News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 18th August

Monday 19th August
Deacons’ Court will meet at 7pm in the Session Room, Kenneth St.

Friday 23rd August
There will be a Congregational Fellowship after the evening service, where both Rev Dr Maclean and Rev Macaulay will be present.

Saturday 24th August
The Harris Mission Conference will be held at North Harris Free Church from 10am to 4pm. Mike Parker of Middle East Christian Outreach will be the key speaker. Angus and Kirsty Mckellar will lead a seminar on their upcoming deployment. We will also hear of children’s work in the Far East and recent work in Malawi and Romania. Lunch provided. All welcome.

ETS Courses
The ETS Saturday Course and Access to Theology Course are both resuming in September. These courses are open to anyone and there is still plenty time to enrol. Both courses can also be studied through distance learning. For more details, videos can be seen on or please visit
Saturday Course:
Access Course:

Read the New Testament in 2019
For those participating in the Free Church’s Generation Bible Read Through Project, this week’s chapters - Matthew 12-16.

Generation 19 is an initiative of Generation, the mission arm of the Free Church. They have picked one period of time, 1st to 10th September, and have invited local congregations to get involved in a specific mission activity and will publicise it for the prayer support of the wider church.

The Kirk Session have decided to reach out to some of the new houses in the Sandwick area during this week of mission. Our aim is to give a welcome pack from the church to each household in Mackenzie Park as a means of blessing our community with the gospel.  We would value your prayers for every aspect of this outreach and for God’s guidance and blessing on it.  The specific dates will be given closer to the time. Thank you.

ETS Prayer Points - August 2019
Pray for our students as they prepare to begin or return to their studies.
Pray that the coming academic year would be greatly blessed by God.
Please pray for our Principal, Iver Martin.
Pray for our overseas students and give thanks for our ongoing links with the church across the world.

Moldova Appeal
Donations can be dropped off from 3pm-6.30pm on 20th and 21st August at the Old Coop, Kenneth Street. eg, bedding, new furniture, educational toys, Bibles, books, cleaning materials and toiletries. Please see flyers at the front door for more details.


Youth Fellowship
Meets in the Francis Street manse on Sunday 25th August and is open to all secondary aged young people.

Midweek Meetings: 7.30pm in the Seminary
Tuesday- Gaelic
Wednesday – English -Rev James Maciver

Children and youth groups
Parent & Toddler meets on Tuesday (1.00–3.00pm) and Thursday (9.45-11.45am)


Saturday 31st August:

-The Ladies Walking Group will be leaving from the car park at the Lews Castle Museum at 11am for a walk in the Castle Grounds. All welcome.
-There will be a Fundraising Lunch for Moldova / SERA Projects from 12-2pm in the MA Hall. All welcome.