Concert at St Anne’s Strathpeffer Sunday 27th May at 7.30pm

Augsburg is twinned with Inverness and the choir will be performing in the Town House during their visit. We are pleased that they will also be performing in Strathpeffer and it is a great opportunity to hear them in Ross-shire.

If you want to learn more about the choir’s history and previous performances the website link is




FYRISH STRING QUARTET Friday 25th May at 7.30pm


A new Scottish string quartet with strong local connections will give its debut performance in St James’ Church Dingwall on the evening of Friday 25th May.  Led by Emma Donald, who was a pupil at Dingwall Academy, the Fyrish String Quartet brings together four young musicians with extensive orchestral experience who came together when performing in an ensemble at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe.  Emma’s colleagues in the Quartet are Georgina MacDonell Finlayson (second violin), Yvette Rosie (viola) and Tim Cais (cello). 

In this concert they will be playing Mozart’s quartet K465 (Dissonance) and Elgar’s quartet in E minor, Op 83.  The performance will begin at 7.30pm and refreshments will be served during the interval.  Entrance is free but donations to church funds will be welcome.  

Open Garden Saturday 19th May from 3pm

As some of you may have heard at Sunday’s service, Elizabeth Leslie will be opening her garden at Ord Cottage from 3pm next Saturday afternoon, 19th May. Refreshments will be available and all proceeds will go to church funds.  To find Ord Cottage, follow the road out of Muir of Ord signposted for Glen Ord Distillery.  Ord Cottage is on the right, before you get to the Distillery, and currently has a large Strutt and Parker sign outside!

Parking at the house is very limited but arrangements have been made to use the car park at the nearby Free Church.  As you come in from Muir of Ord – and before you get to Ord Cottage – the Free Church building is on the left of the road, with its car park on the opposite side.

If you have been before, you will know what a very special garden Elizabeth has.  If you haven’t, you have a treat in store.  Please support this event generously.


Christian Aid Week 13‑19 May 2018

This week is Christian Aid week and we have envelopes in both Churches should you wish to donate. Alternatively you can find details of this years campaign online at

For over 70 years Christian Aid has been helping change the lives of people of all faiths and none in the poorest communities around the world.This Christian Aid Week (13-19 May 2018), Christian Aid are  asking everyone to #StandTogether and help families to weather future storms.




Licensing of Revd Julia Boothby

Julia & +Mark outside St  Anne’s Church on Saturday where she was licensed for St Anne’s, St James’ and St Ninian’s, Invergordon. It was a joyous occasion and it was pleasing to see so many from both Charges (Wyvis & St Ninian’s), & guests there for the service and sharing fellowship afterwards at the community hall. (Special mention to Red Poppy for the catering). Look out for coverage in the Ross-shire Journal & North Star this week.

Addition to May service schedule

In addition to the services published there will be a service at St James’, Dingwall on Thursday 10th May at 7pm for Ascension Day. This will be the first service to be led by our new Priest in Charge, Julia Boothby, so please come along and meet her and celebrate Ascension Day with us.


A week-end of local music beckons at the end of this month and Wyvis Churches are pleased to be part of it.

  The next chamber concert at St James’ Church will take place at 7.30pm on  Friday 25th May and will mark the debut performance by a newly formed string quartet – the Fyrish Quartet – of young musicians led by Emma Donald. 

At 3pm on Sunday 27th May the Highland Chamber Orchestra will be performing at the Strathpeffer Pavilion, with Emma Donald as soloist in the Bruch violin concerto.

At 7.30pm that on Sunday 27th May the Cathedral Boys Choir from Augsburg in Germany will be giving a concert at St Anne’s Church. 

Entrance to the venues we are hosting is free. However donations to church funds are much appreciated.

Licensing of Rev Julia Boothby

A reminder that he licensing of Revd Julia Boothby as Priest-in-Charge for St James’, Dingwall, St Anne’s, Strathpeffer, and St Ninian’s, Invergordon, will take place in a service led by Bishop Mark at 12 noon on Saturday 5th May at St Anne’s, followed by a buffet lunch in the Strathpeffer Community Centre. All are welcome to what promises to be a very joyful event.

Services for May 2018

Each Wednesday:-

 1015: Morning Prayer and Eucharist (St James’)


1030 Eucharist at St James’

Clergy Barbara Chandler


1030 Sung Eucharist at St Anne’s

Clergy Julia Boothby


1030 Festival Eucharist at St James’

Clergy Julia Boothby


1030 Sung Eucharist at St Anne’s

Clergy Valerie Saunders