Notices for East Sutherland and Tain

Day of Prayer to Highlight the Plight of Refugees

Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness

St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness

Day of Prayer to Highlight the Plight of Refugees

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in

Episcopal Visitation

The next East Sutherland and Tain joint Eucharist will be presided over by Bishop Mark. He is joining us as part of his round of diocesan visitations.

The service will be held at St. Andrew’s, Tain on 31st May at 11am, followed by light hospitality.

All are welcome.

Move of St. Curetan’s, Invershin to Ardgay

Over the past two years a congregation has diligently met in Invershin on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, to offer Eucharist together and to share in the study of scripture in an informal way.

Recently, for a number of reasons, the gathering has met, on and off, at the house of Liz and Buster Crabb in Ardgay. This has proven to be a natural environment in which to gather. Following discussion with the regular worshipped, Liz and Buster have offered their home on a permanent basis.

From the second Tuesday in April we will now gather at Liz and Buster’s house to share fellowship. The worship and fellowship begins at 10.30 and all are welcome. You do not have to be a Episcopalian! It is an informal and ecumenical gathering.

For details of how to get to the house, please call Liz on 01863 766011.

We look forward to seeing you.

Services for Holy Week

For any further information about services across East Sutherland and Tain, please call Fr. Chris on 01408 600818.

If any are in need of the Sacrament of Confession and Reconciliation prior to Easter Day, please contact Fr. Chris to arrange a time.

Palm Sunday

11am St. Finnbarr’s Dornoch: Eucharist with liturgy of the Palms

Tuesday 31st March

9.30am St. Columba’s Brora: Holy Week Meditation

Wednesday 1st April

10.30am St. Finnbarr’s Dornoch: Communion from the Reserved Sacrament

Maundy Thursday 2nd April

7pm St. Finnbarr’s Dornoch: Mass of the Lord’s Supper and the Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday 3rd April

10.30am St. Columba’s Brora: Good Friday Meditations

2.30am St. Finnbarr’s Dornoch: Good Friday Meditations

7pm St. Andrew’s Tain: Good Friday Meditations

Holy Saturday 4th April

7pm St. Andrew’s Tain: Easter Eve Service of Light

Easter Day, 5th April

8.15am St. Maelrubha’s, Lairg: Festal Eucharist

9.45am St. Columba’s Brora: Festal Eucharist

11am St. Andrew’s Tain: Festal Eucharist

11am St. Finnbarr’s Dornoch: Festal Eucharist

Christmas services in East Sutherland and Tain

Services are being held across the Scottish Episcopal Church in East Sutherland and Tain throughout the festive season.

All are invited to attend. Where Holy Communion is being celebrated every person is welcome to receive of the gist of Christ’s life in the sacrament regardless of tradition.

We wish you a holy, blessed and peaceful Christmas.


Chris, Mission Priest to East Sutherland and Tain


Thursday 18th 7pm Advent Carol Service
Christmas Eve 11.30pm Midnight Mass
Christmas Day 10.30am Christmas Morning Service (Communion from the Reserved Sacrament)
Sunday 28th 11am Sunday service


Christmas Eve 11.30pm Midnight Mass
Christmas Day 9.30am Christmas Morning Service (Communion from the Reserved Sacrament)
Sunday 28th 11am Sunday service


Christmas Day 8.15am Mass of Christmas Morning


Monday 22nd 9.30am Advent meditation
Christmas Day 10.30am Mass of Christmas Morning
Sunday 28th 9.30am Sunday service

A Church for Scotland

I wear a number of hats. As well as being the Charge Priest for East Sutherland and Tain I have roles at the Diocesan and Provincial (national) levels. It is an honour, privilege and joy to be able to serve the Church I love in such a variety of ways.