We extend a warm welcome to everyone worshipping with us.  We trust that God will richly bless our time together.


Services for Sunday 17th September


Services for Sunday 24th September


Morning Prayer Meeting



Morning Prayer Meeting


Rev Calum I Macleod (Tong)



Rev Calum I Macleod (Hall)


Rev David Macdonald (Hall)



Mr Iain A Mackinnon  (Church – Gaelic)


Mr Angus Macdonald (Church – Gaelic)



Sunday Schools


Sunday Schools



Rev Calum I Macleod (Church)


Rev David Macdonald & Adam (Mission Worker - Church)



Mr Neil Murray (Tong – Gaelic)

Midweek Services

Tue (7pm)

Prayer Meeting (Gress)

Tue (7.30pm)

Prayer Meeting (Tong) – Rev Calum I Macleod

Wed (7.30pm)

Prayer Meeting (Hall - English) – Rev David Macdonald

Thu (7pm)

Prayer Meeting (Hall – Gaelic) – Rev Calum I Macleod

Sat (7pm)

Open Prayer Time (Crèche / GP Room)


Crèche Rota

Sunday 17th September:  Marabelle Macdonald, Anne Montgomery, Ishbal Macdonald, Erica Clark

Sunday 24th September:  Anne Macleod, Dina Macleod, Ann Marie Macleod, Natalie Murray


Little Lambs Rota

Wednesday 20th September:  Ishbel Mackenzie, Isobel Maciver, Astor

Wednesday 27th September:Isobel Plant, Mary Ann, Rhoda



Adam will be visiting Back today, Sunday 17th September.  He will preach at our evening service which will be led and facilitated by Rev David Macdonald.  Adam will then speak at an after church fellowship in the church hall at which he will give an update on his mission work.  Tea and cake will be served.


Bible Buddies

Bible Buddies meets this week:

Monday 18th September, 6.30-7.30pm for all children aged P1 to P3. 

Tuesday 19th September, 6.30-8pm for all children aged P4 to P7.


Walking Group

The Walking Group meets again on Tuesday 19th September. The group meet in the church car park at 6.30pm and go for a 5k walk.  If you wish further information contact Dina (07557091593) or Isabelle (07786845916). Everyone is welcome.


Little Lambs

Little Lambs will meet this week. Wednesday 20th September, 1pm - 2.45pm.  

All babies, toddlers, parents and grandparents welcome.


Presbytery Camp - Scaladale

Booking forms are now available for the Presbytery Junior Camp held in Scaladale during the October holidays.  This camp is open to young people in Primary 7 to Secondary 2 and is set to run from Friday 20th to Monday 23rd October.  Book early to avoid disappointment. For more information please contact Mairianne Campbell –stornowayfreechurch@outlook.com. Unfortunately we cannot also provide a Senior Camp at this time.  Instead we hope to run a Senior camp for S3-S6 in February 2018, God willing.


Grass Cutting Around Church

The grass will be cut around the Church on Saturday 23rd September starting at 9.00 am. Please come along if you are able to help with this work (cutting or collecting).


Kirk Session

The Kirk Session will meet on Monday 18th September at 7.00 pm in the church foyer.


Preaching Engagement

Due to a cancellation, Rev Calum I Macleod has, at short notice, been asked to preach at Knock Free Church this evening.


Steadfast Global: Fundraising CD

Songs & Poems from Iraq: a CD of original tracks produced by Craig Parkes & other island musicians to support persecuted Christians in Northern Iraq through Steadfast Global, is available at Stornoway Christian Bookshop priced at £10 with 100% of the proceeds going to help in the region.


Wednesday Prayer Meeting – 500 Study - Reformation Focus

Over coming weeks Rev David Macdonald will focus on aspects of the Reformation including the five Solas. The usual prayer meeting format with praise and a time of prayer will be retained. Each week we will study a different passage of the Bible that had an impact on the Reformers and from which we glean our doctrine today.




Back Free Church: Autumn Communion Programme 2017


THURSDAY 28 September

Morning Service (12.00 Noon)

Back: Rev Donald A Macdonald (G)

Evening Services (7.00 pm)

Back: Rev Mark Macleod (Harris)

FRIDAY 29 September

Question Meeting (11.30 am)               

Back: Rev Paul Murray (Kinloch - Opening) & Rev Calum I Macleod-Back (Closing)

Evening Services (7.00 pm)

Back: Rev Mark Macleod

Tong: Rev Paul Murray (G)

Fellowship in Church Hall at 8.30pm

SATURDAY 30 September

Morning Service (12.00 Noon)

Back: Rev Alasdair I Macleod

Evening Service (6.00 pm)

Back: Prayer Meeting (Church Hall)

LORD’S DAY 1 October

Morning Service (11.00 am)

Back:Rev Alasdair I Macleod (Bilingual Praise)

Evening Services (6.30 pm)

Back: Rev Alasdair I Macleod

Tong: Rev Donald A Macdonald (G)

(Both services followed by Prayer Meeting)

FOCUS YFin Church Hall at 8.00 pm

MONDAY 2 October

Morning Service (11.30 am)

Back: Rev Paul Murray (G)

Evening Services (7.00 pm)

Back: Rev Alasdair I Macleod

Please note: Thursday / Monday morning services will be held in the church hall.  


“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.”  (Ephesians 6:10)

www.backfreechurch.co.uk (A charity registered in Scotland no. SCO38164)

Minister: Rev Calum I Macleod / Assistant Minister: Rev David Macdonald

Session Clerk: Mr Iain Mackinnon / Church Officer: Mr Donald Stewart

Bulletin Administrator: Anne Murray (anne_m_murray@hotmail.com)