ThScottish Episcopal Church in the North West Highlands

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

St Mary-by-the-Cross and Fir Chlis House of Prayer, Tongue, Sutherland

St-Mary-by-the-Cross Scottish Episcopal church,  Tongue, Sutherland,


 Are held  on the First Friday of the month at 12 noon,  in Fir Chlis House of Prayer which is located on Old Kyle Road, about a mile from the center of Tongue village 

      Facilities;  Toilet, Steps to  Front door with hand rail.

The Altar Cloth and White Stole were embroidered by the Late Helen Le Mar for St Mary-by-the-Cross, Tongue

Father Nicholas Court, Minister Stewart Goudie of Melness and Tongue and Bishop Mark

The monthly Eucharist service is held at Fir Chlis House of Prayer, in an upstairs chapel which gives a cosy and welcoming feel to all who attend. 

 Following the Eucharist service a shared lunch and fellowship is had and enjoyed by those attended.

 Fir Chlis also operated as a Retreat house and also offers occasional "time out" quiet days in a remote and idyllic setting.  

Very recently a labyrinth has been added, as shown in the picture above for walking whilst taking time out for quiet contemplative prayer.

The Labyrinth, 


For walking in peaceful meditation and contemplation.

Bishop Mark gives the Blessing at Father Nicholas's Silver Jubilee celebration, July 2014.

Fir Chlis House of Prayer, after Eucharist Fellowship

St Mary-by-the-Cross/Fir Chlis House of Prayer

Old Kyle Road,




IV27 4XJ

Local Contact; Mrs Kathleen Pannell, 01847 611788 or 07961 274086

The Rev'd Canon Nicholas Court    01854 612506 or 07518 026641

Fir Chlis House of Prayer, Old Kyle Road, Rhian, Tongue, Sutherland, IV27 4XJ