News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 25th February

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


Tweenies: 11.00 in the main hall for children aged 3 -5.
Volunteers today: Johan, Angela and Lydia.
Volunteers 3rd March: Liz, Gillian and Eilidh.


Sunday School and Bible Class arrive in church at 11.00 with family, then leave through the side door nearest the hall after children’s address.


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.


YF meets tonight in the M.A. Hall following the evening service.


Monday 26th February from 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Toddler Group meets in the M.A. Hall.  


Tuesday 27th February from 7.15pm – 9.15pm
Ladies Craft Group meets in the M. A. Hall

Wednesday 28th February at 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting
in the Seminary and on Zoom conducted by Rev Calum M. Smith.

There will be a Psalmody class following the prayer meeting


Thursday 29th February at 7.30pm – Gaelic Prayer Meeting in the Seminary conducted by Mr Joe Macphee.


Thursday 29th February  - Explorers meet in the M.A. Hall.
6.00pm - 7.00pm: P1- P3
7.00pm - 8.15pm: P4 - P7


Saturday 2nd March at 11.00am – Ladies Walking Group Meet at the Castle Museum car park.


Saturday 2nd March at 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary.


Lord’s Day 3rd March at 9.00am – Ladies Prayer Meeting on Zoom.

Services next Lord’s Day – 3rd March
11.00am – Gaelic Service (Seminary) – Rev Donald A. Macdonald
11.00am – English Service (Church) – Rev Calum M. Smith
6.30pm – English Service (Church) – Rev Kenneth I. Macleod

Alzheimer’s Fundraising Lunch – Saturday 2nd March
All are welcome to this fundraising lunch in the M. A. Hall from 12.00pm to 2.00pm.

Communion Roll. 
We are delighted to note the following additions to the communicant membership of the congregation over the past couple of months:

December 2023: Mr Jonathan Macneil, Mr John Murdo Maclean, and Miss Mary Ann Macdonald, all by profession of faith.

February 2024: Rev Callum Macleod, Mrs Catherine Macleod, Rev Gordon Matheson, Mrs Dolina Matheson and Mrs Ann Macneil.

Congregational Database. It is important that the congregational database is kept up to date as far as possible. Families and individuals who have joined the congregation since January 2021 are asked to fill in a database sheet, available at the church doors, if they have not done this already. Please note that names on the database are listed individually, including children, as will be clear from the form. Forms should then be placed in an envelope marked “database” and left in the collection plate, or scanned and sent as an attached file to [email protected]

South Harris Free Church Renovation Appeal.
The South Harris Free Church congregation (formerly Leverburgh) intend carrying out essential repairs to the roof of their church and to make some internal renovations to the sanctuary area.  The cost of the work is estimated to be around £65,000.

South Harris is one of our smaller congregations and they commend the appeal to the prayerful and practical support of congregations within the Presbytery.

Anyone who wishes to contribute to the work should place their contribution in an envelope clearly marked South Harris Free Church’ and place it in the collection plates at either the church or the Seminary.  If paying by cheque, please make it payable to Stornoway Free Church

Have your say with Logos Scotland
Logos Scotland is a think tank focused on bringing a Christian world view into the public square.  Our vision is to build a culture, founded in Christian faith, that empowers those in the public sphere to seek truth. To speak on issues that shape society now and in the future. To support those in the public sphere in their work and mission and to develop the church to enter meaningful debate with decision formers and makers.

To deliver this vision we are undertaking a major opinion polling work in Scotland and would invite you take part and to share with your friends, church, colleagues and contacts. We want to hear about your experience of being a Christian in Scotland, and what you think about politics, government and society in Scotland today.

You can access the survey here:

If you would like further information then please contact Shona Haslam at: 

[email protected]


Free Church Youth Conference 2024
Bookings for the Youth Conference 2024 are now open and can be made on the Free Church website:–

This is a great opportunity for any young people (18 – 30 year olds) that you know to be encouraged in and grow in their faith. 

The weekend is filled with great teaching, times of worship and prayer, seminars and opportunities to rest, reflect, begin new friendships and strengthen old ones. 

The key information for the Youth Conference is as follows: - 

Date: 15th to 17th of March 2024 

Location: Lendrick Muir 

Ages: 18 – 30-year-olds 

Main Speaker: Thomas Davis, Carloway Free Church

More information can also be found on the Free Church Youth Conference's social media channels.


North Tolsta Free Church Communion Services (All English)

Thursday 29th February at 7.00pm

Rev Donald M. Macleod

Friday 1st March at 7.00pm

Rev Colin Macleod

Saturday 2nd March at 12 noon

Rev Callum Macleod (Rtd)

Saturday 2nd March at 6.00pm

Lord’s Day 3rd March at 08.00am (Hall)

Bi-lingual Prayer meetings

Led by the Elders

Lord’s Day 3rd March 11.30am and 6.30pm

Rev Callum Macleod (Rtd)


Carloway Free Church Communion Services (All English)

Friday 1st March at 7.30pm

Rev David Macleod

Saturday 2nd March at 7.30pm

Rev Derek Lamont

Lord’s Day 3rd March at 11.00am & 6.00pm

Rev Derek Lamont