Fort William Kilmallie Church of Scotland

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Worship at Fort William Kilmallie

The retired minister who was to provide locum support until the end of May, has unfortunately not been able to continue in that role. Rev Rory MacLeod, Bill Skene and others will be leading worship in the coming weeks, and the worship rota is complete for several weeks ahead.


Jade Maclean, Student Minister

Jade Maclean, to whom you said farewell recently, will in fact be able to to provide further cover in an informal summer placement until mid August.  Jade will be leading worship at Kilmonivaig and Duncansburgh on 15th May.


Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid Week is 15th to 21 www.christianaid.org.uk

There will be a retiral offering for Christian Aid on Sunday 15th May


Joint Communion Service for Pentecost Sunday

There will be ONE shared service for the congregation of Fort William Kilmallie on Pentecost Sunday, 5th June at 11.30am.


Mid Week Thursday Worship

Each Thursday at 12.15pm there is worship in the MacIntosh Hall, usually led by Rev Morag Muirhead - who although retired from the placement with the congregation remains an Ordained Local Minister and active member of the congregation.


Online Worship

For the benefit of those unable to be at the Church Buildings, and wishing to avoid crowded spaces, Video Worship is available created by Rev Donald McCorkindale and others from ‘across the water’ on the peninsulas. Links are included on the front page of the FWK website - www.thedmac.co.uk Donald also has a ‘Wednesday Evening Prayer’ on FaceBook live - every Wednesday at 10pm - and this is ‘crossposted’ to the FWK FaceBook Page.

It is anticipated that online worship opportunities will continue, and that many from FWK may be involved in doing readings, leading prayers or providing music in the future.  Do contact Rev Donald McCorkindale, if you would like to be involved.


Presbytery of Lochaber

The Presbytery is currently working on the Presbytery Mission Plan as instructed by General Assembly last year. The ‘PMP’ must be submitted by the end of December, and subsequently be approved by the Assembly’s Faith Nurture Forum. Until that is approved, Presbytery cannot grant permission to call a minister. This applies to all the Presbyteries across the Church. Be assured of Presbyteries endeavors to create a suitable plan within current constraints.  The Presbytery Website is at: www.Lochaber.presbytery.org.uk and there’s also a FaceBook Page


Interim Moderator

Rev Donald McCorkindale is the Interim Moderator appointed by Presbytery to moderate the Kirk Session during your time without a parish minister. Among other local and Presbytery responsibilities, Donald convenes the Business Committee of General Assembly and, he hopes to be at Fort William Kilmallie sometime following General Assembly


General Assembly

Assembly this year opens on Saturday 21st May, 9.30am. Rory MacLeod and Mabel Wallace are among the Commissioners who will gather at the Assembly Hall or Online to hear reports from the various committees and forums of the Church, and to shape future priorities for the Church. The Assembly proceedings will be live streamed, and further details including the reports coming to the Assembly are at: www.Church of Scotland.org.uk/ga 


Concert for Ukraine

There is a ‘Concert for Ukraine’ in the Nevis Centre, Fort William, Saturday 14th May, Doors 6.30pm, starts at 7pm.

All funds raised will go to the Disaster Emergency Committee and the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, for medical supplies, food, clothing and blankets. 

It will be a wonderful night from the best of Highland musicians, with a wonderful raffle too.

Tickets £12/ £9 concession at the Highland Cinema, Cameron Square.

And online at: https://tickets.tygit.com/shop/group-calendar/pk/d87cd45ff0a14c7a737d81fe06ea8a86



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