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Welcome to Bonar Bridge and Lairg Free Church 

We are a Bible-believing church in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland, part of a group of churches called the Free Church of Scotland. Our congregation is made up of ordinary people from different backgrounds who live near the villages of Bonar Bridge, Lairg, and Rosehall in the county of Sutherland. Like other Christians across the world and back through the centuries, we get together every Sunday to worship God. Whether you live nearby or are passing through for work or holiday, you would be very welcome to join with us.

Services and meetings

We have regular services for worship on Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday evening. Because we are a rural church serving a large area our meetings alternate between several locations. You can find specific details for the month ahead here.

PLEASE NOTE: Beginning on 25th August Wednesday prayer meetings will start at the earlier time of 7pm.

What should I expect?

We keep our services simple. On Sundays our main focus is on reading the Bible and hearing it explained and we also pray and sing praise to God. Our praise is in a form traditional to Scottish churches – we sing psalms from the Bible without the accompaniment of musical instruments. You will find different approaches to music and singing in many of our sister churches in the Free Church of Scotland – unaccompanied psalm singing is not the only way to do things but it is our way. On Wednesdays we have a shorter Bible study and time for members of the congregation to pray together as a family.

At the moment we have to sit a row or two apart and we are not allowed to serve refreshments but behind our COVID face-masks we are a warm and friendly congregation. Some members of our community are vulnerable and we really care for them. So we ask that when you come, you respect the COVID restrictions that are in place out of courtesy, even if you don’t personally agree with them.

Will I fit?

You don’t have to be ‘religious’ to come along. You don’t even have to believe in God. You might be uncertain about it all and have a long list of questions. That’s fine!  What you will discover is that our ‘core members’ have one thing in common: a shared faith in Jesus Christ, who He is, and what He has done. Who is He? What has He done? We would love to help you find the answers to these vital questions so please get in touch.

We recognise that church can seem a bit foreign if you haven’t been before. It’s understandable if it feels a bit daunting. Please don’t let this hold you back – contact us beforehand and if there is any way we can help, we will.

 

Registered charity, SCO38163

Lairg Free Church is a registered charity, SCO38168

Picture – View from Struie viewpoint looking across Dornoch Firth.