News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 7th November

Creche, Tweenies and Sunday Schools are cancelled until further notice due to the escalating Covid situation in local schools

Youth Fellowship

7.30 - Sunday 7th on ZOOM ONLY


Monday Toddler Group cancelled until further notice.


Monday 8th November 7.00pm
Deacons’ Court on Zoom.


Wednesday 10th November 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting.
In Seminary and on Zoom led by Rev James Maciver.


Thursday 11th November 7.30pm - Gaelic Prayer Meeting
In Seminary led by Mr Joe Macphee.


Friday 12th November 1.00pm
Ladies Bible Study on Zoom. For further information contact Sandra Kennedy on 07825178629.


Saturday 13th November 12.00-2.00pm – Fundraising Lunch
The Mission Support Group (Western Isles) are holding a soup and pudding lunch at the M. A. Macleod Hall. Donations will go to Muriel Macleod in Cambodia. All are very welcome to attend. Masks are to be worn except while sitting to eat. Contact details will be taken at the door for track and trace purposes.


Services next Sunday – 14th November

As this will be Remembrance Sunday - we will observe a one-minute silence at 11.00am.

11.00am English Service (Church):  Rev James Maciver

11.00am Gaelic Service (Seminary): Rev D. A. Macdonald

6.30pm English Service (Church): Rev James Maciver   




As a congregation, we have looked forward to partaking of the Lord’s Supper again, after such a long time without it due to the pandemic. Hence the Kirk Session is delighted to announce that the Lord’s Supper will be dispensed, God willing, at the morning service on 9th January 2022. Services associated with the communion will be from Saturday 8th January, till the evening of the 9th, as was the case with the communions held in June and December each year prior to the pandemic.

The Kirk Session will be opened after the midweek meeting on Wednesday 5th and the Session will also meet on the evenings of Thursday 6th and Friday 7th at 7.30pm, and after the service on Saturday 8th to meet with any who wish to take communion for the first time. Please contact the minister or your local elder at any time should you wish to discuss this or have any questions relating to taking communion for the first time.

The Session earnestly hope and pray that the prolonged period without a communion, along with the grievous providence of the pandemic itself, will have caused us all to think deeply about our relationship to God, as well as our privileges in the gospel, one of the most special being the Lord’s Supper.


Platform 67

Following an excellent mission meeting on Wednesday 27th October with Martin Dudgeon of Platform 67, anyone wishing to donate to their work should leave their contribution in an envelope marked ‘Platform 67’ in the collection plate in the church or the Seminary. If donating by cheque, please make it payable to Stornoway Free Church.

Finance Assistant - Free Church Offices

The Free Church of Scotland is looking to appoint a capable Finance Assistant to join our team of committed staff in the Church Offices to help with the efficient finance administration for the denomination. Our current Finance Assistant has now moved to take up a finance and admin role in a local church.

The successful applicant will be part of a small Finance Team, and will have regular contact with other staff, ministers, treasurers, and suppliers. The post holder will be highly organised and self-motivated and have a desire to manage Church finances well.

A Job Description and Application Form can be obtained from the Free Church website or from Sharon Fraser, PA to the CEO, by email to 


Life Story

Twenty copies of “A Life Story”, a 34-page booklet by Alison Mackay is available free of charge from the table at the door.

Alison is the wife of Rev Norman Mackay, Govan Free Church (

One of a family of eleven, Alison gives an account of her life growing up in Craigneuk, Airdrie, then serving as a missionary in Central Asia. Following Norman’s induction to Falkirk Free Church they served there for six years, and latterly in Govan Free Church, a church plant established in 2013. If you wish to donate to the work in Govan, this can be made directly to Govan Free Church using the “Giving” tab on their website listed above.



Praying for One Another in the Free Church

This week please remember:

Plockton & Kyle – Minister: Roddie Rankin,

Interim Moderator: Marcos Florit                                                     

Pray that our people would be bright witnesses for Christ as they go about their daily lives; that young and old would respond to hearing the Gospel message and come to faith. Give thanks to God that our pastor and his wife are recovering well after major surgery. Pray that as brothers and sisters in Christ we would encourage one another through acts of love and service.

Dunblane – Minister: Allan J. Shearer                                 

Pray for the children of the congregation, that they would be an integral part of the church family, learn of God’s love for them, and come to know Jesus personally. Pray for the leaders of Kirk4Kids as they work with the children. Pray for our community here in Dunblane; those who live, work or visit, that they may come to know the love of God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.