The vision of the Church of Scotland is to be a church which seeks to inspire the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic, worshipping, witnessing, nurturing and serving communities.

Welcome to our Website

Welcome to the web site of the Church of Scotland Presbytery of Lochaber.
We are part of the Church of Scotland
We are a very small Presbytery of only eight charges based in Lochaber in the West Highlands of Scotland. Our Presbytery is centred around Fort William, which is dominated by Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. Tourism is the main activity in our area with skiing in winter, walking and cycling all year round.
"The role of presbytery in the national church is to:
· Encourage worship, ministry and mission in the presbytery area;
· Strengthen and support local congregations and their ministries;
· Provide oversight of congregations, ministers and elders.”
Report of the Panel on Review and Reform to the 2010 General Assembly.

From the Rev Dr Adrian Varwell.

Jesus said: “What about those eighteen people who died when the tower of Siloam fell on them?  Do you think they were more sinful than all the others who live in Jerusalem?  No, I tell you.”


No one can fail to be touched by the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London, with its likely heavy death-toll.  “Why does God allow such things to happen?” may be a question voiced by many, but the words of Jesus assure us that he is aware of such tragedies, and will not judge the innocent victims. 


There may be many reasons for the tragedy, and in time they will be investigated.  Just now, we remember those who have lost their homes, families or well-being.  We give thanks for the heroism and professionalism of the emergency services.  We recognise that many people, of all faiths and none, who have responded to the needs of their neighbours with generosity. 


Above all, we are assured that the love and grace of Jesus Christ will be with all affected at this time of grief and sorrow.

Lord Jesus Christ, who entered into the reality of tragedy and triumph alike, be with everyone touched by this and every distressing event.  Amen


Presbytery Moderator

The Rev Fiona Ogg was installed as the Moderator of the Presbytery of Lochaber in Ardnamurchan Parish Church on Tuesday 13th June. 
We wish Fiona every Blessing for her year in office.

The Parish Profile for the Vacant Charge of Fort Augustus linked with Glengarry is now available. To obtain a copy, contact the Interim Moderator, the Rev Dr Richard Corbett, at RCorbett@churchofscotland.org.uk

Word of Life reaches the edge of the world at the Ardnamurchan lighthouse, thanks to Ardnamurchan Parish Church.