News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 24th September

Creche: 11.00am in the upper hall for children up to age 3.
Volunteers Today: Christine Ann, Maighread and Donna Mackinnon.
Volunteers 1st October: Fiona, Catherine, Ruby and Alison Maciver.                                             

Tweenies: 11.00am in the main hall for children aged 3-5.
Volunteers today: ChrissAnne, Anna and Lydia.
Volunteers 1st October: Johan, Angela and Aileen.


Sunday School and Bible Class arrive in church at 11.00 with family, then leave through the side door nearest the hall after the 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 & Co.


Monday 25th September 1.00pm - 3.00pm – Toddler Group in M.A. Hall.


Tuesday 26th September 7.30pm – Craft Group meet in M.A. Hall. All ladies welcome.


Wednesday 27th September 7.30pm – Prayer Meeting in the Seminary and on Zoom led by Rev Calum M. Smith.


Thursday 28th September 7.30pm – Gaelic Prayer Meeting in the Seminary led by Rev Donald A. Macdonald.

Thursday 28th September – Explorers meet although the schools are closed:
6.00pm - 7.00pm: P1- P3
7.00pm - 8.15pm: P4 - P7


Friday 29th September 2.30pm-4.00pm – 55+ Fellowship

We hope to have our elder Davie Chisholm as our speaker and to have our elder Torquil Macleod leading the singing.

Anyone needing help with transport please contact Duncan Norman by phoning

07787 973802 or 01851 860418.

Please come along - you will all be made very welcome.


Saturday 30th September 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary.


Sunday 1st October 9.00am – Ladies Prayer Meeting on Zoom.


Services next Lord’s Day 1st October
English Service 11.00am (Church) – Mr Scott Macleod
Gaelic Service 11.00am (Seminary) – Mr Murdo Martin
English 6.30pm (Church) – Rev Calum M. Smith


Rev James Maciver will be on Annual Leave  from Tuesday 26th September to Thursday 12th October.


Sunday School Registration: Please Note
As Sunday School has now started again, parents who have children attending Sunday school should contact Ian Murdo Macleod this week to let him know, so that he can arrange to put the registration process in place and have it completed as soon as possible.
Ian's contact details are:
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07887722269
Alternatively, you can scan the QR code below, which will take you directly to the registration form to complete and submit it.



We were sorry to learn that the following had passed away recently.


Mrs Anne Macdonald Maclean, Schoolhill, Ranish.
We extend our sincere condolences to her son Iain and his wife Malou; son Donnie; son Gordon and his wife Trish; daughter Maggie and her husband Andrew; daughter Jacqui and her husband David; daughter Catherine and her husband Derek.

We also remember her grandchildren Lewis, Nicole, Ellen, Katie, Hope, Cara, Robert and Luke, along with her great grandchildren Max and Theo.


Mr Kenneth D Macleod, Parkend.
We extend our sincere condolences to his sisters Katie Ann and Tina, Tina’s husband Colin and their son Mark.

Presbytery Youth Camp - Save The Date! -24th - 27th November

Scaladale for S3 to S6 - More details to follow.


SY WfM Dates For Your Diary of Proposed Meetings

October 28th - Soup and Pudding lunch plus Bake and Craft stall.

November 21st – Meeting where Andrew Maciver (North Tolsta) will talk on his work in Myanmar.

December 9th – Christmas Fayre plus Soup and Pudding lunch.

February 2nd – Congregational Praise and Food night. 

March 19th – Meeting where Lesley Sangster will speak about her work with Operation Mobilisation and Gospel Ships.

More details will be given about each meeting nearer the time.


WfM Ultimate Recipes Cookbook.

There are 20 copies of the combined cookbook going spare. If you  would like one,  please contact Johan.


Schedule of Communion Services: 28th September - 1st October

Back Free Church


Thursday 28th September

7.00 pm


Rev Kenneth Ferguson

Friday 29th


7.30 pm


Rev Murdo Campbell - Barvas

There will be a Fellowship in the Manse after the Evening Service.

Saturday 30th September

7.30 pm




Rev Rory Stott Fortrose


Lord’s Day

1st October

11.00 am

6.00 pm

There will be a Fellowship in the Hall after the Evening Service.