News & Updates

Bulletin - Sunday 25th July

Creche and Tweenies 11:00 in downstairs church hall. 

Tweenies children (aged 3-5) can be left by parents as before. 

Creche children (aged 0-2) parents will be asked to remain with their child at present due to Covid restrictions. All Covid protocols will be adhered to.  

If you are wishing to book a place for your child, please contact Fiona Macleod on 07825 000 250 with your: Name; Telephone number; Names of children attending (details required for track and trace).  You will then receive information with what to expect at Creche/Tweenies under the current Covid circumstances. If you haven't been to Creche or Tweenies before we would be delighted to see you there!  

We are now looking for volunteers for creche. This involves looking after children aged 0-3 to allow parents to attend the morning church service. This will be on a rota basis. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Marianne Macaulay on 07791 187 236 or 


Moldova Book Cave 
The Moldova Book Cave is situated in Engebrets Lorry Park, Stornoway beside the petrol station shop. The Book Cave will be open on Saturdays from 10.30am – 1.30pm, July to October 2021 and from March to October 2022. Donations of second hand Christian hard back books, Christian CD’s & tapes, Gaelic Bibles, Cookbooks and Gardening Books in good condition are very welcome. For donations of books, you can contact any of the names below or hand your donation to the Book Cave when it is open.                                 

Angus “Keg” Macleod – 07887 751 072 

Charles Nicolson – 07717 816 476 

Robbie Maclennan  07798 554 225 

Wednesday 28th 7.30pm
Prayer Meeting
 in the Seminary, Francis Street and on Zoom led by Mr David Ferguson.  

Zoom details of prayer meetings available from Mairianne at or 704397. 

To attend in person, places must be booked with Lizzie 07900 586930. 


Services next Sunday – 1st August  

11am English Service (Church):  Mr David Ferguson 

11am Gaelic Service (Seminary): Rev James Maciver 

6.30pm English Service (Church):  Rev James Maciver 


Change To Social Distancing Requirement: 
As from last Monday, 19th July, the requirement to maintain 2 metre social distancing in public buildings, including places of worship, was reduced to 1 metre social distancing. This is a welcome development which means we can now increase the seating capacity in the Kenneth Street church from 120 to 250, and in the Seminary from 75 to 130. These numbers are approximate and will be reviewed regularly as attendance patterns become clearer. 

The wearing of face-coverings is still mandatory, and Track and Trace details still must be noted. It will, however, not now be necessary for those who have been attending services regularly to book every week, but it would be appreciated if you could inform Lorraine or Lizzie if you are not able to attend 

Individuals, couples, families, and visitors who intend coming to services from now on should book their place by contacting one of the following: 

To attend English services in the Church, contact Lorraine on or 07720 321 081 before 6.30pm on Friday. 

To attend the Gaelic service in the Seminary contact Lizzie on or 07900 586 930 before 6:30pm on Saturday. 

We hope this further relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions will lead to a significant increase in the number attending our services, both on weekdays and on the Lord’s Day. 


Record Subscriptions  REMINDER 
Subscriptions due - Subscriptions for July-December 2021 issues are now due, and those who wish to continue receiving the Record should put £12.00 along with your name and address in an envelope clearly marked “The Record. Please note that from now on copies of the Record will be ordered for subscribers only. 

New Subscribers  If you would like to begin receiving a copy regularly, please put £12.00 along with your name and address in an envelope clearly marked “The Record – New Subscriber. 

If you are paying the subscription by cheque, please make it payable to “Stornoway Free Church”. 

Envelopes with subscriptions should be placed in the collection plates at the church or Seminary, or you can arrange with one of your local office-bearers to collect it from your home. 


Praying For One Another in the Free Church 

This week remember: 

Dumbarton - Currently vacant - Pray for unity and safety as they return after lockdown in Glasgow. 
Barvas  Rev Murdo Campbell   - Pray for the Church of Scotland minister in Barvas as he has been ill, and both churches working together. 
Prince Edward Island  Peter Aiken  Pray for new elders and a summer youth camp