News and events relevant for our small community
After a Consultation Meeting with Presbytery on the 18th October amendments were made to the Sutherland Presbytery Plan Consultation Document. Draft 2 has now been issued. This will be further discussed at a special meeting of Presbytery, to be held in Lairg Parish Church at 10.30am on Tuesday 29th November 2022. All are welcome to attend but only 3 people may speak from each congregation.
We hope that you can come along to our Coffee Morning at the West Church Hall from 10:30 to 12:30. There will be freshly baked scones and pancakes and also a Sales table. All welcome with proceeds to support our Cathedral.
The Cathedral Youth Group have two performance of its version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at 2.30pm and again at 7.00 pm in the West Church Hall. Entry is by donation. We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to support our vibrant and energetic local children.
Come along to a fun packed quiz night. It is a BYOB with light snacks and soft drinks provided for only £5 per head. Teams of four will be made on the night so individuals can enjoy the evening. It is not Mastermind and you will not win a million pounds but you will have great fun.
Please make sure you get your ticket in advance for the Christmas Lunch on Monday 12th December. Tickets available from 31st October. Your last chance for tickets will be Monday 28th November. We need to know precise numbers for that day.
We are holding a Congregational Meeting to discuss the Sutherland Presbytery Plan Consultation Document tomorrow morning (Saturday) at 11am in the West Church Hall. A further meeting of Sutherland Presbytery will take place on Tuesday 18th October at 10.30am in Lairg Parish Church. All are welcome to attend, though only the nominated 3 people will be able to speak for each church. Should you wish to attend, please bring a packed lunch. tea and coffee will be provided.
There is a draft document in preparation here…
Saturday 15th October at 3pm … A date for your diary!!!
Come along and enjoy the amazing University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir. Why not bring a friend to enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music?
Admission is free.
Concert at the Cathedral 4th September 2022 from Staran in concert with Làirig as part of the Blas Festival. Whilst Scottish traditional music are the roots of the group they demonstrated elements of other genres including jazz and electronica.
On 3rd July there was a LIVE CONCERT in the Cathedral presented by the talented voices of the choir Tarantara who provide a range of material guaranteed to entertain (visit www.tarantara.org.uk).
Here is a link the subsequent video of their 2022 Highland Tour starting with the Tain Pipe Band in the Cathedral also features the Cathedral Choir.
Here’s a link to the FB post with a video stream
What a wonderful weekend we had with Lord and Lady Wallace during their visit to Dornoch. See below some of the photos that captured this special visit.
The weekend started with a Quiz night held in the West Church Hall, organised by our Quizmistress Trish Geddes, on Saturday we arranged some private time in the Cathedral itself before a tour of Oversteps Care Home ran by Crossreach, part of the Church of Scotland. A delicious spread of sandwiches, cakes and traybakes were put on by Stewart Petrie and his team. This followed by a tour of the Meadows Care Home and we were introduced to the fantastic interactive table that helps residents connect with the outside world. In the afternoon, the Moderator managed a round of Golf arranged by Dornoch Club Captain Willie Mackay and Lady Wallace had a tour of HistoryLinks museum. Special thanks to our curator Lynne for such a fascinating and detailed tour of the museum.
On Sunday the Moderator preached in Clyne Church, Brora.
Church of Scotland
Carol Anne B Porter
BEd (Hons) BDiv (Hons)
Mrs Liz Manson
Church Of Scotland,