Fort William Duncansburgh MacIntosh Parish Church

Scottish Charity Number SC013279

church doorWelcome to the web site
of the D Mac 

We warmly invite you to come and join us

Also visit us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/FortWDMac 

Intimation of upcoming events are now mainly
on our Facebook page

Sunday Services at Fort William D. Mac at 11am and an Evening Service at Fort William DMac at 6.30pm

There is also a Lunchtime Service every Thursday
at 12.15 - 12.45. All welcome.



Saturday Morning Soup Lunches are now in full swing.

Come in on a Saturday morning between 12.00 noon and 2.00 pm and enjoy a bowl of fresh homemade soup and a sandwich freshly made to your exact specifications.



AWARD WINNING CZECH CHOIR TO PERFORM IN FORT WILLIAM

A top rated and multi award winning European choir from the town of Jablonec in the Czech Republic will include Edinburgh’s  St Giles Cathedral and Fort William’s Duncansburgh Macintosh Church in its current UK tour.   The Rotary Club of Lochaber has arranged for the 50-strong Janacek mixed choir to perform in the Fort on the evening of Tuesday 7th July at the Duncansburgh Macintosh Church. Tickets at £5, which include after-show tea, coffee and  refreshments, can be obtained from the Alexandra Hotel reception, from any member of the Club or, subject to availability, at the door on the night. All the proceeds from the Concert will be used for charitable purposes.

The Choir was founded in 1949 in Jablonec  nad Nisou, a picturesque town in Northern Bohemia. Tour Manager  Pavel Kopacek said “over the decades, our choir has established a reputation as one of the best in the Czech Republic which is a fact evidenced by awards from domestic and international contests”.  Pavel added “We are 50 singers joined together by our love of music, collective spirit and the desire to share beautiful music. Our choir has toured in 20 European countries and has twice visited the USA. We are looking forward to visiting Scotland and performing in Fort William and combining this with an extended holiday in the Scottish Highlands.”.

The Choir will perform a varied repertoire of 17 musical arrangements including Schubert’s Ave Maria and three numbers by the renown Czech composer Antonin Dvorak including his haunting “Going Home” theme made famous by the “Hovis” adverts.  Rotary Club President John Harvey said “This is a very fine mixed choir with a rich repertoire of music and we are delighted to welcome them to Fort William. They will be a joy to listen to, and I would urge the Lochaber public to support the event and at the same time raise funding for local charities”.

 




Andy awardAndy Muirhead presented with 60 years of service award.

 

At the Parents' Evening on Friday 27th March 2015 of the 2nd Fort William Boys' Brigade Company, which meets in Fort William Duncansburgh MacIntosh Church, Captain Ian Fleming presented Lt. Andrew Muirhead with a certificate and an engraved slate plaque to commemorate his 60 years of service to the Boys' Brigade Movement.


Congratulations Andy.  



Changes in the Church WiFi

New WiFi units have been installed and are in good working order. 

They have been renamed

DMacChurch
DMac OldHall

DMacNewHall – also covers the Upper Room

The Vestry remains named DMac Router – it also covers the Upper Room and the Old Hall.

In the Church, the laptop at the back will now connect with the internet so that the projector can display any internet site, video etc.

Many thanks to Melville Paton for his considerable efforts and expertise in setting all this up.  Now - let's use it!


new consol

For some time, it had been planned to move the control of the sound system and projection system from the front of the Church to the corner at the back.   
An office desk was purchased to serve as a console which takes the sound mixer desk, the equipment for making recordings of the Service on to memory sticks for those unable to attend Church and the laptop which serves the projectors at the front and back of the Church.
With the mixer desk no longer hidden away in a cabinet, the operator can now adjust the microphone levels to provide a consistent level and quality of reproduction.    This is particularly useful for the microphone at the lectern where the voice level of different readers may vary.    




Who are we?
Fort William Duncansburgh MacIntosh Parish Church is a congregation of the Church of Scotland within the Presbytery of Lochaber

The congregation derived its name following the union in 2007 of the two Fort William Church of Scotland Congregations—Duncansburgh and MacIntosh Memorial.
Click here for more information on these congregations.

 

Where are we?
We are situated on the Parade, a grassy area in the centre of Fort William. To find us
click here.  


Our Sunday Worship

Our morning Sunday service is  at 11.00am.

The crèche, Junior church and Bible Class meet during the morning service and everyone is encouraged to stay behind after each service to share with each other over a cup of tea/coffee.

In the evening there is a service at 6.30pm in the new church hall at the rear of the Church.


Weddings and Funerals
If you are looking at our web site because you want assistance with organising a wedding or arranging a funeral contact the Session Clerk by
clicking here.


Our Activities and Organisations
For our diary of events click here. We are an active congregation with several organisations. For details of them click here.



Kilmonivaig Church in Spean Bridge

Our congregation shares a Minister with Kilmonivaig in Spean Bridge. Services are also held at 11.00 am there.

To accommodate this, each Sunday the services are  conducted on a rota basis.

 

 

Our Ministers

 

The Rev Dr Adrian Varwell is our Interim Moderator and Locum as we journey through the vacancy journey.  

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


The Rev Morag Muirhead is an Ordained Local Minister who is assigned to this charge.

 

 

 

  

Mabel Wallace, Session Clerk

 

The Session Clerk is Mrs Mabel Wallace. Contact her  by clicking here. 

 

 

 


Jean Sneddon




The Safeguarding Co-ordinator is Mrs Jean Sneddon.
Click here to email her.




David

Our web site
David Anderson is the webmaster.  
If you want to contact David click here.
David is a retired Ordained Local Minister.