News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 12th September

Sunday School: 11.00-11.50 in downstairs hall for children of P1 to S2.

Tweenies: 11:00-11.50 in downstairs hall for children aged 3-5.

 Creche: 11.00 in upstairs hall for children up to age 2.

 All children welcome in the hall – No need to book in advance, and Government Covid guidelines are adhered to.

 Wednesday 15th September 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary, and on Zoom, led by Rev James Maciver.

Zoom details of all prayer meeting available from Mairianne at or 704397.

 Presentation to Donald Macleod (former Church Officer)

At the close of the prayer meeting on Wednesday evening, a presentation will be made to Donald Macleod, our former Church Officer, to mark our appreciation of his service to the congregation from 2014 to 2021.

 Thursday 9th September 7.30pm - Gaelic Prayer Meeting in the Seminary, led by Mr Joe Macphee.   

Services next Sunday – 19th September

11am English Service(Church):  Rev James Maciver

11am Gaelic Service (Seminary): Mr Murdo Martin

6.30pm English Service (Church):  Rev James Maciver

 CDs and DVDs are available on request of all the services.

If you wish to order any, please get in touch with Erica Macleod on 705028, or leave your order in a collection plate. The cost is still £2.00 each.

Friday 17th September

Presentation to mark the retirement of Rev K. I. Macleod.

The presentation service to mark the retirement of Rev K. I. Macleod will be held in the Kenneth Street church on Friday 17th September at 7.30pm, DV.  Under normal circumstances, the presentation would have taken place in the hall but due to the current uncertainty with the Covid pandemic it was agreed to host the whole event in the church. Having it in the church has certain advantages - it means that more people can attend, and we can also use the live-streaming facilities for the benefit of those who, for various reasons, will not be able to attend in person.

Attendance will be restricted to approximately 250 and the final figure will be based on the number attending from households as individuals, couples, and family groups.  For this reason, it will be necessary to book a place by contacting Lorraine Shewan by email to or by text or telephone to 07720 321 081. This should be done no later than the previous Wednesday evening, 15th September.

Although the order of service is still to be finalised, the evening will begin with a time of worship followed by an interview with Kenny I, viewing a couple of video presentations, the main presentation to Kenny I and Dolly, and the cutting of a cake specially made to mark the occasion. 

For those unable to attend, the presentation service will be available                 live on YouTube (Channel name - Stornoway Free Church).


Saturday 18th September 11.00am - 12.30pm – WFM Conference

Title:  Salt and Light: Distinctive Christian Living In A Hostile World

Speaker:  Ann Allen, former Chair of SU Scotland and CrossReach.

Come along to the Free Church Seminary, Francis Street, Stornoway, to watch and enjoy this livestreamed conference. If unable to attend the Seminary, the conference is also freely available online via the YouTube link on our website -

There is no cost, but we would be delighted if those attending would   consider donating to support this year’s projects.


18th September 10.00am - Saturday Course Resumes at ETS and Online

More information is available at Edinburgh Theological Seminary or by contacting Mary Ferguson  at                                  

Thank you!

Torquil Macleod (elder) and Jessie would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way to the recent fundraiser for Ronald Macdonald House. Over £5000 was raised. We are thankful to God that their granddaughter baby Jessica is still making progress, and your prayers are still valued greatly.