News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 26th September

Sunday School: 11.00-11.50 in downstairs hall for children of P1 to S2.
Laxdale Sunday School: 12.30 in Laxdale Mission House.
Tweenies: 11:00-11.50 in downstairs hall for children aged 3-5.
Creche: 11.00 in upstairs hall for children up to age 2.

All children welcome in the hall – No need to book in advance, and Government Covid guidelines are adhered to.


Wednesday 29th September 7.30pm
English Prayer Meeting

In the Seminary and on Zoom, led by Rev James Maciver.

Zoom details of prayer meeting available from Mairianne at or 704397.

Thursday 30th September 7.30pm
Gaelic Prayer Meeting in the Seminary, led by Mr Murdo Martin.

Services next Sunday – 3rd October

11am English Service(Church):  Rev James Maciver

11am Gaelic Service (Seminary): Rev D. A.Macdonald

6.30pm English Service (Church):  Rev James Maciver


CDs and DVDs are available on request of all the services.

If you wish to order any, please get in touch with Erica Macleod on 705028, or leave your order in a collection plate. The cost is still £2.00 each.


Tuesday 28th September 7.30pm-9.00pm
Youth Club in the M.A. Hall.



Asia Link

Following an excellent mission meeting last Wednesday evening with Bill Ferguson of Asia Link, anyone wishing to donate to the work of Asia Link  should put their contribution in an envelope clearly marked ‘Asia Link’ and place it the collection plates at the church or Seminary. If contributing by cheque, please make it payable to ‘Stornoway Free Church’.


Thanks for Contributions to Church Funds

Our Deacons’ Court thanks most sincerely all who regularly contribute to the funds of the church whether it’s by cash donations in the collection plate, freewill offering envelopes, Standing Order, BACS transfer or by cheque.  Your generous support is much appreciated as we endeavour as a congregation and as a denomination to reach our cities, our towns, and our rural communities with the gospel in very challenging times.

Preparations will soon be underway for issuing the freewill offering envelopes for 2022.  If anyone is interested in beginning to contribute by envelopes you should contact one of the office-bearers for your district who will arrange for a pack to be delivered to your home.   If you prefer, you can contact Duncan N Macleod, Freewill Offering Envelope Coordinator, on 01851 860 418 or 07787973802 or by email to:

If you would prefer to contribute by regular Standing Order, you should speak to one of the office-bearers or to Murdo Macphail, Congregational Treasurer, on 01851 705445.  If you are a UK taxpayer and contribute regularly by envelopes or by Standing Order, you can increase your contribution by a further 25% simply by registering for Gift Aid.  There is no additional cost to you whatsoever, neither will you be asked to disclose details of your personal finances.  The reclaim is done on your behalf from income tax you have already paid.  Gift Aid forms can be uplifted in the foyers of the church and the Seminary. 


Saturday 2nd October 11.00am-12.00pm
Ladies Walking Group

Meet at the Castle Museum Car Park.


Saturday 2nd October 11.00am-3.00pm
God Is Good Africa

G.I.G.A. are hosting a fundraising Bakeaway Takeaway in the MA. Hall where you can come and treat yourself to home produce and baking. There will also be a selection of art and crafts.

Everyone is welcome, and donations of baking would be greatly appreciated any time from 9.00am.

Funds raised will go towards Kenny John’s work with Lighthill Christian School in Uganda, and Trinity College, Congo.


Thank you
Dolly and I want to thank you as a congregation for your wonderful generosity and kindness to us. We want to thank you for your constant support, encouragement, and prayers over the years. We have been overwhelmed with all the cards, messages and gifts received at this time It has been completely humbling. 

I absolutely love the picture of Joshua and myself (there’s a photo of it along with the beautiful cake in the online Newsletter)

Thank you for a wonderful farewell evening.

As we move into our new home, please call, and see us, as you are all most welcome. My prayer is that God will follow every one of you with His goodness and mercy all the days of your life and that you will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Much love

Kenny I. and Dolly