News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 2nd April

Creche: 11.00am in the upper hall for children up to age 3.
Volunteers Today: Elaine, Christine Smith, Chris and Annmarie.
Volunteers 9th April: Christine Ann, Maighread, and Donna Mackinnon.                                               

Holiday Tweenies: 11.00am in the main hall for children aged 3-7.
Volunteers today: Liz, Anna and Lydia.
Volunteers 9th April: ChrissAnne, Kay, Aileen and Kirsty.


Sunday School and Bible Class are on holiday until 23rd April.


Everyone is welcome to a time of fellowship in the M. A. Hall following the morning service. Murdo and Kathetta will be serving today.

Monday - the Toddler Group is on holiday until 17th April.


Monday 3rd April 7.30pm – Monthly Prayer Meeting on Zoom.

Tuesday 4th April 11.00am – Prayer and update with Muriel on Zoom.                       

Wednesday 5th April
7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary and on Zoom led by Rev James Maciver.                                                

Thursday 6th April 7.30pm – Gaelic Prayer Meeting in the Seminary led by Mr Murdo Martin.


Explorers are on holiday until 20th April.


Saturday 8th April 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in Seminary.


Services next Sunday 9th April
11.00am – English Service (Church) Rev James Maciver.
11.00am – Gaelic Service (Seminary) Mr Murdo Martin.
6.30pm – English Service (Church) Rev James Maciver.

Rev Calum Murdo Smith will be on annual leave from 3rd April until 12th April.


Isabella Nicolson. We were very sorry to hear that Mrs Isabella Nicolson, Newvalley had passed away, aged 101. We extend our condolences to her son Finlay and his wife Muriel, together with all her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces, and all other relatives.  

We pray that they will all know God’s comfort at this time of sorrow.


International Mission to Jewish People (Formerly known as Christian Witness to Israel). 
Last Sunday evening we were privileged to hear Aviel give an account of the mission’s endeavours to reach Jewish people with the gospel. 

If you would like to contribute to this important international outreach work you can do so by putting your donation in an envelope clearly marked ‘MJP’ and leave it in the collection plates at the church or Seminary.

If paying by cheque please make it payable to ‘Stornoway Free Church’.


Thank You from Stornoway Women for Mission
The committee would like to thank everyone who supported the fundraising event last week. The generous amount of £956.20 was raised. This money will be distributed between ‘Sparkle Sisters’ in Edinburgh, Bethany Christian Trust in Scotland, and ‘Misiur’ in Peru.


WfM Annual June Event. Booking forms are now available.
Anyone wishing to attend this popular event please contact Donna Maciver on 07810 386774 or email [email protected].

God is Good Africa
Kenny John is at home this month, and he and the G.I.G.A. team are inviting everyone to a fundraising curry takeaway on Saturday 8th April from Back Free Church Hall between 5.00pm and 6.15pm.

Choice of curries with rice: Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, Tuna and ‘Free From’ chicken curry.

Booking is Essential: Please order by Wednesday 5th April by contacting:
Seonag on 07525155947
Torquil on 07549600707

Or by email  [email protected]

Donations will be taken at the door when collecting your takeaway.


Teens’ Conference – Booking Now Open!
The teen’s conference is taking place from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th June at Lendrick Muir. Anyone S5 or S6 age, as of January 2023, whether already a Christian or just interested to find out more, is welcome. More information is available on the Free Church of Scotland website.

Sunday School Snippet
Last week at Sunday School we put away our usual routine and lesson plans for a wee change. We were delighted to welcome back our former Sunday School Superintendent, Muriel Macleod, before she returns to Cambodia in the next couple of weeks. 

We loved listening to her telling us of her mission work abroad and what she hopes God’s plans are for her when she returns.  Muriel’s photos really helped us to understand a little more of what life is like for her in Cambodia. Muriel then answered loads of our questions; we had some great questions! 

We as a Sunday School are looking forward to keeping in touch with Muriel when she returns and supporting her both prayerfully and practically. We’re already looking forward to our next live Zoom meet-up from the other side of the world!!


Healthy Gospel Church Gathering - M.A Hall Friday 21st April
This event is being organised for congregations in the Western Isles Presbytery of the Free Church of Scotland, as we look to encourage one another and share in the vision for A Healthy Gospel Church for Every Community in Scotland.

The hope is to bring together as many members of congregations as possible for a time of input and then discussion, with a focus on us hearing the views and ideas of one another. There will be updates on how some churches have engaged with the vision, as well as time to discuss some main topics, give feedback, ask questions and pray together.

The gathering will take place on Friday 21st April in the M.A Hall. There will be refreshments from 6.30pm. The gathering will formally start at 7pm, with two main sections, and will conclude 9.30pm.