The Life of the Beloved: an Advent Study

Henri Nouwen was a gifted spiritual teacher who was born in the Netherlands in 1932 and early on became a priest. Throughout his life he studied philosophy, theology and psychology and spent much time traveling, living in community and speaking publicly. He writes lovely prose and his work is full of his own personal and intimate experiences of God’s love.

Henri devoted much of his later ministry to emphasizing the idea that our identity is as the Beloved Children of God. In an interview, he said that he believed the central moment in Jesus’s public ministry was his baptism in the River Jordan, when as he came out of the water he heard the voice of God saying, “You are my beloved son on whom my favour rests.” Nouwen writes: “That is the core experience of Jesus. . . . He is reminded in a deep, deep way of who he is. . . . I think his whole life is continually claiming that identity in the midst of everything.

In 1992 Nouwen travelled to Garden Grove, California where he delivered three sermons extolling the fact that we are all beloved daughters and sons of God. The sermons were delivered and televised at the famous Crystal Cathedral.

This Advent study is based on this series of sermons which are entitled:

  • Being the Beloved

  • Becoming the Beloved

  • Disciples of the Beloved

The sessions will start at 2pm on Wednesdays: 5th, 12th and 19th December, at James and Anna’s house in Spinningdale.

Sessions will last a little over an hour and there will be refreshments afterwards for those who can stay. Everyone is most welcome to join us.

Wings of Eagles – film evening 9th November

Film Evening – On Wings of Eagles

Friday 9th November 2018

at 7:30pm

in Tain Church of Scotland Hall

Entry is free (donations to Poppy Scotland)

As we’re approaching Remembrance on Sunday 11th, on the Friday 9th, November in Tain Parish Church Hall, at 7:30 pm. Tain Church Film Club is screening ‘On Wings of Eagles’, a film released in 2017, depicting the life of Scottish Olympic Champion Eric Liddell after he became a missionary serving God in China.

The Film portrays Eric’s life as the Japanese invade China, after which Eric along with many others is interred in a concentration camp.


The film will be followed by refreshments.

For more information – phone 01862 892296.

Over the Rainbow

Lairg Christians Together held a Rainbow Light Party on Friday in Lairg Community Centre, at which about 40 children (difficult to count them all in the dark:-), plus helpers and parents, enjoyed a splendid time.  It really was fun for everyone!!

Light Parties have been held by churches with the help of Scripture Union teaching materials. They’re focused on offering an alternative message around the time of what many people associate as Halloween.  The idea is that as a church we give out a more positive message at this time with teaching about ‘Jesus the Light of the World‘.

Our Light Party had a ‘Rainbow ‘ theme remembering God’s covenants with His people.  We had bible teaching, games, crafts and, like any good party, lots of party food. A wonderful celebration of Jesus being the light in the darkness and about us being called to follow him. A really encouraging message in place of all the ghouls and monster type stuff that’s on offer in the shops at the moment.


WW1 Centenary Event – 11 November 2018

Inverness Cathedral invites you

to join in the commemoration

of the centenary of the end of World War 1

Date: 11th November 2018 from 17.00

Venue: Inverness Cathedral

The event will contain sung, read and performed pieces related to WW1 from a wide variety of people across our Community with additional poster presentations available to read before and afterwards.

Those taking part are from:

  • Air Cadets Army Cadets Sea Cadets
  • Bishop’s Eden Primary School and Inverness High School
  • The Black Watch and The British Legion
  • Military Wives Choir
  • University of the Highlands and Islands

With Musicians playing:

Katy Bell, Julie Keen, Gordon Tocher,

Ness Sinfonia, Inverness Handbell Ringers, Musik Fyne


Followed by refreshments in the Cathedral Cafe
until the nationwide ringing of bells at 19.10 pm

PLEASE COME AND JOIN US – please be seated by 16.45.


Please contact the Cathedral Office if you wish to attend on 01463 225553

Proceeds to local branches of the SSAFA, The Armed Forces Charity

We are very grateful to Heritage Lottery for a grant to help support this event

World War I Music and Poetry

An Afternoon of World War I Music and Poetry

On Sunday 11th November 2018

From 2 – 4.30pm

At Kenneth Street Halls, Inverness Cathedral

Come along for afternoon tea, listen to poetry and have a nostalgic WWI sing-a-long!

All Welcome

Donations at the door in support of Help for Heroes