Kinlochleven Parish Church

Update Coronavirus what is happening

Kinlochleven and Nether Lochaber Parish Churches

Coronavirus Covid-19 


We are trying hard to follow the government and public health advice for the way in which we should behave during the present uncertainty. Please follow that advice and if you are at all unwell or uncertain about your health, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people for your own sake and for the health of others. Continue to follow the advice about hand-washing and the other precautions that we are being advised to take.

Although from Monday 22 June churches can start to open for individual prayer it may be some time before we can open due to the health and safety requirements of minimising the risk of transferring Covid 19. Our office-bearers will be working to implement instructions and advice and this website will be updated when change is happening. 


Here is where we now stand:


       We cannot have worship services.

       The various groups that meet in the churches, including the Guild, Knit and Natter and the craft group cannot meet.

       The lunch club cannot meet for the foreseeable future.

       The stated annual meetings cannot take place until the situation changes.

      Prayer and worship still happen, including video and livestream services some of which take place in the church. 

We can encourage people to look out for their neighbours if they can, especially those who are elderly and infirm or those who can’t get to the shops for themselves. There are resilience groups working in both parishes with dedicated helplines. But do feel free to contact me at any time, and where a personal visit is not recommended much can be achieved by a chat on the phone. My phone number is 01855 831227

I shared these verses recently at the lunch club.

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High

    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,

    my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1,2)


God has not gone away or forgotten his church. Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ, nothing in all creation. (Romans 8:39). God will remain faithful and loving towards us in all of these difficult circumstances; may we pray that this pandemic and the resulting situation will end and will not lead to untold hardship or misery for families and communities. This is a time when we can learn to work and pray and worship in different and more productive ways. I believe that good can come out of this, for Scripture encourages us to believe that all good things work for good for those who love God. (Romans 8:28)


Malcolm Kinnear minister

  • Lochaber Road
  • Kinlochleven
  • Argyll
  • PH50 4QW

01855 831227
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