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!

Tuesday 12th December at Acharacle.
Morning coffees and teas in the church chalet Tuesday 12th from 10.30am until noon. There's a Christmas cake stand somewhere - must find it ...


Wednesday 13th December at Ardnamurchan PC, Kilchoan

Peninsula Carols at Strontian yesterday evening was fun!

There was a very relaxed atmosphere and we all sang out voices - well, that was what we thought until the teas and coffees revived us and there was a load of chatter.

Thank you to the musicians, sound and IT technicians , caterers, readers, pray-ers and all involved.

Thank you to those who came and who donated £172.41 to Mary's Meals.

(reaches for the diary to put in next year's date)

Used stamps
The CofS World Mission Council collect used stamps and turn them into money to help others!

Please take stamps off the envelopes of Christmas cards sent to you and drop off the stamps at either Acharacle or Ardnamurchan Parish Church where there are collection envelopes on the notice boards (they're there all year round ... hint, hint).

Thank you!

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. 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 -

a new phone line

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 December

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

Acharacle

Sunday 3rd - 11am, Advent 1, Baptism and communion

Wednesday 6th - 10.30am-noon, Time to Remember, a quiet and reflective time.

Sunday 10th - 2pm, Advent 2
7pm, Peninsula Carols at Strontian Village hall

Sunday 17th - 10am breakfast at the manse then
11am worship, Advent 3

Monday 18th - Little Christmas for pre-school children and their adults in the Church Chalet.

Tuesday 19th - 6pm, jointly with Ardnamurchan, carols and readings followed by refreshments at the manse.

Wednesday 20th - 3.30-5.30pm, Messy Church Christmas Party in Shilebridge Hall.

Sunday 24th - 7pm, Christmas Eve and Advent 4, carols and reading.

Monday 25th - 9.30-10am, Christmas Day worship

Sunday 31st - 11am, worship, Christmas 1

(Jan 7th - 11am, Epiphany, Songs of Praise and short communion)

And events at Acharacle

Monday 4th - 11.30am - 2pm
Lunches, teas, coffees on Shielbridge Hall
(then Monday 8th January)

Tuesdays 12th & 26th -
11.30- noon Teas and Coffees in the Church Chalet, next to the main church building.
(then Tuesdays 16th and 30th Jan)

Ardnamurchan

Sunday 3rd - 2pm, Advent 1, communion

Wednesday 6th - 10.30am-noon, Time to Remember, a quiet and reflective time, at ACHARACLE.

Sunday 10th - 11am, Advent 2
7pm, Peninsula Carols at Strontian Village hall

Sunday 17th - 2pm, Advent 3

Tuesday 19th - 6pm, jointly with and at ACHARACLE, carols and readings followed by refreshments at the manse.

Sunday 24th - 4pm, Christmas Eve, carols and readings

Sunday 31st - 2pm, worship, Christmas 1

(Jan 7th - 11am, Epiphany, Songs of Praise and short communion)


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