News & Updates

Notices - Sunday 7th August

Everyone is welcome in the M.A. Hall for tea and fellowship after the morning service. Maighread will be serving today.


Creche: 11.00am in upper hall for children up to age 2.
Volunteers today: Fiona, Catherine, Ruby, Alison.
Volunteers 14th August: Annette, Kathleen, Anne Mackenzie, Tina.


Holiday Tweenies: 11.00 in the main hall for children aged 3-7.
Volunteers today: Liz, Anna, Aileen, Kirsty.
Volunteers 14th August: Elizabeth, Donna, Lily, Christina.


Monday 8th August 7.00pm – Deacons’ Court in upper hall.


Wednesday 10th August 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary and on Zoom led by Rev James Maciver.  


Thursday 11th August 7.30pm - Gaelic Prayer Meeting in the Seminary led by Mr Murdo Martin.


Saturday 13th August 7.30pm – English Prayer Meeting in the Seminary.


Services next Lord’s Day – 14th August

11.00am English Service (Church): Rev Calum M. Smith
11.00am Gaelic Service (Seminary): Rev James Maciver 
6.30pm English Service (Church): Rev James Maciver                           


Death: We were deeply sorry to hear that Margaret Rose Macleod, (Margaret Stephen), Trust Housing Matheson Road, had passed away, aged 90.

We extend our prayerful condolences to her sons Donnie and Alasdair, and respective partners Agnes and Sandra, grandsons Stephen and Graham and respective wives Maggie and Gracie, great grandchildren, Matthew, Chloe and Tia, and also Evelyn and Ewan.

We pray that God will comfort the family in their loss.


Eilean Siar Foodbank

The Eilean Siar Foodbank are requesting donations of pasta, curry sauces, fruit, puddings, rice, juices, long life milk, cereals, biscuits, coffee and toiletries please.

Anyone in the congregation who can donate any of these items is asked to drop them off on Mondays between 11.00am and 1.30pm at the Eilean Siar Foodbank in the Golf Club or at Charlie Nicolson’s garage at 20 James Street.

The Eilean Siar Foodbank thanks all those in the congregation who support the foodbank, and also for the financial support given by Stornoway Free Church to help families and individuals in our community who need support.


Suicide Prevention Consultation

The Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) would like to hear views to help finalise Scotland’s new Suicide Prevention Strategy and Action Plan which will be published in September 2022.

Suicide prevention is everyone’s business, and our ambition is a Scotland where everyone works together to prevent suicide.

This consultation will run for six weeks, until midnight on Tuesday 23 August and, asks for views and comments on a draft of the Strategy and a draft of the Action Plan.

The consultation will be hosted via Citizen Space, the Scottish Government’s online consultation platform. You can access the consultation using this link:

You may also wish to read the consultation document which contains the same questions as the online version but provides you with the option to respond ‘offline’. That document can be accessed using this link:

If you have any questions, you can contact the Strategy development team directly by emailing: [email protected]