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The Word This Week – 14th May

Dear Friends in the Northwest

This Sunday is the sixth Sunday of Easter which we will be keeping as Rogation Sunday. This Sunday, there will be a service in Ullapool. We will keep next Sunday as Ascension Sunday when there will be services in Ullapool and Achiltibuie.

This Sunday, Bryn Higgs will be giving a presentation after the service in Ullapool (over coffee) about his experiences as a UN Human Rights observer in Palestine. I am sure this will be both fascinating and challenging and encourage you to come to hear what he has to say if you are able.

The new season of our Green Screen initiative begins on Wednesday with the film Honeyland at 7.30 pm at the Ferry Terminal. Entry is free. Please come and bring your friends (and a cushion!).


One of Europe’s last traditional beekeepers cultivates honey in North Macedonia. She lives in balance with the land around her until new neighbours get involved. (2019, cert 12)

‘An extraordinary documentary both in terms of subject and craft, Honeyland is an immersive and deeply moving portrait of the delicate balance of life and traditions in rural Macedonia.’

Thursday 18th May is Ascension Day when we remember Jesus’ ascension into heaven. There will be a service for this important festival at 11.00 a.m. in St Mary’s, Ullapool.

As previously mentioned, from Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th May, Rev’d Val, a Lutheran pastor who ministers in the Anglican Church in Canada, will be visiting us. If there is anything you think she particularly ought to see or do on the Tuesday when I plan to take her around our area, please let me know.

On Saturday 27th May, the Achiltibuie, Lochinver and Kinlochbervie congregations are having a joint day of worship, fellowship and reflection in the Assynt Centre in Lochinver at which we will be joined by Bishop Mark. If you belong to one of these congregations and have not already done so, I should be grateful if you would let me know if you are planning to attend so that appropriate arrangements for the day can be made.

On Sunday 4th June, there will be sung Evensong in St Mary’s Ullapool at 5.30 p.m. Several people have expressed interest in having Evensong occasionally, a service that many people love. All are welcome to join us for this.

With love and prayers

Rev’d Clare

Please click the link below for this week’s reflection

23 05 Easter 6 Rogation Sunday.pdf