News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 31st March

Creche: 11.00am in the upper hall for children up to age 3.
Volunteers Today: Elaine, Christine, Chris, Annmarie and Helena.
Volunteers 7th April: Christine Ann, Maighread, Donna and Carol Ann.                                


Holiday Tweenies: 11.00 in the main hall for children aged 3 - 7.
Volunteers today: Liz, Anna and Aileen.
Volunteers 7th April: ChrissAnne, Angela and Lydia.


The Sunday School will not meet today due to school holiday.


Everyone is welcome to the M. A. Hall after the morning service for a time of fellowship.
Tea and Coffee will be served by Eoghain and Dawn.

The Monday Toddler Group is on holiday until 15th April.


Monday 1st April at 7.30pm – Monthly Prayer Meeting on Zoom.


Tuesday 2nd April at 11.00amPrayer and Update with Muriel.


Wednesday 3rd April at 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary led by Rev Kenneth I. Macleod.

Thursday 4th April at 7.30pm – Gaelic Prayer Meeting
in the Seminary led by Mr Murdo Martin.


Friday 5th April – Fridays at The Free from 12.00pm – 3.00pm  
The M.A. Hall will be open for soups, teas and coffees to give people an opportunity to meet with friends.

There will be a kids play area available as well as items from ‘Dove’s Corner’ Baby Bank free of charge.

Anyone needing transport please call Calum on 07717 495424


Saturday 6th April at 11.00am – Ladies Walking Group.
Meet at the Castle Museum car park.

Saturday 6th April at 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting
in the Seminary.


Services next Lord’s Day – 7th April
11.00am – Gaelic Service (Seminary) – Rev James Maciver
11.00am – English Service (Church) – Rev Kenneth I. Macleod
6.30pm – English Service (Church) – Rev James Maciver


Rev Calum M. Smith will be on Annual Leave from Monday 1st April to Wednesday 17th April.


The sacrament of baptism will be administered at the morning service (English) on Sunday 14th April. As is our custom at baptisms there will be no Gaelic service that morning.


We were sorry to hear of the death of Andrew Leitch on 20th March. We extend our condolences to his son Iain, his daughters Regina and Mairianne.

We also remember the grandchildren and the rest of the family at this time.


Summer Holiday Club - Champions Challenge
On your marks... Get set.... GO!
God willing we hope to run an Olympic themed Holiday Club for primary school aged children this summer from Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August, 10.00am to 12:30pm in the M.A. Hall.

We need volunteers - Many hands make light work! 
If you are interested in helping in any way with the preparations or being part of the team during holiday club week there are plenty jobs to do both big and small - donations of baking, craft-making or preparation, helping with hall decorating and set up, games, registration, organising snacks, singing.... The list goes on. Please come along to our next Holiday Club planning meeting on Tuesday 16th April at 7.30pm in the M.A. Hall.

EVERYONE in our congregation is invited to be part of the team by praying with us for God's guidance and that ultimately God's name will be glorified in all things.

For more information contact Fiona Macleod: 07825 00250 or

Mairianne Campbell: 07876202073


Solas Visit
Solas are making a return trip to Lewis on 19th - 21st April. On Friday 19th April there will be two youth-focused events in Stornoway (details to follow).

On Saturday 20th April two events are scheduled: Back congregation are hosting a Confident Christianity event in their church hall at 2pm and an evening event is being hosted by the High Free Church in Sandwick Hall at 7.30pm.


On Sunday 21st April the Solas speakers will preach at the Back & Point services in the morning services and in the evening at the High Free and North Harris services.

Scottish Government proposal to ban conversion practices - Update from The Free Church of Scotland

The consultation closes at midnight on 2nd April. The Free Church of Scotland website has a copy of the response prepared by the Public Engagement Group which can be used for guidance.

This can be accessed at

Their response to each question is comprehensive, but can be summarised in your responses. It is important that you use your own words in your answers.


We would like you to do three things:

  1. Pray that the proposals would be widely recognised as unworkable.
  2. Pray that the Scottish Government would be forced to abandon its plans altogether.
  3. Please respond to the consultation.


Take time to explain to your church and Christian friends why it is so important that they respond to the consultation.


Schedule of Communion Services: 5th - 7th April 2024 

Garrabost Free Church

Friday 5th April

School Road: 7.30pm


Rev H. Ferrier

Saturday 6th April

Main Road: 7.00pm


Rev H. Ferrier

Lords Day

7th April

Main Road: 11.00am


Rev H. Ferrier

School Road: 6.00pm


Rev H. Ferrier

There will be a short prayer meeting after the evening service,

followed by a fellowship in the Main Road hall.