Welcome to the web site of the Church of Scotland Presbytery of Lochaber.
We are part of the Church of Scotland
We are a very small Presbytery of only eight charges based in Lochaber in the West Highlands of Scotland. Our Presbytery is centred around Fort William, which is dominated by Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. Tourism is the main activity in our area with skiing in winter, walking and cycling all year round.
"The role of presbytery in the national church is to:
· Encourage worship, ministry and mission in the presbytery area;
· Strengthen and support local congregations and their ministries;
· Provide oversight of congregations, ministers and elders.”
Report of the Panel on Review and Reform to the 2010 General Assembly.
Grasping the Nettle Conference
On Saturday 4th February the Presbytery of Lochaber held a one day conference led by Iain Morris on the theme "Grasping the Nettle". The conference explored "The God Question" through the lens of contemporary science with a view to transforming the public understanding of key issues in the science / God debate.
Those attending the conference were inspired by Iain's leadership and understanding of his subject.
For more information visit www.graspingthenettle.org
Glencoe St. Mundas Burns Supper
Bill Strachan reports that the Glencoe St. Mundas Burns Supper on 20th January was a great success. He says:
"There were 85 folk there and was a great church and community joint effort. It brought the church into the heart of the community in a social way. Over £1500 was raised for the church hall repair fund. Rev Sandy Stoddart was MC for the evening; I addressed the haggis and recited Holy Willie's Prayer; Jim Sutherland of Lochaber High School gave the Immortal Memory; Gordon Milne of Kinlochleven High School toasted the lassies; Susan Kemp a member of St Munda's replied on behalf of the lassies; Moira Stoddart sang Burns songs; music was provided by members & friends of St Munda's. Three course meal with vegetarian options and refreshments for the toasts all provided."
Well done to you all for a great effort.