News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 29th May

Creche: 11.00am in upper hall for children up to age 2.
Volunteers today: Christine Smith, Elaine, Kate.
Volunteers 5th June: Christine Anne, Maighread, Donna Mackinnon.


Tweenies: 11.00 in the main hall for children aged 3-4.
Volunteers today: ChrissAnne, Donna, Joanne, Kate.
Volunteers 5th June: Liz, Kay, Aileen, Kirsty.


Sunday School meets in main hall for children in P1-S2.


After Church Tea.  Everyone is welcome in the main hall after the morning service for a cup of tea and fellowship. Mary and Elaine will be serving today.


Monday 30th May 7.00pm – Deacons’ Court meet in upper hall.


Wednesday 1st June 7.30pm – Time of Worship followed by A.G.M.  
This meeting will be held in the M A Hall and on Zoom and will be led by Rev James Maciver.  The 2021 Trustees Report and Financial Statement will be presented for adopting.   The statement is currently available on the congregation’s website and a number of printed copies are available at the church and Seminary.   

At the close of the AGM a presentation will be made to Mr Murdo Macphail who resigned as Congregational Treasurer in December 2021 after more than 19 years of dedicated service. 

A good attendance at this meeting would be greatly appreciated 


The Kirk Session will meet immediately after the A.G.M. in the upper hall and will be pleased to meet with anyone who wishes to profess their faith and take communion for the first time. 


Thursday 2nd June 7.30pm - Gaelic Prayer Meeting in the Seminary led by Rev James Maciver.


Friday 3rd June 1.00pm - Ladies Bible Study on Zoom.

For more information contact Sandra Kennedy 07825 178629.


Communion early morning Prayer Meetings.  Prayer Meetings will be held in the Seminary and on Zoom on Saturday and Sunday morning (4th & 5th June) at 07.30am.  If joining by Zoom, please get in touch with Alasdair Macleod on 07801691033 or by email to: [email protected] for login details. 


Saturday 4th June 7.00pm – English Preparatory Service in the Church and live on YouTube (Channel name - Stornoway Free Church) conducted by Rev James Maciver. The Kirk Session will meet immediately after the service in the M. A. Hall.

Services next Lord’s Day - 5th June

11.00am English Communion Service (Church): Rev James Maciver

There will be no Gaelic Service that day.   

6.30pm English Service (Church): Rev James Maciver

There will be a time of fellowship in the hall following the evening service.


Saturday 4th June 11.00amLadies Walking Group.  All those intending to take part in the walk should meet at the Castle Museum car park.


Saturday 4th June 12.00pm-2.00pm – Fundraising Lunch for Alzheimer Scotland in the M. A. Hall. All are welcome.


Saturday 4th June 8.30pm – Slavic Gospel Association Prayer Meeting

For more information please contact Robert France: 07796 283328.  



We were sorry to learn of the passing of Mrs Joan Macleod, Olivers Brae. We extend our sincere condolences to her sons Magnus and Hector, as well as to Hector’s wife Joanne and their children Harvey and Kara. We also remember Joan’s sister-in-law Lilian. We pray that they will know God’s comfort at this time of loss and sorrow.


Sunday School Snippet

Last Sunday was a very special day because 6 babies were going to be baptised at church.  After our Sunday School classes were finished the whole Sunday School got to go into the church with our teachers to watch the baptism.  We were sat at the front, and we could see all of the babies being baptised by the minister.  It was extra special for us because one of the babies being baptised was our little brother Jonas.  We loved watching the baptism.  Afterwards we all went back into the hall for juice and biscuits.  Lydia p5 & Amelie p3


Annual LDOS/DayOne Rally

The Lewis Branch of the Lord’s Day Observance Society (DayOne) will hold its annual Rally in the Stornoway Town Hall on Friday 10th June at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Rev Iain Smith, formerly the minister of the Harris congregation of the Free Church (Continuing).


This meeting will also be used to launch a new book produced by the Branch called Remember the Sabbath Day. All are encouraged to attend and to continue to support the work of promoting the Lord’s Day in our islands.



Curry Night - Fundraiser for Kincraig Kids Free Church Camps

A fundraising event for Kincraig Kids Free church Camps has been arranged for Friday 10th June in the Rev M A Macleod Memorial Hall at 7.00pm. There will be a choice of homemade curries as well as a variety of alternative dishes. We will also hear some testimonies from those who have benefited from the work of the camps over the years.

Entry is by donation. Booking is essential and to reserve a place please contact Alasdair Macleod (Ali Moley) on 07801691033 or by email to: [email protected]




Blythswood Care Appeal

The Blythswood Ukraine Crisis Appeal will remain open, and contributions can be made by calling 01349 830777 or at any time online at:

Alternatively, you can put your contribution in an envelope clearly marked ‘Ukraine Appeal’ and place it in the collection plates at the church or the Seminary.  If paying by cheque please make it payable to ‘Stornoway Free Church’.