St Columba’s Brora – Rededication 28th September

St Columba’s Episcopal

Church Brora

Service of Rededication

3.00pm on Saturday 28th September

Everyone is most welcome to join us to celebrate the start of this new chapter in the story of St Columba’s which began almost exactly 110 years ago.

The service will be followed by refreshments and marks the reopening of the church for regular worship, after refurbishment following the fire which temporarily closed it in December 2016.

St. Boniface Regional Synod – 28th Sept

Saturday 28th September 2019
at
Golspie Primary School

All clergy and members of congregations are very welcome.  It is a chance to meet members and clergy from the other congregations north of Inverness and to discuss a variety of matters affecting our Church and our communities.

The meeting starts with the Eucharist, 10.30 am Golspie Primary School, Back Road, Golspie, followed by coffee/tea and a short business meeting. The main Diocesan Agenda item will be the Budget.

After a period for lunch, sharing and fellowship, Bishop Mark will lead a service of rededication at St Columba’s Brora (5 miles away) starting at 3:00 pm.

Please speak with the clergy or lay representative for more details, or to let them know that you would like to attend.  You will need to bring your own lunch, but tea/coffee will be provided.

Our Lady of Walsingham

The Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham has been a focus of pilgrimage and devotion since 1922.

We have an intention to establish a ‘local cell’ of The Society of Our Lady of Walsingham in the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness.

The Objects of the Society

  • To honour Mary, the Mother of God and to deepen faith in the incarnation of Our Lord.
  • To promote devotion to Our Lady and pilgrimage to Walsingham.
  • To further, with the aid of Our Lady’s prayers, the conversion of the nations
    and the re-union of Christendom.
  • To seek holiness of life through prayer, the scriptures and the sacraments.

Members of the Society are asked to say the Angelus each day.

If you are interested in being part of this exciting new venture, please contact the Rev Simon Scott by email: ihssimonscott@gmail.com or by phone on 01408 633614

The Boys are Back in Town

Our friends from the Ukraine, the Kyiv Classic Accordion Duo are making their annual visit (their twelfth) to play in St Finnbarr’s on 25th July 2019. The concert starts at 7:30pm and they will be playing music by: Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach, Greig, Saint-Saëns, Borodin, Piazzolla and Anderson.  If you’ve not heard them before, here’s a sample: Dance of the Furies by Gluck.

Be sure to put the date in your diaries so that you don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear these two professional musicians conjure up a whole orchestra with just two accordions!! As entry is free but there is a retiring collection and there will be CDs available to purchase. All proceeds, as always will go to the charity Hippokrat, which supports survivors of the Chenobyl Nuclear Disaster.

About the Kyiv Classical Accordion Duo:
In 2006 Igor and Oleksii finished studying in the National Music Academy of Ukraine in Kiev. However they had begun performing professionally in 2002. Oleksii now plays in the Orchestra of the National Radio of Ukraine; Igor works in the National Philharmonic of Ukraine. They decided to give the name Kyiv Duo Classic to the duo, however this doesn’t mean that Igor and Oleksiy perform only classical music; programmes of their concerts include music of Bach, Grieg, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov as well as traditional Ukrainian and Russian music. Two contemporary button accordions make it possible to produce a sound like a small squeezebox and at the same time, like a big church organ, a string quartet and even an orchestra.

About their charity – HIPPOKRAT:
One of the main purposes of the Kyiv Classic Accordion Duo 2009 UK tour was to raise money for the HIPPOKRAT Society of Mothers of Disabled Children who suffered as a result of the explosion in 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Energy Plant. This has remained the focus of fund-raising on each subsequent tour, as the need continues. The Chernigiv region suffered most from the radiation fall out and since 1986 a large number of children have been born with mental and physical problems. Many of these children are now young adults and in need of support that the state is unable to provide.

As Oleksiy explains:

There are at least 1000 invalid children in Chernigiv which has a total population of around 320,000 and unfortunately, these children get no real support from the state. The mother of a disabled child usually needs to be with the child all the time, so she cannot earn money. That is why the Society of Mothers of Disabled Children, HIPPOKRAT, was founded more than 15 years ago”.

The task of HIPPOKRAT is to provide families with invalid children with food, medicine and money. HIPPOKRAT also organises different events and parties with presents for children. It is not a commercial organisation. It is run by 10 women led by Valentina Frol. They do not receive any money for their job and all of them have disabled children”.

Mega Makers in Lairg

Lairg Christian’s Together

It will soon be Summer Holiday Club time again in Lairg.

12th, 13th and 14th August 2019

10am – 1:00pm

Lairg Community Centre

If you are aged 4-11 or know anyone who is

You can book by emailing Emma at:   

You can also find us on Facebook at:   LCTKIDSCLUBS

Sunday 30th June – Joint Service in Dornoch

This Sunday (30th June) 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.

Charities Shop Summer Opening

During June, July and August

St Finnbarr’s Charities Shop

will be open even longer

From 10:00am until 4:00pm

There will also be a themed stall at the

Dornoch Community Markets

on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays

from 9:30am until 1:00pm