Old High history book now available

Tales of the Old High image

Our resident historian, Ross Martin, has written a quirky book of essays on aspects of the history of the Old High Church.

The Old High is the Town Church of Inverness, on a site dating back to Celtic times.

Tales of the Old High was launched on Friday 22 November when Ross spoke about his book and gave a tour of the building.

You can buy the book by sending a cheque for £5 made payable to Old High St Stephen’s Church to:

Ross Martin

‘Roseneath’

Drummond Crescent

Inverness

IV2 4QR.

You can also buy it from Waterstones in Inverness, or online from www.waterstones.com .

It’s also available on Sundays at both of our places of worship. Or contact us for a copy.

Here’s the introduction to the book by our Minister: Continue reading

Road Peace World Day of Remembrance service at Fort George on Sunday

Scotland Remembers Road Crash Victims

The lives of all those lost on Scotland’s roads will be honoured on Sunday (Nov 17) at a service in Inverness-shire supporting Road Peace World Day of Remembrance.

Among those remembered will be Ian Buchanan, son of Beauly-born businesswoman June Ross, and Rick Bale whose good friend Keith Skinner has helped June organise the service at Fort George. Continue reading

Sermon for Remembrance Sunday 2013

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 10 November 2013: Year C, Remembrance Sunday
SERMON
Texts: Micah 4.1-5
Luke 1.67-80
Remembrance and hope

In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

Our church buildings, like many church buildings, are full of memorials. At our evening service at St Stephen’s last Sunday, during a quiet moment, I noticed that the stained glass in the chancel was gifted by a Royal Artillery officer. We have memorials to those who died in the World Wars of the twentieth centuries in both of our buildings.  Continue reading

Ding Dong Merrily Old High- family carol service for the Inverness Christmas Lights switch on

Outofthebox5

Following the Inverness Christmas Lights Switch on on Sunday 17 November, Santa will be making his way to the Old High Church for “Ding Dong Merrily Old High” our much loved Christmas Carol service- everybody is invited.

Ding Dong Merrily Old High starts around 6.30pm. It’s a short service aimed at families, so children of all ages are very welcome! This year Out of the Box puppets will be telling the Christmas story in their own inimitable way!

There will be an offering in aid of music therapy at The Orchard, a residential respite care centre in Inverness, run by Highland Council, for children and young people affected by disabilities.

The 2013 Christmas Lights Show will be hosted by STV’s Nicola McAlly and Santa will join Provost Alex Graham to switch on the lights at 6pm on Sunday 17 November.

The wonderful illumination of Inverness Town House by Arts in Motion promises to be one best yet, so please make a note to wrap up warm and come and join us.

How to be a saint- Sermon for All Saints Sunday, 3 November 2013

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 3 November 2013: Year C, All Saints’ Sunday

SERMON
Texts: Ephesians 1.11-23
Luke 6:20-31 (Readings from NRSV)

How to be a saint

In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

Would you like to be a saint? In the our Reformed tradition within Christianity, there is no process to make ‘special’ saints. The Roman Catholic Church, of course, has a legalistic process to create saints. Continue reading