News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 17th September

Adam’s visit.  In connection with ‘Adams’ visit to the congregation this evening, an opportunity is given to contribute to his evangelistic outreach work and his support for persecuted Christians in Muslim countries.

Any wanting to contribute should place their donation in an envelope clearly marked ‘Adam’ and leave it in the collection plate at the church or Seminary. If contributing by cheque, please make it payable to ‘Stornoway Free Church’.

Creche: 11.00am in the upper hall for children up to age 3.

Volunteers Today: Elaine, Christine Smith, Chris and Annmarie.

Volunteers 24th September: Christine Ann, Maighread, and Donna Mackinnon.                                             

Tweenies: 11.00am in the main hall for children aged 3-5.

Volunteers today: Elizabeth, Donna and Kirsty.

Volunteers 24th September: ChrissAnne, Anna and Lydia.


Sunday School and Bible Class arrive in church at 11.00 with family, then leave through the side door nearest the hall after the children’s address.

 Everyone is welcome to the M. A. Hall after the morning service for a time of fellowship. Tea and Coffee will be served by Mary & Co.

 Monday 18th September 1.00pm - 3.00pm – Toddler Group in M.A. Hall.

 Monday 18th September 7.00pm – Kirk Session meets in the Kenneth Street Session room.

 Wednesday 20th September 7.30pm – Prayer Meeting in the Seminary and on Zoom led by Rev James Maciver.

 Thursday 21st September 7.30pm – Gaelic Prayer Meeting in the Seminary led by Mr Murdo Martin.

Thursday 21st September – Explorers:

6.00pm - 7.00pm: P1- P3

7.00pm - 8.15pm: P4 - P7


Friday 22nd September 12.00pm-3.00pm – Fridays at The Free

The M.A. Hall will be open for soups, teas and coffees to give people an opportunity to meet with friends. There will also be a kids play area available as well as items from ‘Dove’s Corner’ Baby Bank free of charge.

Anyone needing transport please call Calum on 07717 495424.

Saturday 23rd September 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary

 Services next Lord’s Day 24th September

English Baptism Service 11.00am (Church) – Rev James Maciver

There will be no Gaelic service in the Seminary

English 6.30pm (Church) – Rev Calum M. Smith


Sunday School Registration: Please Note
As Sunday School has now started again, parents who have children attending Sunday school should contact Ian Murdo Macleod this week to let him know, so that he can arrange to put the registration process in place and have it completed as soon as possible.
Ian's contact details are:
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07887722269 

55+ Fellowship

The first meeting of the new “session” will be on Friday 29th September at 2.30pm to 4.00pm. We hope to have our elder Davie Chisholm as our speaker and to have our elder Torquil Macleod leading the singing.

Please come along - you will all be made very welcome.


'Just Do Something' – Men's Discipleship Book Group

A men's discipleship group will begin on Monday 18th of September 2023.

The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from September till March, between 8-9pm.

For most weeks, we will discuss a section from the book 'Just Do Something' by Kevin DeYoung. There will also be several seminars and prayer breakfasts dotted throughout the months. 

The group is open to men of any age, experience or location and all are welcome. To sign up, or for more information, please contact: 

Phil Pickett: [email protected]

Thomas Davis: [email protected],

Andy Cumming: [email protected].


    SY WfM Dates For Your Diary of Proposed Meetings

    October 28th - Soup and Pudding lunch in M.A. Hall, plus Bake and craft stall.

    November 21st - Andrew Maciver (North Tolsta) will talk on his work in Myanmar.

    December 9th - Christmas Fayre plus Soup and Pudding lunch in M.A. Hall.

    February 2nd - Congregational Praise and Food night hosted by WfM committee. 

    March 19th – Meeting - Lesley Sangster will speak about her work with OM and Gospel Ships.

    More details will be given about each meeting nearer the time.


    WfM Ultimate Recipes Cookbook.

    The reprint of the combined cookbook has arrived. If you have reserved a copy, or

    would like one, they can be collected by contacting Donna or Johan.


Schedule of Communion Services – 22nd to 24th September 2023


Carloway Free Church


Friday 22nd September





Rev Murdo Campbell


Saturday 23rd September


Rev Kenny Macleod


Lord’s Day 24th September





Lochs Free Church


Friday 22nd September






Rev Iain Macritchie


Saturday 23rd September


Lord’s Day 24th September