Worship within the Church of Scotland is for everybody, regardless of age, nationality, status or ability.
The parish minister is responsible for leading worship. Increasingly, church members including deacons, elders and readers are involved in both planning and helping to lead worship. Regular services of worship are at the heart of the life of the Church, but congregational life often also includes prayer groups, Sunday schools for children, youth groups, the Guild, social activities and support groups for people facing problems.
Patterns of worship vary from village to village in the Parish due to the demographic, the size of the congregation and the venue worship is held in.
Music is an essential part of the Church's worship and this, too, takes a wide variety of different forms. The use of multi media in worship is being developed at Arisaig and Mallaig. It is used at the All Age Services on the last Sunday of the month and on other special occasions.
Preaching is central to the Church of Scotland's way of worshipping God. The preacher - usually the minister - will share a message drawn out of a passage from the Bible. Preaching aims to help people interpret and apply the Bible's teaching to modern life today.