News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 23rd April

Creche: 11.00am in the upper hall for children up to age 3.
Volunteers Today: Annette, Kathleen, Anne Mackenzie and Tina.
Volunteers 30th April: Elaine, Christine Smith, Chris and Annmarie.                                               

Holiday Tweenies: 11.00am in the main hall for children aged 3-7.
Volunteers today: Johan, Alison and Lydia
Volunteers 30th April: Liz, Angela, Aileen and Kirsty.


No Sunday School and Bible Class today due to the family service.
Families are invited to come along to this special service with a focus on the work of Explorers in our congregation. 

Explorers and Sunday School children should meet in the hall at 10:45am.

Leaders and children will sit together downstairs. Parents and Carers are welcome to sit anywhere in the church for the service.

Everyone is welcome to the church hall afterwards for a cuppa and to hear the children sing and recite some of what they’ve been learning.

YF meets tonight in the M.A. Hall following the evening service
Malcolm Macleod from ‘Steadfast Global’ will be the speaker.


Monday 24th April 1.00pm-3.00pm - Toddler Group in M.A. Hall.


Tuesday 25th April 7.30pm – Holiday Club Meeting in Upper M.A. Hall
This will be a planning meeting including delegating roles for games, crafts, kitchen, registration etc. Anyone interested in helping in any way will be most welcome at the meeting.


Tuesday 25th April 7.30pm – Craft group meet in main M.A. Hall.
No skills required. All items produced will be sold at a later stage with proceeds going towards mission.


Wednesday 26th April 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary and on Zoom led by Rev Kenneth I. Macleod.                                                

Thursday 27th April 7.30pm – Gaelic Prayer Meeting in the Seminary led by Rev James Maciver.

Thursday 27th April – Explorers in M.A. Hall:
6.00pm - 7.00pm: P1- P3
7.00pm - 8.15pm: P4 - P7


Saturday 29th April 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in Seminary.


Sunday 30th April 9.00am – Ladies prayer meeting on Zoom.


Services next Sunday 30th April
11.00am – English Service (Church) Rev Calum . Smith.
11.00am – Gaelic Service (Seminary) Rev James Maciver.
6.30pm  – English Service (Church) Rev James Maciver.


We were sorry to learn that Mrs Margaret (Peigi) Mackinnon, Trust Housing Matheson Road, had passed away, aged 98.

We extend our condolences to her family, in particular, son Calum and his wife Dorothy; son Donald and his wife Cathie Ann; daughter Chrisanne and her husband Donnie; grandchildren Gillian, Kevin, Calum, Mairi, and Katherine; and great grandchildren Ben, Calin, Lily May, Ellie May, Cooper, Eryn, Ewen, and Owen; together will all nieces, nephews and friends.


Am Metagama: Buaidh air Beatha ‘san Eilean
Duncan Norman Macleod will be giving a talk on the Metagama sailing, and the impact it had on the island. The talk will be in Gaelic on Monday 24th April at 5.30pm in the UHI Reception area of Lews Castle College. All are welcome.


Blythswood Care – Shop Manager
An innovative and motivated person with excellent people skills is required to manage Blythswood Care’s charity shop in Stornoway. 

Two years of retail experience is preferred, as is experience of working with volunteers. 

This is a part-time post. You will work 30 hours over five days, between Monday and Saturday. We are closed between each Christmas and New Year.

More information on the post can be found here:

Thank you for your help and ongoing support of our work



WfM Annual General Meeting
The AGM will be in Bon Accord Free Church, Aberdeen on Saturday 20th May. The meeting will also be livestreamed with the link available on the WfM website.


Reminder - WfM Annual June Event. Booking forms are now available. Anyone wishing to attend this popular event please contact Donna Maciver on 07810 386774 or email [email protected].



The Prodigal God – Tuesdays 2 May to 23 May
Find out how the Prodigal found Hope, Peace and Purpose in Tim Keller’s study in his book, the Prodigal God.  It can be hard for us to understand the relationship between God and man.  A brief study of this book by Tim Keller helps paint this picture using Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son.

Please come and join us to consider the true meaning of “prodigal” and how it relates to our lives over 4 evenings in the M A Hall on Kenneth St.  The programme will be run on Tuesday evenings from 2 May.  Each session will start at 7:30pm and finish at 8:30pm.

The meetings will be held in an informal and relaxed environment and suitable for all who are looking for the hope, peace and purpose that is offered in the Christian life.

There is no need to book, just turn up.  Bring some friends if you can.

If you wish to find out more, please feel free to speak to Cala (07818076163) or Roddy (07900807375)