currently it serves as A place apart … to come together, a peace and beauty filled retreat from our busy world, it is a destination for a variety of groups and individuals for meetings, visioning, building community, meditation and study.
My first opportunity to visit Crieff was for the Guidance Conference required by the denomination for people entering ordained ministry.
This fall I returned, as a member of the Pension and Benefit Committee of the PCC. We gathered on a Sunday evening for fellowship and dinner followed by a meeting. The committee stayed overnight in Lodge accommodations, either St. Matthew or St. Mark.
Even though the work load is quite heavy mentally, the time spent there was lovely, restful and had all the elements of a retreat.
Once the ‘business’ was concluded, I confess the temptation to remain was strong. Life is rather crazy at the moment, I could use a break from it all.
1 Corinthians 14:26
What then, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.