Dove of Peace


During the morning service on a very hot (38C) and humid 26 January Dr Barr presented a beautiful Dove of Peace to the congregation of St Andrew's Scots Kirk in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Dove had been created by the congregation of Auchterderren Kinglassie Parish Church in Lochgelly, Fife following the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka last Easter.

Dr Barr and his wife Margaret are spending two weeks in Sri Lanka visiting Revd Ian Gilmour, former minister at St Andrew's & St George's West Church who is serving as Locum Minister at St Andrew's Scots Kirk for 6 months. During their stay Dr Barr will be preaching at a Sunday morning service and was representing the Moderator at the presentation of the Dove.

Dr Barr is seen presenting the Dove to Graham de Kretser and Ms Lakshmi Seneviratne and after the service the congregation gathered in the courtyard.