Fort William Kilmallie Church of Scotland

Our Team

...because a church is people! 

In practice, our church thrives because of the efforts of our hard working volunteers who deal with our worship, prayer, studies, all-age activities, property, administration, safeguarding and more. Thank you! :) New faces are always welcome in the team. 

David and Rory work together to deliver Christ-centred worship across our three locations, as well as in our sister-parish Kilmonivaig. They also serve the community through conducting weddings, baptisms, blessings, funerals as well as pastoral care. David moderates (or chairs) the Kirk Session, which takes decisions about the life and work of the church. They also support other activities, such as care home services and outreach. Bill, who is a reader, is closely involved in delivering worship (including funerals) across the parishes. 

Many others (not listed here) are involved in making these things happen - from our talented musicians, to providing hospitality, to ensuring heating and lighting are on at the right time in the right place!

Parish Minister: Rev. David Sim 
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Tel: 07359 820 391

Team Minister: Rev Rory N MacLeod
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Tel: 01397 772736

Reader: Bill Skene
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The team is supported by Morag Muirhead, a retired Ordained Local Minister. As well as leading our Thursday lunchtime service, Morag also delivers funerals and Sunday worship across our locations, as well as performing a number of other roles in the church. 

Our session clerks oversee the administration of the church - from keeping the minister right at Session meetings, to dealing with correspondence, to engaging with Presbytery, to developing relationships across the congregation and beyond. It's a big and central role in the life of a church. 

Joint Session Clerks: Mary Elliot and Ian Fleming
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We have a safeguarding officer which - as the role's name suggests - endeavours that we keep people safe from harm in the church, particularly children and adults 'at risk.' This includes overseeing relevant training and compliance and registration with the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG). If you have a concern about safeguarding, please get in touch with our safeguarding officer or the Parish Minister. 

Safeguarding Officer: Morag MacNeill

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