News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 23rd October

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


Creche: 11.00am in the upper hall for children up to age 2.
Volunteers today: Christine Ann, Maighread, Emma and Donna Mackinnon.
Volunteers 30th October: Fiona, Catherine, Ruby and Alison.


Holiday Tweenies: 11.00am in the main hall for children aged 3-7.
Volunteers today: Liz, Kay, Aileen and Kirsty.
Volunteers 30th October: Chrissanne, Gillian, Christina and Joni.


No Sunday School or Bible class today due to school holiday.


No Monday Toddler Group in M.A. Hall until 31st October.  


Tuesday 25th October 7.30pm – WfM meeting in the M.A. Hall.
Rita Nkemba from Dwelling Places, Uganda will be speaking. There will be a collection for Dwelling Places taken on the night.


Wednesday 26th October 7.30pm
English Prayer Meeting
in the Seminary and on Zoom led by Rev James Maciver.   

Thursday 27th October 7.30pm
Gaelic Prayer Meeting
in the Seminary led by Mr Murdo Martin.

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


Saturday 29th October 7.30pm
English Prayer Meeting
in Seminary.

Services next Sunday – 30th October
11.00am - English Service (Church) Rev Calum M. Smith.
11.00am - Gaelic Service (Seminary) Rev James Macdonald.
6.30pm - English Service (Church) Rev Calum M. Smith.                                              

Rev James Maciver will be preaching at Garrabost Communion on 30th October.


Death Notices. We were sorry to hear of the following deaths in the congregation and we pray for God’s comfort for the families involved.         

Mr Ronnie Morrison, Cearn Shulasgeir.
We extend out prayerful condolences to his daughter Margaret and her husband Stephen; sons Anthony and Donald and daughter Claire; also to Ronnie’s grandchildren Sarah Jane, Connor, Joshua, Mary Jane and Natasha. We also remember Ronnie’s brother John and his wife Sheila; sister Margaret and her husband Ron; sister Doreen and her husband Martin, sister Christine, and also Morag, together with their families.

Mrs Alma Campbell, Branahuie.
We extend our prayerful condolences to her husband Iain Don; son James with his wife Feda; son Calum and his wife Dinara, son John and his wife Donna; son Brian and his wife Roselle. We remember Alma’s sisters Christine, Mary and Margaret and Iain Don’s siblings Calum, Andrew and Cathy, together with their families.

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2022

The Appeal Centre will be at Woody’s, Rigs Road 
The Appeal Centre will be open on the following days to receive shoeboxes:

Thursday 27th October 3.00pm - 6.00pm 

Friday 28th October 3.00pm - 6.30pm 

Saturday 29th October 10.00am - 12.00pm

Blythswood Shoebox Leaflets are available for collection from the Blythswood Shop, Nicolson’s Newsagents, churches and online.

Do NOT hand shoeboxes into the Blythswood shop on Kenneth Street.

The Appeal will CLOSE on Saturday 29th October at 12 noon.


Trinity Digital New Film

‘Morningstar’ – The Life and Legacy of John Wycliffe

Tuesday 1st November at 6.00pm in An Lanntair

(If over 120 tickets are sold a second screening will be shown at 8.00pm)

John Wycliffe was highly influential in church and political life and has become known as ‘The Morning Star of the Reformation’.  Towards the end of his life he painstakingly translated the whole Bible from Latin into English.

Tickets available on this link:


The Pursuit of God in an Age of Pornography
Weekend Conference:  28th - 30th October, with guest speaker Rev. Joe Barnard. 

We live in an age where pornography is everywhere. More than that, the world is constantly teaching us to see the world, and each other, through a sexualised lens. Yet God calls us to a life of holiness. Members of the Western Isles Presbytery have organised a weekend conference, with meetings for all ages, on how we can pursue God in such a world.


Men's Meeting:
Friday 28th 19:30pm - 21:00pm at the County Hotel, Stornoway.

Women’s Meeting:

Friday 28th , 19:30pm – 21:00pm At M. A. Hall, Kenneth Street, Stornoway.

Parents, Carers and Youth Workers Meeting:

Saturday 29th 10:30am - 12:30pm at North Harris Free Church, Tarbert.
Soup and sandwiches lunch provided.

18-30 Year Old's Meeting:

Saturday 29th 19:00pm at North Harris Free Church, Tarbert.

Big Youth Fellowship:

Sunday 30th 20:00pm at M. A. Hall, Free Church, Kenneth Street.
While open to all young people, the target audience will be young people in S1-S6, from across the Western Isles.

Rev Joe Barnard and Ms Ali Macdonald are our speakers, and they will deal sensitively with a difficult but important topic. Young people will be split into two groups according to their age for the talk.

Food will be provided.                                            

Cost: There is no cost for attending the meetings but there will be an opportunity to donate if you wish to.