Parish of North West Lochaber

Church of Scotland


The Parish of North West Lochaber is unique within the Church of Scotland as it consists of communities accessible by road and some only accessible by sea.


With ten communities, each with their own unique characteristics, the traditional models of Parish Ministry and so new models of reaching out with the good news of Jesus Christ are always being explored.


The Parish has a very interesting and varied history, which you can read about in the history of the Parish section of this site.


The Road to the Isles and the Rough Bounds are names synonymous with the area covered by the Parish.


In our walk with Christ we follow His example to come to him, to follow Him, to wait on Him and to go for Him.  


This website, we hope, will allow you to engage with the Church famly of North West Lochaber but more importantly with Jesus Christ, His love and the desire of God for the whole world to know what He has done for each one of us through His one and only son Jesus Christ.

The Parish covering the rough bounds and the small Isles

Glenfinnan, Lochailort, Arisaig, Morar, Mallaig, Knoydart, Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna ....

The vision of the Church of Scotland is to be a church which inspires the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic, worshipping, witnessing, nurturing and serving communities."

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You are welcome to join us for worship or any of our other activities each week as we give up ourselves and worship God through His one and only son, Jesus Christ and in the power of His Holy Spirit.

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Prayer Resources are available online at the Thy Kingdom Come website, which is at:


Service times:


For 2020



- 10 am


Mallaig St Columba's

- 12 noon



Regular activities are listed on the Church Activities page









Parish Logo 2020 March 17 CofS Safeguarding Guidance - Coronavirus

On Sunday 22 March, people of faith are being encouraged to light a candle and place it in their window at 7pm.*


The letter asks that we "join in prayerful solidarity with this witness", describing the candle as "a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, the source of hope in this life."


The following prayer can be used when lighting the candle:


For all that is good in life, thank you,

For the love of family and friends, thank you,

For the kindness of good neighbour and Samaritan stranger, thank you.


May those who are vulnerable, hungry or homeless, experience support,

May those who are sick, know healing,

May those who are anxious or bereaved, sense comfort.


Bless and guide political leaders and decision-makers, with wisdom,

Bless and guide health workers and key workers, with strength and well-being, Bless and guide each one of us, as we adapt to a new way of living.


And may the light shining from our windows,

across road and wynd, glen and ben, kyle and isle,

be reflected in our hearts and hands and hopes.


Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.


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