On the Feast of Stephen

After the business and excitement of Christmas Day, perhaps a peaceful and relaxing St Stephen’s Day, although the prospect of ‘deep, crisp and even‘ snow seems rather remote given the temperature today.

Hereabouts we had very busy gathering at our midnight and Christmas Day services and there is still time to sing more carols at the Carol Services at The Crask on Thursday @ 2pm or at St Andrew’s Tain on Friday @ 3pm.

Many blessings for the remainder of Christmastide.

Where to Celebrate the Birth of Jesus – 2018

All are welcome to share with us in celebrating Christ’s Birth at any of our services in this part of the world:


Dec 18th – The Joy of Christmas, a celebration in Carols and Poetry at St Finnbarr’s at 7:00pm

Dec 24th – Christmas Midnight Sung Eucharist at St Finnbarr’s at 11:00pm

Dec 25th – Christmas Day Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament at St Finnbarr’s at 9:30am


Dec 24th – Christmas Midnight Sung Eucharist at St Andrew’s at 11:30pm

Dec 25th – Christmas Day Sung Eucharist at St Andrew’s at 10:30am

Dec 28th – Carol Service at St Andrew’s at 3:00pm


Dec 23rd – Lairg Christians Together at Lairg Parish Church – Lessons and Carols at 3:00pm

Dec 25th – Christmas Day Sung Eucharist in Lairg Parish Church at 8:15am


Dec 20th – Monthly Thursday service at the Crask Inn at 12 Noon

Dec 27th – Carols at the Crask Inn at 2:00pm

Sunday 30th December – Joint Service Dornoch

This Sunday (30th December) is the fifth Sunday of the month and there will be services as follows:

  • Lairg – 8:15am in Lairg Parish Church as usual
  • Dornoch – 11:00am Joint Service, St Andrew’s and St Finnbarr’s

There will be no service in Tain this Sunday, but there will be a midweek service on Thursday at 6pm.

Services – Remembrance Sunday – 11th November 2018


War Memorial Service in Dornoch from 10:40. St Finnbarr’s Service will start at 11:30am.


St Andrew’s Service will start at 10:50 to allow time for the act of remembrance and will be followed by wreath laying at the Collegiate Church.


War Memorial Service in Lairg at 10:45, all are then invited to the Parish Church to join the Church of Scotland congregation in their worship.

Crask News – October 2018

The next Eucharist at the Crask will be on Sunday 5th November 2018 at 5:30pm.

Forthcoming services:

  • Sunday 4th November at 5:30pm.
  • Thursday 15th November at Noon.
  • Sunday 2nd December at 5:30pm.
  • Thursday 20th December at Noon.
  • Crask Carol Service – 27th December at 2pm.

From February 2019, the Weekend evening services will be on Saturdays (rather than Sundays) at 5pm.  More on this later.

All are very welcome at any of these services.

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

Pet Blessing Service – 5th October

St Francistide

Pet Blessing Service

at Inverness Cathedral

Friday 5th October, 7pm

All welcome along to our short pet blessing service
as we join together to give thanks for all of creation.

Contact Inverness Cathedral Office on 01463 225553