News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 16th October

Everyone is welcome to a time of fellowship in the M. A. Hall following the morning service. D.R. and Diana will be serving today.

Creche: 11.00am in the upper hall for children up to age 2.
Volunteers today: Elaine, Chris, Annmarie and Christine Smith.
Volunteers 23rd October: Christine Ann, Maighread, Emma and Donna.

Holiday Tweenies: 11.00am in the main hall for children aged 3-7.

Volunteers today: ChrissAnne, Gillian, Angela and Lydia.
Volunteers 23rd October: Johan, Kay, Aileen and Kirsty.


No Sunday School or Bible class today due to school holiday.


No Monday Toddler Group in M.A. Hall until 31st October.  


Monday 17th October 7.00pm – Kirk Session meets in upper M.A. Hall.


Wednesday 19th October 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary and on Zoom led by Rev D. A. Macdonald.   

Thursday 20th October 7.30pm – Gaelic Prayer Meeting
in the Seminary led by Rev James Maciver.

Friday 21st October 2,30pm – 55+ Fellowship in the M.A. Hall
. The guest speaker is Rev K.I. Macleod. New faces will be made most welcome. If you need transport this month please contact Duncan Norman on 860 418 or 07787973802.


Saturday 22nd October 7.30pm - English Prayer Meeting in Seminary.

Services next Sunday – 23rd October
11.00am - English Service (Church) Rev James Maciver.
11.00am - Gaelic Service (Seminary) Rev Kenneth Ferguson.
6.30pm - English Service (Church) Rev James Maciver.                                              


Rev Calum Murdo Smith will be on holiday until Thursday 27th October.



Sunday School Snippet
We would like to thank our Sunday School families who continue to contribute a coin or two to our Sunday School collection plate each week. The money is used to support different local, national and international mission work and other good causes. One regular donation we make is to the Christian child-sponsorship charity, ‘Compassion’. Our children have been sponsoring Rodah in Uganda for several years now, and it’s been lovely for them to follow her progress and pray for her.

Grace in P1 is going to tell you a bit more.

“Rodah is in Primary 1, the same as I am, although she is eight. She said thank you for being loving and kind to her in the letter she sent. We will send her a letter back. We put money in the plate at Sunday School to send to Rodah. She draws us pictures.”


Stornoway Women for Mission

There will be a WfM meeting on Tuesday 25th October at 7.30pm in the M.A. Hall. The speaker is Rita Nkemba from Dwelling Places, Uganda. This is an open meeting with other groups from the Presbytery. Please come along and support us.


Presbytery Youth Camp for S3-S6 – 25th November - 28th November 2022

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE – Remember to pray for the camp.


Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2022

The Appeal Centre will be at Woody’s, Rigs Road 

The Appeal Centre will be open on the following days to receive shoeboxes:

Thursday 27th October 3.00pm - 6.00pm 

Friday 28th October 3.00pm - 6.30pm 

Saturday 29th October 10.00am - 12.00pm

Blythswood Shoebox Leaflets are available for collection from the Blythswood Shop, Stornoway and Ness, Nicolson’s Newsagents, some schools, churches and online.

Do NOT hand shoeboxes into the Blythswood shop on Kenneth Street.

The Appeal will CLOSE on Saturday 29th October at 12 noon.


Trinity Digital New Film

‘Morningstar’ – The Life and Legacy of John Wycliffe.

Tuesday 1st November 6.00pm in Lanntair

(If over 120 tickets are sold a second screening will be shown at 8.00pm)

John Wycliffe was highly influential in church and political life and has become known as ‘The Morning Star of the Reformation’.  Towards the end of his life he painstakingly translated the whole Bible from Latin into English

Teaching RSHP (Relationships, Sexual Health & Parenthood) in Schools Speaking Christian values into the curriculum

Dear Friends, We would like to invite you to support a project which aims to address an issue of real concern to many teachers, parents and young people in Scotland – the inadequacies of the recommended resources for delivering the RSHP section of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). 

The joint Christian Values in Education Scotland and the Free Church of Scotland project aims to produce robust, high quality and engaging resources which will meet the requirements of the (CfE) and stand the scrutiny of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education (HMie). By presenting the Christian worldview in a positive way in Scottish schools, pupils will be equipped to make alternative choices to those that predominate in our society.

Initially this is a 12-month project, headed up by a full-time Project Leader who will analyse the present materials available and oversee the creation of new materials where that is necessary.  By the end of the 12-month period we aim to have a range of web-based resources with engaging video material which are readily accessible, user-friendly, and which teachers can use with confidence. 

The cost of employing an experienced Project Leader and delivering high quality resources will be around £65,000.

Will you join us by supporting this important Project through your prayers and financial support? We would welcome any contribution you feel you can make.

 (Forms for this purpose can be collected from the doors of the church and the Seminary or ask any of the office-bearers).

Thank you for your support and interest and please do keep in touch with us about this exciting project.  More details are available at:


Yours Sincerely

Malcolm Macleod (Free Church of Scotland)

Andy Bathgate & Megan Patterson (CVE Scotland)


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