Before the wee blow arrived on Saturday afternoon and continued through the night into Sunday the Step Out Team flew out. (In galleries mouse-over captions and double-click for larger photographs) They spent a week on the island working with members of the Baptist Church in holding a Holiday Bible Club at their premises in Baugh. Each morning […]Read more "Stepping Out on Tiree"
On Saturday 30th July 2016 a ‘Step Out’ Team from the Scottish Baptist Churches will step off the evening plane at Tiree Airport – a first for Tiree. Over the years ‘Step Out’ Teams have visited many towns in Scotland but until now they have never visited an island – all that is about to […]Read more "A First For Tiree"
It’s not everyday that you are 90 – but yesterday, Saturday the 1st of August, Lachlan Mackinnon (Parkhouse) Balephetrish celebrated his 90th along with family and friends. Today, the church family joined with Lachie and his wife Rena in marking this very special occasion. Becky Wright presented him with a birthday card before leading us […]Read more "The Birthday Boy"
On Monday the 20th of October (2014) it was reported, ‘Remnants of hurricane Gonzalo are set to arrive in Britain later on Monday bringing strong winds and heavy rain . . . it will reach north-western parts of Britain late in the evening, with gusts up to 45mph over north-western parts of Scotland by midnight, […]Read more "Tiree: In The Wake of Gonzalo"
This morning, following yesterday’s dreich weather, we woke to dark skies and heavy rain. Yet, by the time we left home (10.00am) for ‘An Talla , the sun had risen. We passed a favourite spot, the old harbour at Baugh. You are so close to the water at this point on the journey, that it is […]Read more "Tiree: The Son Has Risen!"
A relic according to the Oxford Dictionary is ’an object surviving from an earlier time, especially one of historical interest’. There are several surviving church buildings that fit that category. There is Saint Patrick’s Temple which is situated on the Balephuil Bay side of Kenavara. The remains are of a medieval building that is thought […]Read more "Living Stones"
Wakening to bright sunshine, we have breakfast earlier than might be normal for a Sunday morning. Our guests who have travelled all the way from Wiveliscombe in Somerset, where we used to live, are staying with us for the week. Together we set out for An Talla, the Community Hall at Crossapol. On the way […]Read more "Wakening to Bright Sunshine"
Life on Tiree has a new dimension. On Sunday the 15th June Alan is being welcomed as the part time minister of the Baptist Church of which we are members. The word ‘minister’ is an interesting one as it means ‘servant’. Thus, the minister is a servant, serving God by caring as a shepherd cares […]Read more "The Adventure Continues . . ."