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.
Members of Presbytery manned a stall at the Rotary Club of Lochaber's Christmas Festival at the Nevis Centre in Fort William on 30th November. This event is attended by between two and three thousand people. This was a highly successful attempt at raising the profile of the local Christian Churches and the central message that Christ is born as a gift to all.
Rural ministry offers challenges and joys. In the video above Rev Donald McCorkindale and Rev Mairi Perkins discuss some of their experiences of ministering in a rural setting. Donald and Mairi together serve the rural linked charges of Ardgour and Kingairloch linked with Morvern linked with Strontian in our Presbytery.