Fort William Duncansburgh MacIntosh Parish Church

Scottish Charity Number SC013279

Welcome to the web site
of Fort William: Duncansburgh Macintosh


This Sunday, 27th September is our first Sunday service since reopening our building. The service is at 11.30a.m. Our numbers are limited to 50, so sorry in advance to anyone who can't get in. We'll introduce a booking system later if it proves necessary. At the door, you'll be asked to give contact details, to sanitise hands, wear a mask and sit in a marked seat. It won't be what anyone is used to, but we're delighted to have the chance to worship God in this way. Meanwhile, online services and paper worship resources will continue for those not able or not ye ready for in-person worship.

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Click the link above to donate to the congregation online.

Reopening Plans

The church building reopens for public worship from Thursday 17th September. Online services and our printed/emailed worship resources will continue.

Services in church are limited by law to 50 people so apologies in advance to anyone who is unable to attend if more than 50 want to come. We will use a first come first served basis to begin and add a telephone prebooking system if it is required. You will be asked to give contact tracing details, use hand sanitisers and wear masks and to sit in designated seats.

The services planned at present are as follows:

Thursday 17th September 1.00p.m.

Sunday 27th September 11.30a.m.

Sunday 4th October 11.30a.m.

Subsequent dates will be published here, and we will add extra services if required to include everyone who wants to take part in worship in the building.

 There will be online video worship here each week, and there are worship resources available for you to use whenever you choose. A link to the current printed resources is on this page.

Worship for Sunday 27th September - Water from the rock

Link to worship resource sheets for 9th August to 27th September

 Please use these until normal service patterns can resume.

Our normal Sunday pattern is an 11.30a.m. service in the church and a 6.30p.m. service in the hall. On the 4th Sunday of each month our evening service is replaced by Messy Church 3.00-5.00p.m. instead. There is also usually a Lunchtime Service every Thursday from 12.15 - 12.45p.m. visit us on Facebook 

Details of upcoming events are now mainly 

on our Facebook page

Please explore our website and feel free to join any of our events and activities

Details of the planned union with Kilmallie are on the Fort William Kilmallie page.

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. In April 2020 we will unite with Kilmallie to become Fort William Kilmallie.

Click here for more information on the history of 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 postcode is PH33 6BA.

Our Sunday Worship

Our Sunday morning service is  at 11.30am. (An earlier service at 9.30a.m. takes place in our linked congregation of Kilmonivaig, at Spean Bridge).

Age appropriate activities for children and young people take place during the morning service and everyone is encouraged to stay behind after each service to chat 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. (See 
Forthcoming services for the programme) We also have Messy Church on the fourth Sunday of the month at 3.00p.m. and soon plan to start a series called Planny Praise in Plantation Hall on the third Sunday of each month at 6.30p.m.

Weddings and Funerals
We are happy to help members of the community in arranging wedding and funeral services. There is information on the 
wedding and funeral pages of this website and you can contact the minister on 01397 702297 or .

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

Kilmonivaig Church in Spean Bridge

Our congregation shares a ministry team with our linked congregation of Kilmonivaig in Spean Bridge. Services are held each Sunday at 9.30a.m. there. 

Kilmonivaig website

Kilmonivaig facebook page


 Our Team


The Rev Richard Baxter is the Parish Minister.  







The Rev Morag Muirhead is our Ordained Local Minister.





Mabel Wallace, Session Clerk


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




The Safeguarding Co-ordinator is Mrs Morag MacNeill. 

to contact her please click here safeguarding