News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 23rd June

Creche: 11.00am in the upper hall for children up to age 3.
Volunteers Today: Elaine, Christine, Chris, Annmarie and Helena.
Volunteers 30th June: Christine Ann, Maighread, Donna and Carol Ann.                               

Holiday Tweenies for children aged 3-7 will meet in the main hall.
Volunteers today: Johan, Anna and Aileen.
Volunteers 30th June: Liz, Angela, Joni and Marissa.

Sunday School and Bible Class have now finished until September.

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

Monday 24th June 1.00pm-3.00pm – Toddler Group meets in M.A. Hall
This will be the last meeting until after the summer holidays.

Tuesday 25th June at 7.15pm – Ladies craft group meets in the M.A. Hall.
All ladies are welcome.

Tuesday 25th June at 7.30pm – Holiday Club planning meeting in the upper M.A. Hall.

Wednesday 26th June at 7.30pm
– English Prayer Meeting meets in the Seminary and on Zoom and will be led by Rev Calum M. Smith and will include a presentation from Donald Macleod on Free Church Youth Camps.

Thursday 27th June at 7.30pm – Gaelic Prayer Meeting
meets in the Seminary and will be led by Mr Murdo Martin.


Friday 28th June at 7.00pm - Service of thanksgiving in the church to mark the retirement of our minister, Rev James Maciver. The service will be conducted by Rev Kenneth I. Macleod and live on YouTube (Channel name – Stornoway Free Church).

This will be followed with a reception in the M.A. Hall where refreshments will be served, speeches given, and presentations made.

Anyone wishing to donate baking or is willing to help on the evening should contact Lizzie.

Between now and the evening of Wednesday 26th June, an opportunity is given to the congregation to contribute towards a presentation.  Contributions should be placed in an envelope clearly marked ‘Presentation’ and left in the plates at the church or the Seminary. 

29th June at 7.30pmEnglish Prayer Meeting in the Seminary.


Services next Lord’s Day – 30th June
11.00am – Gaelic Service (Seminary) conducted by Rev Kenneth Ferguson
11.00am – English Service (Church) conducted by Rev Calum M. Smith
6.30pm – English Service (Church) conducted by Rev Calum M. Smith


We were sorry to hear of the death of Audrey Hardie, formerly Battery Park Road and Macaulay Road.. We pray her friends and relatives know God’s comfort at this sad time.


Free Church Youth Camps – Chaperones required
We have a very specific need to find 3 people to chaperone young people to / from camp.  The dates that we are looking for are:

Saturday 27thJuly – chaperoning campers on the 7am ferry from Stornoway to Inverness.  The chaperones would return to Ullapool for returning on the evening ferry.

Saturday 3rdAugust – chaperoning campers on the 10.30am ferry from Ullapool.  Chaperones would need to travel on the 7.00am ferry to Ullapool to meet the campers, and return with them on the ferry. 

If anyone is able to help, please contact Calum Murdo.


Record Subscriptions
The Record continues to have an interim editor and will be issued bi-monthly until the 2025 General Assembly. 

If you want to continue receiving bi-monthly issues of the Record from June 2024 till May 2025, please put your subscription of £12.00 in an envelope clearly marked Record along with your name and address.

If you would like to become a new subscriber, please put £12.00 in an envelope clearly marked ‘Record – New Subscriber’ along with your name and address. If paying by cheque, please make it payable to Stornoway Free Church.   All envelopes should be placed in the collection plates at either the church or the Seminary.