News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 1st January

Special Collection
At the close of all the services today, a Special Collection will be taken for the congregation’s Explorer groups.


Creche: 12.00pm in the upper hall for children up to age 2.
There will be no Crèche volunteers on duty today. 

Parents/Guardians are welcome to use the crèche facilities as they need to. Crèche toys will be set up in the upstairs hall as usual.

Volunteers 8th January: Elaine, Christine Smith, Chris and Annmarie.                                                      

Holiday Tweenies: 12.00pm in the main hall for children aged 2-7.
Volunteers today: Elizabeth, Anna, Christina and Joni.
Volunteers 8th January: Angela, Karen and Lydia.  


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


There will be no Monthly Prayer Meeting on Monday 2nd January.


Tuesday 3rd January 11.00am
Prayer and update with Muriel on Zoom.


Wednesday 4th January 7.30pm
English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary and on Zoom led by Rev James Maciver.                                                


Thursday 5th January 7.30pm
Gaelic Prayer Meeting in the Seminary led by Mr Murdo Martin.


Thursday Explorers will not start until next week 12th January.


Friday 6th January 11.00am-2.00pm - Warm Spaces & Friendly Faces
We are opening the M.A. Hall for soup, teas and coffees to give people an opportunity to meet up with friends (and make new ones!), chat, read, play some board games or even do a jigsaw!

To facilitate this, we need six volunteers, two in the kitchen, door greeters and mixing in the hall. If you are willing to provide soup, we would like to hear from you. Please let Calum Murdo know if you are able to help in any way on 07717 495424 or by email to [email protected]). 

Please pray that we would be able to share the love of Christ through these endeavours and that God would bless it to all those who attend.


Saturday 7th January 11.00am – Ladies Walking Group.
Meet at the Castle Museum Car Park.


Saturday 7th January 7.30pm
English Prayer Meeting
in the Seminary.


Services next Sunday – 8th January
11.00am – English Service (Church) Mr Scott Macleod.
11.00am – Gaelic Service (Seminary) Rev James Maciver.
6.30pm – English Service (Church) Rev Calum M. Smith.


Annual LDOS Prayer Meeting – Sunday 8th January
The annual LDOS/DayOne Prayer Meeting will take place at the Stornoway APC Church on Lord’s Day 8th January at 8.30pm.

All are warmly invited to attend.


Death: We were very sorry to hear that Mrs Christina Maciver (Chrissie Langley), Ivorhill, had passed away, aged 87.

We extend our condolences to her son Donnie and his wife Annie; daughter Mary Ann and her husband Kenny; and also her daughter Chrissie. We remember her grandchildren, Catherine Ann, Finlay, Innes, and Karen, with her partner Kevin, and also her great grandchildren, Isla, Logan, and Brodie.

We also extend our sympathy to her sisters, Sybil (in New Zealand) and Myra (in England). We pray that the family will know God’s comfort in this time of sorrow.