News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 24th April

Creche: 11.00am in upper hall for children up to age 2.
Volunteers today: Annette, Kathleen, Anne Mackenzie.
Volunteers 1st May: Christine Smith, Elaine, Kate.


Tweenies: 11.00 in the main hall for children aged 3-4.
Volunteers today: Liz, Donna, Aileen, Kirsty.
Volunteers 1st May: Elizabeth, Karen, Lily, Christina.


Sunday School: 11.00 in the main hall for children in P1–S2.


YF meets tonight at 7.45pm in the M. A. Hall.


Monday 25th April 7.30pm – WfM meeting on Zoom only.
Malcolm Macleod from Steadfast Global will give an update on their work.
Zoom details available from Donna:- Phone 07810 386 774 or email

[email protected].

The planned AGM has been postponed until a later date.


Tuesday 26th April 7.30pm – Youth Club meets in M.A. Hall.


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


Thursday 28th April 7.30pm - Gaelic Prayer Meeting in the Seminary led by Mr Murdo Martin.


Friday 29th April 1.00pm - Ladies Bible Study on Zoom.


Saturday 30th April 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary.


Rev James Maciver

Our minister has been required to self-isolate since last Monday due to having contracted Covid. Provided his tests are negative, he expects to be back at work tomorrow.


Services next Sunday – 1st May

11.00am English Service (Church): Rev James Maciver

11.00am Gaelic Service (Seminary): Rev James Macdonald

6.30pm English Service (Church): Rev Kenneth Ferguson



Mrs Jessie Isobel (Bell) Macleod - We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Jessie Isobel Macleod (Bell) of Lewis Street.  The sincere sympathy of the congregation is extended to her sons, Keith, and his wife Mairi, to John and his wife Dinah and to Craig and his wife, Kelsey.   Also remembering Bell’s grandchildren, Scott, Rhiann and her husband Ally, John and his wife Sarah, and her great grandchildren Rory and Tommy.  We also prayerfully remember the wider family circle. 


Mrs Anne Macarthur – As a congregation we were also saddened to hear of Anne Macarthur’s passing.  Our sincere sympathy is extended to her son Murdo, daughter Isobel with Iain, and daughter Marion with Jiver. We also remember in prayer all her grandchildren and relatives.


Licensing of Mr Donald M. Macleod for the Ministry. 

The Presbytery is due to meet in the Rev M A Macleod Memorial Hall on Tuesday 26th April at 10.30am.  At this meeting Mr Donald M. Macleod will undergo his "trials for licence".  On the successful completion of his examination, Mr Macleod will be licensed to preach the gospel at a public service to be held in Pairc Free Church on Wednesday 27th April at 7.30pm.  The service will be conducted by Rev. Malcolm Macdonald, and everyone is warmly invited to attend. 


The Presbytery is thankful to the Lord for all who are all involved in training our future ministers and encourages prayerful remembrance of Mr Macleod as he prepares for his trials for licensing and his future public ministry.  


Sunday School Snippet

Today we are super excited because we hope to link up with Muriel in Cambodia via Zoom. We will see where she works, how she teaches about Jesus, and be able to ask her questions.


WfM Ladies Annual Event – Friday 20th May in Cabarfeidh Hotel

Booking forms are still available from Lizzie (07900 586 930). This is a booking only event and bookings need to be in by 30th April. We have reduced the numbers to 150 maximum for safety and comfort. Donations of baking, jams, marmalades, crafts, rhubarb, and plants would be gratefully accepted to sell at the event. All money raised will go to this year’s projects.


Blythswood Care Appeal

The Blythswood Ukraine Crisis Appeal will remain open, and contributions can be made by calling 01349 830777 or at any time online at:

Alternatively, you can put your contribution in an envelope clearly marked ‘Ukraine Appeal’ and place it in the collection plates at the church or the Seminary.  If paying by cheque please make it payable to ‘Stornoway Free Church’