First Minister chooses Dunure chuch as her favourite

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Scotland’s First Minister has named a small parish church in Ayrshire as her favourite church.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon was asked to name her favourite in a survey of party leaders by the National Churches Trust.

Fisherton Parish Church was named as her favourite, mainly as it was where she was christened.

Nicola Sturgeon said: “It is very difficult to choose a favourite church. There are some stunning places of worship in my Glasgow Southside constituency from ornate chapels and traditional kirks to modern community hubs such as the Gurdwara and Central Mosque which thrive as cultural, educational and religious centres.

“All of them enrich our community and are there for us at the key moments of our lives. My personal choice, however, is the church that I was christened in; Fisherton Church in Dunure.

“It is a picturesque and peaceful place, with nearby castle, harbour and lookout tower, and located on the coast of the Firth of Clyde, near Maybole. It’s a place I loved as a child and still means a great deal to my family.”

Conservative leader David Cameron chose All Saints Church, Spelsbury; Labour leader Ed Miliband chose St Mary Magdelene, Doncaster; Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg chose St Nicholas, Bradfield; Nigel Farage, UKIP leader, chose St Thomas à Becket, Romney Marsh and Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales chose St Bartholomew the Great, London.