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.  We are in the process of giving this website a major overhaul and there will soon be a tab that will direct you to a families page!

News and dates for your diaries!

Time for Reflection

During this service, a little tea-light candle will be lit for every person being remembered, and for every situation being prayed for.  It could be that someone special has died during the year; it could be loss of a job or other opportunity, or the chance of medical treatment - so many losses and so much to reflect upon.  

If you would like someone or some situation included then send a message.  If we could have your requests by the evening of Thursday 3rd that would be most helpful.

Thank you and God bless.


Worship

This Sunday's reflection is on the Reflection tab above.  And we share online worship with the neighbouring congregation.

Worship for Sunday 29th November, Advent 1

Wreath for lament

wreath project

During December, Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair will be inviting everyone from across Scotland to send a sprig of rosemary, to represent their own personal experience of 2020.

These sprigs will then be incorporated into a giant rosemary wreath entitled 'Scented Lament'; a symbol of the nation’s lament for a sorrow-filled year, so that we can all look forward to happier times. The wreath will also feature on BBC Scotland on New Year's Day. See the link under the title.

Advent Reflections

Messy Families

Go to the Messy Church Families page and get the latest

Donations.

If you would like to support the ongoing ministry of the parishes, eg the continuing work with families through Messy Bags, or the costs of postage to send weekly worship to those not on the internet, then please consider making a donation to the congretations.
The Church of Scotland website has links for donations.
For Acharacle -donate here
and for Ardnamurchan -donate here

Message from the minister.

Church continues to be happy to help and support anyone to live their life as God intended life to be lived - to the full, rewarding for all, even now!  Church is here to help you look after your soul!  If you'd like simply to chat, to let off steam / frustrations please message or phone and chat.  if you'd like to discuss faith, again, please message or phone and chat.

Pastoral visits.  Pastoral phone calls are the way ahead, for now.  Let us know, through the contact details, if you, or someone you know of, could do with a call.

During the Covid-19 outbreak, various local shops are offering home deliveries.  Each community has groups of people willing to help in any way they can.  There are leaflets available with details of help being provided; if you would like to have a leaflet just send a message and we'll send one or point you in the right direction for one.

At the manse gate there is a box with various resources including the latest reflection and something for families to do.  

Emergencies.  Just phone and we'll try to sort something out.

God bless!


Find a Parish.

To find us try clicking on 'Find a Parish' on the Church of Scotland web-site - plenty of on-line material too. 

 www.cos.churchofscotland.org.uk/church_finder/


Fundraising.

Just a reminder that if you are shopping on-line and would like the congregations to benefit too, please consider shopping through this scheme. Thank you.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/aandaparishes/

Amazon smiles for Ardnamurchan Ardnamurchan

and for Acharacle Acharacle


Foodbank

Throughout the year, donations for the Foodbank in Fort William can be left in Acharacle at the Parish Church, the Village Store and Kilchoan at Ferry Stores, where there are dedicated boxes for donations, from where the goods will be collected and taken to Fort William. Tesco in Fort William has a dedicated 'bin' for donations.

To receive a package from the Foodbank please contact either Social Services or the Citizen's Advice Bureau, both based in Fort William.  Local delivery can be arranged.

By the middle of October, over 350kg of donations to the Foodbank! 


Soul & Mental Health.

Please remember if your soul is in need of pastoral care and you would like a listening ear, the minister is available 01967 431 654.

Or if this is more appropriate, contact Ewen's Room, a local organisation that supports those with mental health needs.  www.ewensroom.com


Photographs.


          Acharacle Parish Church                Ardnamurchan Praish Church


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.

Worship during lockdown.

Services of worship in church buildings have been stopped during the Covid-19 restrictions.  

Lunches, morning coffees and scone teas have been stopped for now.

Worship, however, continues in different ways.  Let's continue to worship God through the way we live our lives on the 167 other hours of the week.

From the tab above go to Reflections and you'll find a weekly Bible reading, reflection and prayer.

From the link below you'll find churches that have online worship.

https://churchofscotland.org.uk/worship/services-online