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 -
A Christian and a scientist featuring on a search engine today. George Lemaitre's 124th birthday.

Science - one of the many languages used to communicate between humanity and the Holy One. Now, who says faith and science are non-compatible?



Ardnamurchan: Wednesday July through until the end of August
A couple of notices for elders.

Training is available - lets find out more ...
Elder's Conference 2018 was held recently and this link will take you to some on the keynote speakers.

http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/resources/learn...

This is a link to a conference that will take place in November and will focus on pastoral care

https://www.resourcingmission.org.uk/pastoral-care....

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.

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.

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 July

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

Ardnamurchan

Sunday 1st - 11am, led by Rev Mark Malcolm

Sunday 8th - 11am, led by Rev John Thomson

Sunday 15th - 11am, led by Rev John Thomson
3pm - Songs of Praise at Sanna Mission Hall

Sunday 22nd - 11am, led by Rev John Thomson

Sunday 29th - 11am, led by Rev Keith Mack

(Aug 5th - 11am, led by Rev Mike Weaver)

And events at Ardnamurchan

Wednesdays Jul through August - Scone Teas from 2pm until 4pm.

Acharacle


Sunday 1st - 11am, communion

Sunday 8th - 11am

Sunday 15th - 11am,
3pm - Songs of Praise at Sanna Mission Hall

Sunday 22nd - 11am

Sunday 29th - 11am

(Aug 5th - 11am, then short communion)

And events at Acharacle

Monday 2nd - 11.30am - 2pm
Lunches, teas, coffees at Shielbridge Hall
(then Monday 6th Aug)

Tuesdays 10th & 24th -
10.30 - noon Teas and Coffees in the Church Chalet, next to the main church building.
(then Tuesdays 14th & 28th Aug)

NB - no Messy Church in July



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