Services – Remembrance Sunday – 11th November 2018

Dornoch

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

Tain

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.

Lairg

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
invernesscathedraloffice@gmail.com

Kerala Flood Relief – An appeal

In the recent weeks, the state of Kerala in India was subjected to severe destruction caused by unprecedented flooding. At least 350 people lost their lives, (there are many more that are not recorded) thousands watched their homes washed away in floods and landslides and thousands, particularly the poor people living in fragile houses in rural areas, lost everything they had, swept away.

The Church of South India (CSI) and the other churches in the region have been actively engaged in rescue operations and in organising provisions of shelter and basic supplies to the displaced. Churches and their colleges and schools have been turned into emergency shelters and medical camps. Our colleagues and friends, who are priests and leaders of churches in these areas, are seeking the prayers and help of the global community as they continue their rescue and relief efforts for the affected people.

Revd Hamilton Imbadas (St John’s Forres) has been in touch with a few of his friends (priests in the CSI Central Kerala Diocese), who are continuing to be directly involved in rescue, relief and rehabilitation work. They report:

“All six Dioceses in Kerala were affected. East Kerala Diocese, Kochi Diocese and Madhya Kerala Diocese were the worst affected. Churches in the region are heavily involved in helping the affected people in various ways, alongside government’s response teams, other faith communities and volunteer groups. Work is coordinated by the Clergy with the active involvement of the Youth.

During the flooding itself, a team of volunteers from churches worked online connecting those needed rescues with those involved in the rescue operations and saved many lives. As people are starting to return to their houses, (or what is left of their houses) volunteers from churches are engaged in cleaning the mud-filled houses.

The CSI Central Kerala Diocese has formed ‘Flood Rescue-Relief-Rehabilitation Facilitating Committee’ to coordinate the assessment of need and relief and rehabilitation activities, which would involve repair and rebuilding of houses, replacement of furniture and home appliances, books for school and college students, in addition to continuing to provide food and clothes. With all sources of freshwater contaminated, health issues are emerging, and churches contribute to the responses to such needs as well.”

It would be a timely help if we can offer our support to our brothers and sisters in Kerala who are trying their best to assist the most affected and the neediest in the aftermath of the disastrous floods.

I can get further details from Hamilton and this could be where we send our Harvest Collection, let me know what you think.

James

Sunday 29th July – Joint Service in Dornoch

This Sunday (29th July) 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 week.