News and Notices

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Joint Pentecost Service

There will be on joint service for St. Finnbarr’s and St. Andrew’s, to be held at St. Andrew’s Tain, on 4 June to celebrate Pentecost, commonly seen as the ‘birthday’ of the Church.

As part of this service there will be an anointing and commissioning of licensed ministers for the area for service in the year ahead.

All are welcome.



Services for Holy Week and Easter

Wednesday 12th April10.30amDornochHoly Communion from the Reserved Sacrament
Maundy Thursday7.30pmDornochEucharist of the Lord's Supper
Good Friday10.30amLairgWalk of Witness
2.30pmDornochGood Friday meditations
7pmTainStations of the Cross
Easter Eve8pmTainFirst mass of Easter
Easter Day8.15amLairgEucharist
Thursday 20th12noonCrask InnEucharist

A new era for the Crask Inn

It is with much delight and pleasure that we announce a new era in the life of the Crask Inn.

For several years a monthly mission church has celebrated Eucharist, followed by hospitality. It has been a wonderful source of spiritual formation as people have met to explore scripture and seek communion in God with one another.

Mike and Kai Geldard, current owners, have been looking to sell the Crask for a couple of years now but have been led, through their own growth in discipleship and waiting upon God in prayer, to gift the inn to the Diocese.

Centering Prayer

 What is Centering Prayer?

From the Contemplative Outreach website:

Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer – verbal, mental or affective prayer – into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ.

Sunday Eucharist in Brora

Due to the fire at St. Columba’s, we have been looking for a temporary home whilst the building is assessed and either repaired or replaced.

We are delighted and thankful that our Roman Catholic sisters and brothers are happy to host worship on Sunday mornings. We will meet the usual time of 9.30am on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at Christ The King in Brora.

Service of Prayer for Christian Unity

An ecumenical service to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held in St. Finnbarr’s, Dornoch on Tuesday 24th January at 1pm.

All are invited to join from across East Sutherland. Please worship with us as one Body in Christ to pray for the day when divisions end and our unity honours Christ.

Fire at St. Columba’s, Brora

It is with great sadness that I have to report that a fire in the Tin Tabernacle in Brora has, for now, meant a closure of the building. We are currently awaiting an insurance and structural assessment to establish if the present building can be repaired or if we require a rebuild.

I am presently in negotiations about the temporary homing of the St. Columba’s congregation and will update as soon as possible

Prayers for Peace

doveFrom Wednesday 7th September, and thenceforth,  every first Wednesday of the month, a service leading prayers for Peace in the world will be held at 10.30am, St. Finnbarr’s, Dornoch.

All are welcome to join and take part in this important offering of the Church for the world.