Parish of North West Lochaber

Church of Scotland





From 1st January to 31st December 2019



                              Mallaig St Columba's Church - 10am


                              Arisaig -  12 noon



Throughout the year:


Services on the Small Isles (Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna) and Knoydart are held during the week by arrangement. The frequency varies and is dependent upon local circumstances, the ferry timetable, the weather and the minister's diary! Services are more likely to take place during the summer months.

Details will be intimated in the weekly bulletin and on this website.

Service Times

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.

Small Isles Services













Find out more by going to the

Mystery Worshipper 

report written in

July 2009