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.  We are in the process of giving this website a major overhaul and there will soon be a tab that will direct you to a families page!

News and dates for your diaries!  

Exciting news about Ardnamurchan on the news page!

Worship

This Sunday's reflection is on the Reflection tab above.  And we share online worship with the neighbouring congregation.

Sunday 10th January -worship


Messy Families

Go to the Messy Church Families page and get the latest

Friday Cuppa


Rambling Through Mark - 7pm on Tuesday 19th


Donations.

If you would like to support the ongoing ministry of the parishes, eg the continuing work with families through Messy Bags, or the costs of postage to send weekly worship to those not on the internet, then please consider making a donation to the congretations.
The Church of Scotland website has links for donations.
For Acharacle -donate here
and for Ardnamurchan -donate here

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.

Easy fund raising easyfundraising

Amazon smiles for Ardnamurchan Ardnamurchan

and for Acharacle Acharacle

Message from the minister.

Lockdown again - the same but different.
Groans have greeted the news of the latest lockdown.  
Back to the same as March, I've heard, but it's not.  Since March, many people have come to terms with, and indeed got used to, doing so many things on the internet; shopping, keeping in touch with family and friends, meetings!  We know that although these are seasonally dark months spring is coming - there are snowdrops poking through and, currently, the weather is sunny though very cold.
Church buildings may be closed but church continues - join us on Sundays for worship, or for Friday Cuppas, or for a Ramble Through Mark.  Messy Bags will continue.  Pastoral care is available.  Church is here to support you and share God's love and care with you.  
At the manse gate there is a box with various resources including the latest reflection and something for families to do.  
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 - plenty of on-line material too. 

 www.cos.churchofscotland.org.uk/church_finder/

Foodbank

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

To receive a package from the Foodbank please contact either Social Services or the Citizen's Advice Bureau, both based in Fort William.  Local delivery can be arranged.

By the middle of October, over 350kg of donations to the Foodbank! 

Soul & Mental Health.

Please remember if your soul is in need of pastoral care and you would like a listening ear, the minister is available 01967 431 654.

Or if this is more appropriate, contact Ewen's Room, a local organisation that supports those with mental health needs.  www.ewensroom.com


Photographs.


          Acharacle Parish Church                Ardnamurchan Praish Church


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.

Worship during lockdown.

Services of worship in church buildings has paused during the Covid-19 restrictions.  

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.

Online worship