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.

News and dates for your diaries!
Worship

The Bible reading for Sunday 5th April, Palm Sunday, can be found in Matthew 21:1-11 or at this link - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+21%3A+1-11&version=NRSV

Sundays at 7pm.

Join with many churches and Christians in lighting a candle and saying this prayer.

For all that is good in life, thank you.

For the love of family and friends, thank you.

For the kindness of good neighbour and Samaritan stranger, thank you.


May those who are vulnerable, hungry or homeless, experience support,

may those who are sick, know healing,

may those who are anxious or bereaved, sense comfort.


Bless and guide political leaders and decision-makers with wisdom.

Bless and guide health workers and key workers, with strength and well-being.

Bless and guide each one of us as we adapt to a new way of living.


And may light shining from our windows, 

across road and wynd, glen and ben, kyle and isle,

be reflected in our hearts and hands and hopes.


Through Jesus Christ our Lord, amen.




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.


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.


Box at the manse gate.  At the manse gate there is a box with various resources.  

In it last week were Messy Bags containing colouring in sheets, activities and a chocolate egg for children.  These bags have been delivered to Kilchoan too.  It is hoped to continue to produce Messy Bags each month.

Currently in the box are the last few Messy Bags, as well as booklets of the Palm Sunday Bible reading, reflection and prayer there are palm leaves and paper palm crosses. for Palm Sunday.  The worship booklets have been posted to those who have asked for copies to be sent to them and if you would like a copy just send a message or contact us and we'll pop a booklet into the post. 

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.

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. 

 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/

Foodbank

Throughout the year, donations for the Foodbank in Fort William can be left in Acharacle Parish Church 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.

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

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 Covid-19

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