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The Church of Scotland in Colonsay - pictured by Sara MacCulloch

 

FOR SALE IN AID OF THE CHURCH WINDOWS RESTORATION

This picture is an early work by Canadian artist Sara MacCulloch, and dates to ca. 1994. It depicts the west side of the Parish Church of Colonsay & Oronsay, on the island of Colonsay, in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The two windows to be seen are now in urgent need of replacement and the parishioners are trying to raise £10,000 to meet the cost.

Sara spent time in Colonsay in her student years and has kindly donated the work as a gesture of thanks for happy memories. The sketch is in watercolour and pencil on paper and measures 23cm x 45cm and, with Sara's permission and good wishes it is available to the highest bidder. For more information about Sara's work please visit see www.saramacculloch.com

We ask you to submit your bid by email to byrne@colonsay.org.uk . Please bid in the currency of your choice, since the actual payment will be made via our JustGiving page with automatic currency conversion. Because it is for this very special cause, and because the sale is free of any commission or other fees, we can accept starting offers from a base of £250 or $500 (whether Canadian, U.S. or Australian) or €350.

March 30th: an opening bid of £250.00 has been received. The picture is now "on the market"; (owing to holiday, position cannot be updated until after April 20th).

Bids must be received on or before May 4th 2015 - just email byrne@colonsay.org.uk We are not currency experts in Colonsay so we will rely upon the simplest online conversion rate prevailing on May 5 th if it is a close-run decision. Please note that progress on the Colonsay Windows Appeal is reported and updated on www.colonsaychurches.org

If you wish to know more about the Windows Appeal, please follow this link. If you do not wish to bid for the picture, you might still wish to make a contribution, however small - please visit our page at JustGiving via this link https://www.justgiving.com/copc or go to JustGiving and simply search for "Colonsay". If you wish to remember anyone with a Colonsay connection - perhaps a deceased relative, an early emigrant or a good friend who has passed - simply make the reference on the JustGiving page and we will try to add it to the permanent In Memoriam page that we intend to develop on this site.

Colonsay Parish Church is a registered charity SC031271

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