Welcome to The Linked Parishes of Acharacle and Ardnamurchan!


On this page you will find basic information about our services. On other pages there is more information and various contact details. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like more information or are visiting the area and would like to double check service times.

The minister has started recording some of her daily ministry activities - if you look under the tab 'About us' on the 'Minister's blog' you'll find out more about this. (It actually involves working more than one day a week!)

News and dates for your diaries!

Sunday 18th February

Worship at Kilchoan at 11am or at Acharacle at 2pm.
During worship it will be suggested that instead of giving up something during Lent we could take up something instead. How about deliberately doing one act of kindness per day.

https://40acts.org.uk

Wednesday 21st February

Monday 26th February

Sunday March 4th.

Oh - that's different! Come along, enjoy a full breakfast and an interesting morning.


General Information -

Visitors passing through Acharacle or visiting Kilchoan have been heard to ask, 'What do people do all day?' There is so much going on! Scenery to look at and clamber over, rivers to kayak down, fishing on lochs, rivers and the sea. Welcoming accommodation and fabulous food. Why not come and sample time in a beautiful remote and rural location?

Find a Parish -

To find us on a map why not try clicking on this link. 'Find a Parish' feature on the Church of Scotland web-site www.cos.churchofscotland.org.uk/church_finder/

Services -

Are usually at 11am and 2pm alternating at each church building on a weekly basis, except during the summer. Please see the notice boards outside each church for weekly information. Term-time Sunday School at Ardnamurchan Church, Kilchoan, is fortnightly at 11am on the days that worship is at 2pm.

Fundraising -

If you are buying anything online would you consider buying through this website link? For each purchase made there is a donation to the churches - every penny counts! Thank you. It really is easy to register and contribute - try it.... www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/aandaparishes

Foodbank -

There is a Foodbank in Fort William. Throughout the year, donations for the Foodbank can be left in each church, there is a dedicated box for donations, from where the goods will be collected and taken to Fort William. Tesco in Fort William has a dedicated 'bin' for donations.

Foodbank donations over the Christmas period.
Foodbank update - over the Christmas period the parish churches and the Acharacle Village Shop were places where food could be left for the Lochaber Foodbank. This morning we received letter thanking us for 69.2kg of donations! 69.2kg!!!
There continue to be donation points in the Acharacle Village Shop and in each parish church building. Please continue to donate goods. God bless and thank you.

Mental Health news -

Please remember if you would like a listening ear, the minister is available too 01967 431 654

Thinking of ministry?

Here's a link to the Church of Scotland page where there's a video about ministry today. http://bit.ly/1KDdbw8

Used stamps

The CofS World Mission Council collect used stamps and turn them into money to help others!

Please take stamps off envelopes and drop off the stamps at either Acharacle or Ardnamurchan Parish Church where there are collection envelopes on the notice boards (they're there all year round ... hint, hint).


Year of Young People.

The Church of Scotland has always supported young people and has organised a few events specifically to focus on the Scottish Government's campaign 2018 the Year of Young People. The Kirk Sessions have both agreed to highlight the Church of Scotland year of Young People activities. Below is a summary of the commitment made to support all young people in the parishes.

Photographs -

The first photo is of the interior of Acharacle Church and the second of the exterior of Ardnamurchan Church at Kilchoan. Both pictures are available, for a donation, on a postcard from the respective churches. If you do want to copy these from the web-site please do consider getting permission first, thank you.

Acharacle Parish Church
Ardnamurchan Praish Church

Worship during February

(All, unless otherwise stated, all worship will be led by Rev Fiona Ogg)

Acharacle

Sunday 4th - 2pm, followed by a short communion

Sunday 11th - 11am

Sunday 18th - 2pm

Sunday 25th - 11am

Monday 26th - 3.30-5.30pm, Messy Church in Shielbridge Hall

(Mar 4th - 2pm followed by short communion)

And events at Acharacle

Monday 5th - 11.30am - 2pm
Lunches, teas, coffees at Shielbridge Hall
(then Monday 5th March)

Tuesdays 13th & 27th -
11.30 - noon Teas and Coffees in the Church Chalet, next to the main church building.
(then Tuesdays 13th and 27th Feb)

Ardnamurchan

Sunday 4th - 11am, followed by a short communion

Sunday 11th - 2pm

Sunday 18th - 11am

Sunday 25th - 2pm

(Mar 4th - time to be confirmed, Spring Breakfast at Kilchoan Hotel.)


All events - donation only, no set charges. Funds raised go to the maintenance of ministry in the Parishes.