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.

There is a new post on the Acharacle news and blog page - please check it out! There will be more added to these pages very soon.

News!

Wednesday 28th June
At Kilchoan tomorrow in Ardnamurchan Parish Church - No Afternoon Scone Teas as the Primary School are holding the Leavers event and Celebration of Success.

Sunday 25th June
Worship tomorrow - both services of worship at 11am. At Ardnamurchan, Rev Stuart Robertson will lead worship, and at Acharacle, Rev Fiona Ogg.
AND THEN ....
at 2.30pm there is the Peninsula Picnic at Kingairloch (beautiful spot and, with if the wind is as strong tomorrow as today it should be midge free!!) and worship at 3.30pm.
God bless and see you tomorrow!


Peninsula Picnic

The funeral of Sarah Holman will be at Acharacle Parish Church at 2.30pm on Thursday 22nd June.

Worship 18th June at Acharacle at 11am or at Ardnamurchan at 2pm, both services led by Rev Fiona Ogg. We'll be thinking more about how we 'do' church (as in be the people of God in our communities) - this time the focus is on prayer.
Goodness, how we need prayer these days! How prayer can pull our thoughts together, focus on the problems and also help us to see a wider picture - how God can work through all that happens - etc ... perhaps a blog entry after tomorrow?

Tuesday 13th at Ardnamrucan

The Presbytery of Lochaber will be meeting at Ardnamurchan Parish Church at 3.30pm tomorrow. This is the worship service that marks the annual retirement of one Presbytery Moderator and the 'installation' of the next: Ella Gill will retire and Rev Fiona Ogg will be installed. This service of worship is open to all and will be followed by refreshments and then the meeting of Presbytery, both at the Kilchoan Community Centre.

Monday 5th at Acharacle

Friday 26th May at Kilchoan

Next month and for the next two months at Kilchoan there will be Tea and Scones in the Church.

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.

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?

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. 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.

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 in June

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

Acharacle

Sunday 4th - 11am, communion

Sunday 11th - 11am

Sunday 18th - 11am

Sunday 25th - 11am, then at Kingairloch, 2.30pm Peninsula Picnic and worship at 3.30pm

Monday 26th - Messy Church in Shielbridge Hall from 3.15-5.15pm

(July 2nd - 11am, followed by a short communion)

... and more!

Monday 5th - 11.30am - 2pm
Church Lunch at Shielbridge Hall
Donations going to Christian Aid

Tuesday 27th -
10.30am - noon - teas and coffees in the Church Chalet

Monday 26th - Messy Church in Shielbridge Hall from 3.15-5.15pm

Bible Study in Acharacle Church Chalet most Mondays at 7pm.

Ardnamurchan

Sunday 7th - 11am, led by Rev John Thomson

Sunday 11th - 11am, led by Rev John Thomson

Sunday 18th - 11am

Sunday 25th - 11am, led by Rev Stuart Robertson,
then at Kingairloch,
2.30pm Peninsula Picnic and worship at 3.30pm

(July 4th - 2pm, followed by a short communion)



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