News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 26th February

Creche: 11.00am in the upper hall for children up to age 3.
Volunteers Today: Annette, Kathleen, Anne Mackenzie and Tina.
Volunteers 5th March: Elaine, Christine Smith, Chris and Annmarie.                                                     

Tweenies: 11.00am in the main hall for children aged 3-5.
Volunteers today: Liz, Kay, Aileen and Kirsty.
Volunteers 5th March: Chrissanne, Gillian, Christina and Joni.


Sunday School Bible Class arrive in church at 11.00 with family, then go into M.A. Hall after children’s address.


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


Monday 27th 1.00pm-3.00pm – Toddler Group meet in the M.A. Hall.

Tuesday 28th February 7.30pm – Craft Group meet in the M.A. Hall.
Come and join us for a time of fellowship and refreshments. No skills required!

Wednesday 1st March
7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary and on Zoom led by Rev James Maciver.                                                

Thursday 2nd March 7.30pm – Gaelic Prayer Meeting
in the Seminary led by Mr Joe Macphee.


Thursday 2nd March – Explorers in M.A. Hall
6.00pm - 7.00pm: P1- P3 and 7.00pm - 8.15pm: P4 - P7

Friday 3rd March 12.00pm-4.00pm – Warm Spaces
The M.A. Hall will be open for soup, teas and coffees to give people an opportunity to meet up with friends, (and make new ones), chat, read, play board games or have somewhere to study or read. There will be a kids play area available as well as baby nappies, formula, and adult toiletries from ‘Dove’s Corner Baby Bank.’

Saturday 4th March 11.00am – Ladies Walking Group.
Meet at the Castle Museum Car Park.


Saturday 4th March 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in Seminary.


Sunday 5th March 9.00am-9.45am – Ladies Prayer Meeting on Zoom


Services next Sunday 5th March
11.00am – English Service (Church) Rev James Maciver.
11.00am – Gaelic Service (Seminary) Mr Murdo Martin.
6.30pm – English Service (Church) Rev Calum M. Smith.


Women for Mission - Date for your Diary
Western Isles WfM Annual Ladies Event takes place on Friday 2nd June in the Cabarfeidh Hotel at a cost of £35.  Booking forms will be available soon.


Safeguarding / PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Scheme
It is essential that everyone involved in working with children or vulnerable adults complete an online Safeguarding course by 31st March. The final course is on Wednesday 22nd March. You can sign up on the Free Church of Scotland website at: Safeguarding – Free Church of Scotland.

Open sessions for those who require to complete applications to join the PVG Scheme will be held in the M.A. Hall on Friday 3rd March – 7.00pm.

Should you require more information, or have any questions, please contact:

Iain Maciver at: [email protected]  or
Calum Smith at: [email protected]


Schedules of Communion Services – 3rd to 5th March


Carloway Free Church


Friday 3rd March at 7.30pm

Rev David Macleod

Saturday 4th March at 7.30pm

Rev Kenny I Macleod

Lord’s Day 5th March at 11.00am & 6.00pm

Rev Kenny I Macleod

All services will be in English with some Gaelic items of praise


North Tolsta Free Church


Friday 3rd March at 7.00pm

Rev Iain Macritchie

Saturday 4th March at 6.00pm

Rev Calum I Macleod

Lord’s Day 5th March at 11.30am & 6.30pm

Rev Calum I Macleod

All services will be in English



Providence Christian School – Annual General Meeting
The AGM of the Lewis Christian Education Association (which operates Providence Christian School) will take place on Friday 3rd March at 7.30pm in the County Hotel. All are welcome to attend.


Statement issued by Communications Department of the Free Church of Scotland
As a nationwide denomination, the Free Church of Scotland is composed of people from all political persuasions, some of whom will not share Kate’s politics, particularly over an independent Scotland. Regardless of these differences, Kate is highly respected within the church as a skilful, hard-working and competent MSP.  Furthermore, she is consistent about what she believes, irrespective of the consequences, a quality which makes for an honest politician.

The issues raised by Kate Forbes’ intention to run as SNP leader have displayed a level of intolerance that we believe is uncharacteristic of the wider ordinary Scottish population, and indeed does not represent authentic Scottish identity which is historically grounded on hard work, common sense, respect, Biblical truthfulness and the family. It is lamentable that Kate’s honest adherence to simple traditional values would, for some, disqualify her from contributing to the public good of Scotland.  

The Free Church of Scotland is concerned at the level of anti-Christian intolerance which has been displayed on social media, and by some political and media commentators.  Kate Forbes is standing on the basis of her policies - the fact that she is being criticised for her Christian convictions shows a level of bigotry that has no place in a pluralistic and diverse society.