ThScottish Episcopal Church in the North West Highlands

Serving the Scottish Episcopal Anglican Communities in the North West Highlands of Scotland

   Notices for the Cathedral in Inverness

  A celebration: There will be an opportunity for us all to gather at 5.30pm at Inverness Cathedral on Sunday 3rd September to mark Bishop Mark’s appointment as Primus.  This will take the form of Evensong, followed by refreshments.  If you are able to come, please do.  There is a list on the noticeboard at the back of Church for people to sign up if they wish to go to this.  If you are intending to go, please sign up so that I can give the Cathedral an idea of how many to expect from Ullapool.


Cathedral Day: Each year there is an open day at the Cathedral to celebrate the Mother-Church of the Diocese.  The date is Saturday 23rd September, from 10.30am.  There will be worship and other events that day, and as soon as I have further details I will circulate these.




Service times

All Congregations share Tea, Coffee and Fellowship after the Eucharist Service

St Mary the Virgin, Ullapool


25 Market Street

Ullapool,

Wester Ross


Eucharist    Every Sunday   10 am


Wednesday Mid week Eucharists  11 a.m


St Mary by the Cross, Tongue

(Fir Chlis House of Prayer)

Old Kyle Road

Rhian,

Tongue,

Sutherland

IV27 4XJ

  12 noon on 1st Friday of the Month

Next Service on 

 

6th October 



St Boniface,

Achiltibuie

(Coigach Community Hall)


Monthly Service times; 

2.30pm  on  1st Sunday of the Month

Next Service  on  
Sunday 1st October; 
5th November; 
Christmas Day (at 11am).


St Gilbert's,

Lochinver,

  Assynt Center, Kirk Rd,

Lochinver

2.30pm on 4th Sunday of  the month

Next Service :  


 Sunday   24th September; 

22nd October; 

26th November;

 Christmas Eve.



St Gilbert's

Kinlochbervie 

 The Ceilidh House

Overlooking the Harbour

  April to September

  6pm on  4th Sunday of the Month

October to March

 12 noon Saturday on 4th weekend of month

Next Service;  


From March We Change to a Sunday Evening 

Sunday at 6pm:

24th September; 

From October  we go back to Winter times
 Midday on a Saturday,

Saturday 12 Noon, 21st October
25th November



  Foodbank & Refugees


 If you have any items for the foodbank (dried and tinned food items, disposable nappies, toiletries), please just bring them along to Church, and I will get them to where they need to be for collection.  The request now is for summer clothing for refugees.  Thank you for the way you have responded so far.


Dear Friends,

I am very pleased that I am at last able to tell you that the Rev’d David Higgon is to be appointed by Bishop Mark as Associate Priest at St Mary’s and the Northwest Charge, and will be starting work immediately. This means that he will be sharing the work with me both at St Mary’s and at Achiltibuie, Lochinver and Kinlochbervie. He will do this in a non-stipendiary, part-time capacity – offering up to one Sunday and two other days a week.



   Naturally, I am delighted with this development, as I have been hoping and praying since I was licensed at St Mary's more than 8 years ago that I would one day have a colleague to share the priestly duties with me.  Well, as we all know, sometimes prayer takes its time in getting answered!

   By now, most of you will have met Fr David, as he  has been worshipping with us at St Mary’s since the autumn.  I know you will want to join me in welcoming him.  Please keep David regularly in your prayers as he takes up his post here in the Northwest Charge, and as we all begin a new chapter in the life of this congregation.  He brings with him a wealth of experience both in parish and prison ministries.


  24th Day Prayers for Israel & Palestine 


The Scottish Episcopal Church has been invited to be part of the Scottish ecumenical initiative, promoted by Christian Aid, in praying for Israel/Palestine on the 24th day of every month. This initiative was supported by a motion at General Synod which called for the recognition and support of the Pope’s recent recognition of the State of Palestine and his call for reconciliation.  You may want to add this important work of prayer to your prayer diary for the 24th each month.