News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 28th January

Creche: 11.00am in the upper hall for children up to age 3.
Volunteers Today: Annette, Kathleen, Anne Mackenzie and Tina.
Volunteers 4th February: Elaine, Christine, Chris, Annmarie and Helena.                                


Tweenies: 11.00am in the main hall for children aged 3-5.
Volunteers today: ChrissAnne, Alison and Lydia.
Volunteers 4th February: Elizabeth, Evelyn and Angela.


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 Murdo and Kathetta.


Monday 29th January from 1.00pm-3.00pm – Toddler Group meets in the M.A. Hall.  


Monday 29th January at 7.00pm – Kirk Session meets in the Kenneth Street Session room.


Monday 29th January at 7.30pm – Ladies Craft Group meets in the M.A. Hall – Please note the change of day.


Wednesday 31st January at 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary led by Rev Calum M. Smith.


Thursday 1st February at 7.30pm – Gaelic Prayer Meeting in the Seminary led by Rev James Maciver.


Thursday 1st February - Explorers meet in the M.A. Hall.
6.00pm - 7.00pm: P1- P3
7.00pm - 8.15pm: P4 - P7


Saturday 3rd February at 11.00am – Ladies Walking Group meet at the Castle Museum car park.

Saturday 3rd February at 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary.


Lord’s Day 4th February at 9.00am – Ladies Prayer Meeting on Zoom.


Services next Lord’s Day – 4th February
English Service at 11.00am (Church) – Rev James Maciver
Gaelic Service at 11.00am (Seminary) – Mr Murdo Martin
English Service at 6.30pm (Church) – Rev Calum M. Smith


Annual Special Collection for Bethesda
A special collection will be taken for Bethesda Home and Hospice at all services next Sunday, 4th February. Collection points will be available at all exits. Contributions can also be made by cheque and should be made payable to ‘Stornoway Free Church’ and placed in an envelope clearly marked ‘Bethesda’.


We were sorry to hear that Mrs Kate Maclean, formerly Grant Square and latterly Bethesda Care Home, had passed away. We extend our sincere condolences and prayerful remembrance to her husband Angus along with all other relatives, friends and neighbours.



Women for Mission
The Stornoway WfM committee have decided to postpone the Praise Evening scheduled for Friday 2nd February until later on in the Spring.



Visit of David Meredith, Free Church Mission Director
David Meredith will be speaking at an open meeting in the M. A. Hall on Tuesday 30th January at 7.30pm.

The focus of the evening will be ‘The Next Ten Years: Building a Vision For Our Church’, and will include a talk along with opportunities for questions and discussions.

The meeting is open to all and everyone is warmly invited to attend.


Islands Study Conference – 2nd to 4th February 2024
The lectures will be held in the North Harris Free Church to which all are welcome to attend. The speakers will be Rev John Macleod, Allander Evangelical Church and Rev David Court, Christ Church Edinburgh.

No pre-booking is required for the lectures. There is a residential accommodation option available in the Harris Hotel for the duration of the conference. There are some programmes available at the church door.

For further information or to book accommodation or meals please contact: [email protected].