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!

News -
Ardnamurchan Church Building - the future.

As you may be aware, the church building has been closed due to Health and Safety concerns. Thank you to all who have expressed their support during this difficult time.

Worship will continue to be held regularly and the venue confirmed each week - probably be in the Community Centre. Please do consider joining us there. Whatever happens to the building, church and ministry will continue through the sharing of God's love by the congregation and the minister, fully supported by the Presbytery of Lochaber.

And thank you too for all the suggestions for wider use of the building. The Restoration Project continues.

Remembrance - please see the entries on each Parish page.
Morning Coffees - Tuesday this week (12th) at Acharacle.

Acharacle. Teas and coffees in the chalet next to the church building - 10.30am until noon. Potato scones being made right now and they smell delicious (NB it's someone else baking!)

Morning Scones - Wednesday this week (13th) at Kilchoan.






Minister's Log

If you look at the About Us menu and find Minister's Log, you'll find out a bit more about what the minister does.

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?

Ancestry

People interested in their ancestry often ask if we can help.

We hold no records earlier than about 1960. Any records of burials would have been handed to the Local Authority at the time when Scottish Local Authorities took over responsibility for burials.

Church of Scotland congregations were asked to send older records of baptisms and marriages to the Scottish National Archives. Some have been released to local museums and archives. All have been scanned; the details can be searched through the www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk website without charge, and images downloaded for a small fee.

The Ardnamurchan history and Heritage Association may also be able to help. http://heritageardnamurchan.co.uk/

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 on a weekly basis, except during the summer. Please see the notice boards outside each church for weekly information. Messy Church happens on the last Monday of the month at Acharacle.

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

JustGiving - https://www.justgiving.com/ardnamurchanparishchurchofscotland

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.

Mental Health news -

Please remember if you would like a listening ear, the minister is available 01967 431 654. Alternatively, contact Ewen's Room which was set up by a partnership of a Church of Scotland Deacon and local people. www.ewensroom.com

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

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. (It's not your eyes, the jpeg is blurry!)

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 November

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

Ardnamurchan - all services in the Community Centre

Sun 4th - 2pm, in the Community Centre, Kilchoan. Claudia Nicolson will talk about World Mission in Nepal, then short communion

Sun11th - 10.50am Remembrance at the Village War Memorial, followed by worship at the Community Centre.

Sun 18th - 2pm

Sun 25th - 11am, led by Reader, Ella Gill

(Dec 2nd - Advent 1, 2pm communion)

And events at Ardnamurchan

Wed 14th November in the manse / meeting room
Scone Teas from 10.30am until 12.30pm.

Acharacle

Sun 4th - 11am, Claudia Nicolson will talk about World Mission in Nepal, then short communion.

Sun 11th - 2pm Remembrance at the Memorial Gates.

Sun 18th - 11am

Sun 25th - 2pm, led by Reader, Ella Gill

(Dec 2nd - Advent 1, 2pm communion)

And events at Acharacle

Monday 5th - 11.30am - 2pm
Lunches, teas, coffees at Shielbridge Hall
(then Monday 3rd Dec)

Tuesdays 13th & 27th -
10.30 - noon Teas and Coffees in the Church Chalet, next to the main church building.
(then Tuesday 11th Dec)



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