News and Intimations
Tuesday 9th Guild AGM 2.30pm.
Tuesday 9th Bible Study and prayer meeting 7pm in the manse all welcome Philippians 2:5-11
Palm Sunday 14th 10 am (and at 6.30pm with the Faith Mission)
JOINT HOLY WEEK SERVICES
Monday 15th 7pm Good Shepherd 7pm
Tuesday 16th 7pm The Church of Scotland
Wednesday 17th 7pm St Paul’s – agape supper
Thursday 18th 7pm Salvation Army
Friday 19th 11am Walk with the cross from the church here to near the Post Office act of witness and worship (There will be a 7pm service at Nether Lochaber)
Sunday 10am morning worship with communion (The Salvation Army are having an evening service at 6.30pm)
Statement to be read and included on congregational websites on February 10th 2019
General Introduction for all
The General Assembly of 2018 instructed Presbyteries to review Presbytery Plans. This review takes into account the national shortage of ordained ministers as well as a nationally reduced financial capability while at the same time keeping the missional purpose of the church at its core.
In all plans the number, use and purpose of each building which is funded and serviced by the church must be reviewed.
Lochaber Presbytery is in the process of implementing this instruction.
We are aware that many Presbyteries around the country are taking rapid and radical action in response to the current situation. While we recognise the urgency of the issue, the Planning Group are concerned to take sufficient time to make sure our plans in Lochaber are workable and well-considered.
To this end the Presbytery has been divided into 3 separate groupings of congregations and in each mission and ministry is being reviewed as well as working practices.
Notice for Southern Group;
Nether Lochaber, Kinlochleven, Duror and St Munda’s.
In October 2018 Presbytery agreed that, at a future date, these four congregations will form one charge with one nationally ordained minister. All Kirk Sessions have been consulted and discussions will take place with office bearers to agree the terms of the basis of this charge.
There will be no alteration to the current arrangements while both ministers are in post.
Notice for Central Group
FWDM, Kilmonivaig, Kilmallie, Fort Augustus and Glengarry
Based on recent reviews of all these congregations and parishes, a plan for future ministry and mission will be proposed.
Having an accepted plan in place will enable recruitment of appropriate ministry personnel.
Notice for Western Group
Acharacle, Ardnamurchan, Ardgour, Morvern, Strontian, NW Lochaber
A review of the pattern of ministry is underway.
The Presbytery Planning Process is an open process. Reports are made at each Presbytery meeting and should be reported to each congregation under the usual reporting procedure. Your Minister and Presbytery Elder can be contacted for details.
You are welcome to contact Ella Gill if you would like further information or have queries.
- Lochaber Road
- PH50 4QW