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.
The Rev Edgar Ogston, Minister of North West Lochaber, is the Presbytery Moderator for Session 2015/16. This is Edgar's second time as Moderator having been Moderator in 1980 when the minister of Kinlochleven Linked with Nether Lochaber.
Three members of St Munda's Church recently took part in Christian Aid's
70 Munros Challenge. As this is the 70th anniversary of Christian Aid, supporters were asked to be sponsored to climb one of seventy Munro mountains.
The intrepid team decided to climb Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe.
The team were sent off by the Rev Ann Winning and were sponsored by members of St Munda's and Duror churches as well as family and friends. Well done to all concerned and thanks to all the sponsors!
On Thursday 2nd April, Glencoe St. Mundas and Duror held a very successful Maundy Supper in St Mundas church hall. Members of both St Mundas and Duror churches, along with friends, enjoyed a meal of soup and sandwiches with a starter of unleavened bread. Readings and prayers were enjoyed by all and there was a real feeling of fellowship and harmony. The night ended with singing the evening hymn, Abide With Me.
This was the churches' introduction to their Easter programme which included: a Good Friday service in Duror church; an early morning lochside Easter Day service; half past eight at Cuil Bay; breakfast at 9.15 in Duror church
Photos were taken at the Maundy Supper.
A message from Linda Campbell with her Nevis Radio hat on.
"Morag Muirhead is organising the people to go into Nevis Radio to do thought for the day and we are needing more speakers – can you spread the word as we don’t want to lose the slot. If anyone is available can they please contact Morag."
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.