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.

Nearly Advent -
Watch this video about the new online Church of Scotland Advent calendar https://youtu.be/Hb9U5Lov4hc.
Each day this Advent, starting 1st December, the online calendar reveals a new film from one of the Ministeries team reflecting on a word symbolizing the meaning of Christmas. You can sign-up for the advent now at http://churchofscotland.advent-calendar.net/ and they'll email you an alert when the first window opens Thursday 1st December.

What's on this week - Monday 5th December to Monday 12th December?
Monday 5th – Church lunches at Acharacle tomorrow, Monday 5th, from 11.30am until 2pm. Thank you to Highland Cakes and Violet Hogg for this splendid cake!!!


Monday 5th - Acharacle: Bible Study in the Church Chalet at 7pm
Tuesday 6th - Caol: Presbytery meets at 1pm and starts with a Bring and Share Lunch before the meeting at 2pm.
Wednesday 7th - Ardnamurchan: Morning Mince Pies from 10.30am - 12.30pm in the Church.

Thursday 8th - Ardnamurchan: Time to Remember, a quiet and reflective service will be held in the Church at 11.30am. This is to give space to those who find the season all a bit too much.
Thursday 8th - Acharacle: An Evening Invitation will continue in the Church Chalet at 7pm. Over coffee and cakes, we watch a short DVD then discuss it.
Kilchoan: 4pm Kirk Session will meet in the Church.
Friday 9th - Kilmonivaig: Bill Skene will be set apart as a reader in a special service at 7pm.

Kilchoan Primary School - what an awesome group!
Children in Need.

The school finally received all of the money raised for the Children in Need sponsored walk from Kilchoan primary school to the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse. They have managed to raise a huge £831.00 which is amazing. Thank you to everyone who sponsored them and supported them during the walk. A huge well done to the children for completing the walk and raising so much money. :)

And this!

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.

Wellbeing.
Recently we were given information about Al-Anon Family Groups for Families Surviving Alcoholism (www.al-anonuk.org.uk). Watch out for a new page being developed which will have links to a variety of local and national groups that provide support for those in need. Meantime, if you think of a link that should be on that page please let us know through the contact section.

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

Diary Dates

Worship in December

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

Ardnamurchan

Sunday 4th - 2pm, Advent 2

Sunday 11th - 10am breakfast in the Church followed by worship at 11am. Advent 3

Sunday 18th - 2pm, Advent 4

Sunday 25th - 11am, Christmas worship

Extra worship times this month

Thursday 8th - 11.30am Time to remember, a quiet and reflective time.
Wednesday 14th - 6pm Carol Service
Saturday 24th - 4pm Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve

During Advent there will be Morning Mince Pies served each Wednesday from 10.30am until 12.30pm

Acharacle

Sunday 4th - 11am, Communion Advent 2

Sunday 11th - 2pm, Advent 3,

Sunday 18th - 10am breakfast at the manse followed by Advent 4 worship at the Church at 11am

Sunday 25th - 9.30am, half an our of Christmas worship

Extra worship times this month

Thursday 8th - 11.30am Time to remember, a quiet and reflective time.


Monday 12th - 11am, Little Christmas in the Church for nursery age children and their families
Wednesday 14th - 6pm Carol Service
Monday 19th - 3.15-5.15pm Messy Church Christmas Party in Shielbridge Hall
Saturday 24th - 7pm Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve

... and more!

Monday 5th - 11.30am - 2pm
Acharacle Church Lunch at Shielbridge Hall
(Jan 2nd)

Tuesday 13th & 27th -
10.30am - noon - Acharacle teas and coffees in the Church Chalet
(Jan 10th & 24th)

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

Acharacle Messy Church Christmas Party
Monday 19th - 3.15-5.15pm in Shielbridge Hall


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