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.



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.

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:

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

World Day of Prayer Service – Dornoch – 19th March

The service for the World Day of Prayer postponed because of the weather a couple of weeks back has been re-scheduled for Monday 19th March, 2pm in the West Church Hall.  All are welcome.

Hub Church

We have done some rethinking of the Ardgay Services that Liz and Buster Crabb have kindly hosted for a few years now.  On the second Tuesday of the month, there will continue to be a Eucharist in Liz and Buster’s living room at 10:30am as before, but the services that used to be on the fourth Tuesday of the month are changing.

On the last Tuesday of each month (which is usually also the fourth Tuesday), Services of Prayer and Praise will be held in the Kyle of Sutherland Hub, at 5:00pm followed by fellowship in the Hub Cafe.

These services are open to all in Ardgay, Bonar Bridge and beyond who wish to meet together with other Christians in Prayer and Praise to the God who made Heaven and Earth and whose son Jesus Christ died for our Salvation.

All are welcome, whether established Churchgoer or just a wee bit curious.

Where to Celebrate the Birth of Jesus

All are welcome to share with us in celebrating Christ’s Birth at any of our services in this part of the world:


Dec 24th – Christmas Midnight Sung Eucharist at St Finnbarr’s at 11:00pm

Dec 25th – Christmas Day Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament at 9:30am


Dec 24th – Christmas Midnight Sung Eucharist at St Andrew’s at 11:30pm

Dec 25th – Christmas Day Sung Eucharist at 10:30am


Dec 24th – Lairg Christians Together – Lessons and Carols at 6:30pm

Dec 25th – Christmas Day Sung Eucharist at 8:15am


Dec 24th – Christmas Midnight Sung Eucharist at St Ninian’s at 7:30pm


Dec 28th – Carol at the Crask at 2:00pm


Dec 29th – Christmas Sung Eucharist at St Mary by the Cross at 12 noon