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 -

Are usually at 11am and 2pm alternating on a weekly basis, except during the summer. Please see the notice boards outside each church for weekly information. Messy Church happens on the last Monday of the month at Acharacle.

This week

Preparing worship for 11am at Kilchoan Community Centre and 2pm at Acharacle Parish Church.
Starting to look at some of the stories Jesus told; the parables make good reading and each packs a punch!

Minister's Log.

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 - 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!)

I need to update this - sorry I've not been keeping it up to date!  Normal service will be resumes as soon as possible.

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 - Christmas donations!

  

So many donations to Lochaber Foodbank!  Donations were left at the Kilchoan Ferry Stores, the Jetty Shop at Salen and at Acharacle Village Ship.  Thank you.  After Christmas there may well be a lull in donations - it's good to be able to share.

But, just wonder, where does that desire to share come from?

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

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

Worship at Ardnamurchan in the Community Centre

Sunday 6th - 11am, followed by short communion

Sunday 13th - 2pm

Sunday 20th - 11am

Sunday 74th - 2pm

(Feb 3rd - 2pm followed by a short communion)

And events at Ardnamurchan

Wednesdays 16th

Scone Morning from 10.30am - 12.30pm

the manse / meeting room


Worship at Acharacle

Sunday 6th - 2pm, followed by short communion

Sunday 13th - 11am

Sunday 20th - 2pm

Sunday 27th - 11am

Monday 28th - 3.30 - 5.30pm, Messy Church, Shielbridge Hall

(Feb 3rd - 11am followed by short communion)

And events at Acharacle

Monday 7th - 11.30am - 2pm
Lunches, teas, coffees at Shielbridge Hall
(then Feb 4th)

Tuesdays 15th & 29th -
10.30am - noon Teas and Coffees in the Church Chalet, next to the main church building.
(then Tuesdays 12th & 26th Feb)

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