News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 9th June

Creche: 11.00am in the upper hall for children up to age 3.
Volunteers Today: Fiona, Catherine, Ruby and Alison.
Volunteers 16th June: Annette, Kathleen, Anne Mackenzie and Tina.                               

Tweenies for children aged 3-5 will meet in the main hall.
Volunteers today: Elizabeth, Evelyn and Lydia.
Volunteers16th June: Johan, Kay and Eilidh.

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 Mary Campbell.

Monday 10th June 1.00pm-3.00pm - Toddler Group meets in M.A. Hall.

Monday 10th June at 7.00pm – Deacons’ Court meet in Kenneth  Street.

Wednesday 12th June at 7.30pm
– English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary and on Zoom led by Rev Kenneth I. Macleod.

Thursday 13th June
- Explorers meet in the M.A. Hall:
6.00pm - 7.00pm: P1- P3
7.00pm - 8.15pm: P4 - P7

Thursday 13th June from 7.15pm to 8.15pm – Exploring Life’s Big Questions at the M.A. Hall
All are welcome, and please invite others to come along. Leaflets with more information are available at the church door.


Thursday 13th June at 7.30pm – Gaelic Prayer Meeting meets in the Seminary and will be led by Rev James Maciver.


Friday 14th June from 12.00pm TO 3.00pm – Fridays at the Free.          
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

15th June at 7.30pmEnglish Prayer Meeting in the Seminary.


Services next Lord’s Day – 16th June
11.00am – English Service (Church) conducted by Rev James Maciver
6.30pm – English Service (Church) conducted by Rev Calum M. Smith

There will be no Gaelic service in the Seminary that morning

55+ Fellowship
The last 55+ Fellowship before the summer break will take place on Friday 21st June, in the M.A. Hall from 12.00 noon until 2.00pm.  Please note the earlier start and also that this will be a lunch.  We will not meet in July or August.

We hope to have our retiring minister, Rev James Maciver, with us to give one of his final addresses as minister of Stornoway Free Church.  He will be joined by his brother-in-law, Calum Martin, who will lead the singing.  

As this is one of the final opportunities to meet with James in an informal setting please do come along.  If you haven’t been before, a huge welcome awaits all those who have reached the “55” milestone.

If you need transport to or from the fellowship, please contact Duncan on one of the following numbers:  01851 860 410 or 07787 973802.

New Communicants

We were delighted to welcome the following new communicants at the morning service last Lord's Day, all by profession of faith:

Catherine Murray, Springfield Road;

Murdo Mackenzie, Ranish;

Iain Don Campbell, Branahuie, who was also baptised at the service.

We pray that God will bless, protect and guide them as they go on in the journey of faith.

We were very sorry to hear that Mr John Macphail, Memorial Avenue, had passed away. We extend our sincere condolences to his brother Murdo John, his brother-in-law Ken and family in Canada, and all other relatives. We pray that God will comfort them all in this time of loss and sorrow.

We were very sorry to hear that Mr William Ross, Macaulay Road, had passed away. We extend our sincere condolences to his son Donnie and his wife Fay, daughter Joan and her husband Donnie, and son Malcolm and his wife Shona. Also, his grandchildren Christina, Emma, Alfie, Ellen, Lexy and Calum, along with great grandchildren Ayla, Emilee and Ross. We pray that they will all know God’s comfort in their loss and sorrow.


Providence Christian School:
Prayer Meeting. All are warmly invited to a prayer meeting at Providence Christian School on Monday 10th June at 7.30pm. The meeting will be led by Rev Raymond Kemp and there will be a time of fellowship afterwards over a cup of tea. For those unable to join in person, a Teams option is available through [email protected].

Sale of Nearly New Clothing.  
A ‘Nearly New’ Clothing Sale fundraiser at the Bayhead Bridge Centre on Friday 14th June from 7.00pm-9.00pm and on Saturday 15th June from 10.00am-4.00pm.

A huge selection of quality clothing has come in, both new and nearly new, so please spread the word and come along!


Marking the retirement of our minister, Rev James Maciver.
It’s with great sadness that we remind the congregation that our minister, Rev James Maciver, will formally retire on 30th June.  His final service will be the morning English service on Sunday, 16th June. 

There will be no Gaelic service that day.
Immediately after the service, he will present prizes to the children who attend Creche, Tweenies, Sunday School and Bible Class in the M.A. Hall. All the families of the children are invited, along with the congregation.   

On Friday 28th June, a short service of thanksgiving will be held in the Kenneth Street church at 7.00pm which will be conducted by Rev Kenneth I. Macleod.  This will be followed with a reception in the M.A. Hall where refreshments will be served, speeches delivered, and presentations made.

The congregation’s catering teams have kindly agreed to take care of the arrangements for the evening. 

Between now and the evening of Wednesday 26th June, an opportunity is given to the congregation to contribute towards a presentation.  Contributions should be placed in an envelope clearly marked ‘Presentation’ and left in the plates at the church or the Seminary. 

As a mark of the esteem in which we hold James and Donna and our sincere gratitude for their ministry among us for the last eight years, it’s hoped that as many as possible will attend the service on the morning of 16th June and the thanksgiving service and reception on Friday 28th June.