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!
Services -

The information about services to your right.

Sunday 2nd Feb

Come and find out more about Jesus and what his life shows about what matters to God. 

Ardnamurchan Church meets at Kilchoan Community Centre at 11am and Acharacle Church meets in the Parish Church at 2pm.  
God bless!

Minister's Blog.  

If you look at the About Us menu and find Minister's Log, you'll find out that the minister has started recording some of her daily ministry activities.  (It actually involves working more than one day a week!)

Brexit
The UK leaves the EU tonight. A joint statement (link below) from church leaders which includes this ...

For our part, our Churches will be working and praying for:

a society where the poorest and most marginalised are at the centre
a society that welcomes the stranger
a just economy that enables the flourishing of all life
a planet where the environment is renewed
a world which actively works for peace
a politics characterised by listening, kindness and truthfulness.



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.ukwebsite without charge, and images downloaded for a small fee.

The Ardnamurchan history and Heritage Association may also be able to help. http://heritageardnamurchan.co.uk/

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/

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.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/aandaparishes/

Foodbank

Meanwhile, there is a Foodbank in Fort William. Throughout the year, donations for the Foodbank can be left in Acharacle Parish Church 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.

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

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 January 2020 (!)

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


Worship at Acharacle

Sunday 5th   - 2pm, followed by short communion

Sunday 12th - 11am

Sunday 19th - 2pm

Sunday 26th - 11am

Monday 27th - Messy Church, 3.30pm, Shielbridge Hall

( Feb 2nd - 2pm, followed by short communion )  

And events at Acharacle

Bible Study most Mondays at 6pm in the Church Chalet. 

Monday 6th - 11.30am - 2pm
Lunches, teas, coffees at Shielbridge Hall
( then Feb 3rd )

Tuesdays 28th -
10.30am - noon Teas and Coffees in the Church Chalet, next to the main church building.
( then Tuesdays 11th & 25th feb )


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


Worship at Ardnamurchan in the Community Centre

Sunday 5th   - 11am, followed by short communion

Sunday 12th - 2pm 

Sunday 19th - 11am

Sunday 26th - 2pm

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