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!

Minister on National Committee
Part of the Ordination and Induction vows taken when becoming a minister included taking an active role in supporting not only Presbytery but also national committees and councils of the Church of Scotland.

Yesterday the minister spent the day with the 'Committee on Chaplains to Her Majesty's Forces' at HM Naval Base Clyde, visiting Faslane, hearing about the work there and how service people and their families are supported. It was fascinating.

Both the military and civilians at the base work hard. Their presence in the area is a huge part of the local community. The Committee supports the chaplains as they, in turn, support this large and complex community.

There are no photos of this visit but a picture remains - of people dedicated to helping each other do the absolute best they can, in their work and in their own lives, of encouraging each other, looking out for one another and of focussing on a common goal - fulfilling their mission. Oh, now, that could be a model for those who follow Jesus!

If you know anyone associated with HM Forces, either serving, a relative or a friend, please offer your prayers for them and their loved ones - this alone with help them to know they are being thought of and supported as they live lives of service so often far from their homes. Thank you. God bless.

Worship
Worship at Ardnamurchan at 11am or at Acharacle at 2pm on Sunday 1st October. (October already - how did that happen!)

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.

Sunday 8th at 2pm will be Harvest Thanksgiving at Ardnamurchan Parish Church, Kilchoan. Worship will be followed by Afternoon Tea. The theme is 'Go ... share', perfect for Harvest! Come and share worship, and tea!

And at Acharacle, worship will be at 11am.

Charity support

Mary's Meals.
Mary's Meal is being supported by May Mcnicol at the Produce Market on Wednesday at the Community Centre Kilchoan - please go along and support the charity, May and the community!

https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/get-involved/campaig...

Sometimes the congregations are asked, in a challenging way, what we do for others. All year round, in each parish church, there is a box where donations can be made to the Lochaber Foodbank. During the year various charities are supported by special events and donations.

In the run up to Christmas both congregations usually support the Blysthwood Shoebox appeal - here's the information for that. If you feel able to donate even a few of the items on the list please do that and leave donations, and boxes, in the parish church before Sunday 29th of this month. The boxes are collected in Fort William at the very start of November and sent away after that.

Acharacle Primary School is also supporting this charity.

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.

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 October

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

Acharacle

Sunday 1st - 2pm,
followed by a short communion

Sunday 8th - 11am

Sunday 15th - 2pm

Sunday 22nd - 11am

Sunday 29th - 2pm, NB the clocks go back one hour this Sunday!

Monday 30th - 3.30-5.30pm, Messy Church at Shielbridge Hall

(Nov 5th - 11am,
followed by a short communion)

And more

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

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

Ardnamurchan

Sunday 1st - 11am,
followed by a short communion

Sunday 8th - 2pm,
Harvest Thanksgiving

Sunday 15th - 11am,
led by Rev John McPake

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

Sunday 29th - 11am - NB the clocks go back one hour this Sunday!

(Nov 5th - 2pm,
followed by a short communion


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