WHAT IS A KIRKIN’?

What  is a Kirkin’o’ the Tartan?

June 5, 2022

St. David of the Hills Episcopal Church

36 Edlowe Rd., Woodland Park Colorado

It is an American Scottish practice that began during WWII by Rev. Dr. Peter Marshall to raise funds for Britain’s war relief. He coined the term Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans in one of his sermons and the tradition began.

Our  service will include an opening procession with a piper, choral group, clergy, and parishioners either dressed in Celtic attire or carrying a tartan swatch. There will be a table in the front to receive tartan items that represent families, military service, vocation or geographic locality. Tartans are now available that represent a variety of affiliations. Everyone is invited bring a tartan item (blanket, scarf, shawl, swatch, etc.) to place on the table before the service for the blessing. Be ready in the reception area before 9a.m. The piper will end the service with Amazing Grace.