Choral Evensong in Dornoch Cathedral

In a lovely show of Ecumenical unity, it’s splendid to be able to have our service for the Licensing of Revd Simon, as Assistant Priest in East Sutherland and Tain, in Dornoch Cathedral, by kind permission of the Minister and Kirk Session.

We will celebrate Choral Evensong together, ably assisted by members of the Tain and Golspie Choral Societies (plus anyone else who is able to sing in parts – if you wish to join in get in touch via our Contacts Page). The service is on Sunday 24th June at 6:30 and the music list is:

  • Preces and Responses (Knight)
  • Psalm 34 (tune St David CH3 391)
  • Magnificat (Stainer in F Major)
  • Nunc Dimittis (Campbell in F Major)
  • Lord’s Prayer (Anon)
  • Anthem “You Raise me up” (Løvland and Graham)
  • Benediction “An Irish Blessing” (L’Estrange and L’Estrange)

All are very welcome to join us.



Umbrella in Golspie

Umbrella is a Christian social club in Golspie, set up to deepen friendships and build bridges within the Christian Community. Umbrella is independent, not part of, or affiliated to, any denomination of the church.

At Umbrella, Christians meet for a cup of tea or coffee, enjoy the company of old friends and the chance to make new ones. It is open to anyone, whether they go to church, (any church), or not.

Venue: The Stag’s Head (Main St) each Monday 10.30 – 12 noon
Cost: Free! (“Donations box” for contributions towards expenses).

“Umbrella” Events

  • July 2nd: Blythswood Presentation: Rona Matheson from Blythswood will give us a short presentation on the work of that organisation;
  • July 9th: Historical Film: We hope to be showing some old film snippets, which include fascinating shots of Golspie and Sutherland dating back to the 50’s and possibly before ;
  • July 23rd. Anniversary Meal: “Umbrella” will have been going for 1 year. To mark the occasion we are planning to have a meal together in The Stag, following that morning’s meeting. It would be lovely to see anyone who has been involved with Umbrella there, even if you have not been a regular attendee. If you wish to attend please let us have your name by July 9th.

Please also note “Umbrella” will not be meeting this coming Monday, 25th June.

For information contact Patrick Argyle:

Licensing of Revd Simon Scott

Diocese of Moray, Ross & Caithness

Invitation to the Licensing of
Revd Simon Scott
as Assistant Priest in the Congregations of
East Sutherland and Tain

at a service of Choral Evensong
on Sunday 24thJune 2018 at 6.30 pm
St Gilbert’s Cathedral, Dornoch

A warm welcome is extended to everyone
who would like to join us for this joyous celebration.
Clergy of all denominations 
are welcome to robe.

Please use our Contact Details Page for RSVP.

Crask dedicated to St Trolla

At today’s service of commissioning and dedication at the Crask Inn, Bishop Mark dedicated this community of worship, welcome and spirituality to St Trolla.  St Trolla (or Triduana) lived in the 7-8th centuries and is thought by some to have been one of several abbesses who accompanied St Regulus to Scotland when he brought the relics of St Andrew from Constantinople. She is also thought to have accompanied St Boniface on his mission to Pictland in AD 715.  St Trolla is commemorated in two places in East Sutherland, including St Trolla’s Chapel at Loth near Brora.

It was a splendid gathering of nearly 80 people who shared worship, fellowship and a wonderful spread lovingly prepared by Douglas and his team.  Bishop Mark dedicated the Crask for its twin tasks of welcome and hospitality and worship and spirituality and in so doing he sprinkled holy water at the entrance and in the principal rooms.

After which we celebrated The Eucharist:

All those involved in planning and ensuring the smooth running of a memorable occasion are to be congratulated (including fixing such glorious weather), +Mark, Denise and Douglas and their band of helpers – well done:-)

Dedication of the Crask Church: an invitation

You are invited to the service being held for the Dedication and Commissioning of the Ministry of The Crask Church at The Crask Inn, Lairg IV27 4AB.

The service will be on 21st April 2018 at Noon and will be followed by refreshment and fellowship.

If you wish to be part of the gathering could you reply directly to Douglas and Denise by the beginning of April, so they can plan the catering.

Phone: 01549 411241 or Email:

Living Waters Village

Ronny Heyboer from Living Waters Village in Borneo

will be speaking at a meeting in the

Kinvonvie Suite, Lairg Community Centre,

at 7.00 pm on Saturday 21 April.

(rear entrance from carpark)

Come and be inspired by what God is doing in the middle of the jungle in Borneo, where Ronny and his team are building facilities to provide accommodation for 1,000 neglected children and schools for 2,000 children from primary to high school level. They are also building a nursery, workers’ and teachers’ accommodation, a training centre, a praise and worship centre, a clinic, a bakery, sewing rooms, visitors’ quarters, a radio station for outreach and a Bible College.

Apart from children having their physical needs met and receiving an education, they are also fed and trained spiritually, so that they can return to their villages as well as go into other villages that are unreached, plant churches and bring the gospel to their people.”

All are very welcome.

Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday March 25th

8.15am Eucharist, St Maelrubha’s, Lairg*

11.00am Eucharist, St Finnbarr’s, Dornoch

11.00am Eucharist, St Andrew’s, Tain

Monday March 26th

11.30am Chrism Mass, Inverness Cathedral

Tuesday March 27th

5.30pm Prayer and Praise, Kyle of Sutherland Hub, Bonar Bridge

Wednesday 28th March

10.30am Eucharist, St Finnbarr’s, Dornoch

Maundy Thursday 29th March

7.00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper, St Andrew’s Tain

Good Friday 30th March

10.30am Walk of Witness (starts Lairg Church of Scotland)

10.30am Prayer & Praise, Tain Rose Garden

2.30pm Good Friday Meditations, St Finnbarr’s, Dornoch

7pm Good Friday Meditations, St Andrew’s, Tain

Holy Saturday 31st March

8pm, Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter, St Finnbarrs Dornoch

Easter Day 1st April

8.15am Eucharist, St Maelrubha’s ,Lairg*

11.00am Eucharist, St Finnbarr’s, Dornoch

11.00am Eucharist, St Andrew’s, Tain

*meets in Church of Scotland, Lairg by kind permission.

We wish you Christ’s Blessing and Peace