Windows on Nepal 23rd January 2019, 7.30pm at St James’ Dingwall


Colin has worked with Nepali students over the last 12 years, researching provision of remote healthcare and in particular women’s health. In that time the country has moved from a monarchy to a democratic republic and survived natural disasters. It is a period of social and political change for a country of outstanding natural beauty, but it remains one of the poorest in the developing world. 

Colin has had the opportunity this year to visit Nepal 3 times, to trek in the mountains and work with Kathmandu University. His talk will give views of development related to health and social change, recovery and resilience in the face of natural disaster and illustrated with the beauty of the country and people as he walks through the mountains and works with Kathmandu University. 

Free talk but donation to church funds appreciated.

All welcome




An invitation from the Cathedral

All are warmly invited and welcome to the Cathedral on Sunday 3rd February 2019 at 17.30 for a Service of Evensong when Bishop Mark will be installing the Revd Michael Last as Synod Clerk in the Diocese of Moray, Ross & Caithness and Revd Iain Macritchie as Honorary Canon of Spiritual Care & Chaplaincy.

Choral Evensong will be followed by light refreshments.

RSVP by 1st February 2019

evensong invite diocesan february 2019

Our first coffee morning of 2019 & time to congratulate Mary on her MBE

We hold a regular coffee morning on Wednesday mornings in the church hall. This morning was the first of the new year and it was a pleasure to welcome church member and Priest’s Warden Mary Machin who was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours. Mary’s service to our church is much appreciated as well as her other community service which led to her award.

We meet every Wednesday from 10am so if you are in Dingwall and fancy a coffee (or tea) and a chat do come along. We can’t promise a weekly VIP but Mary is often there – and she makes a mean cheese scone!

2019 Winter/Spring Events at St James’

Hoping everyone had a good Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Now the season is over it’s time to look to our future plans for the next few months. We have published these events before but  have now listed the full programme for you to put into your diaries. We will issue more information as we receive posters for events but for now here are the dates and times of all planned events until the end of May.

As always all are welcome and please invite friends who may be interested. All evening events are free but donations to church funds are always appreciated!

Wed 23rd January 7.30pm Colin Chandler will be giving a talk about his experiences  visiting Nepal.

Saturday 26th January 12 midday SOUP LUNCH.

Friday 22nd February  7.30pm Tonya Clement & Liz Mclardy will be presenting an evening of Baroque Music.

Saturday 23rd February 12 midday SOUP LUNCH.

Wednesday 13th March at 7.30pm Jean Davis will be giving a talk on Climate Change.

Saturday 6th April at 7.30pm a performance by Octa Voce. (Note change of date from that initially publicised)

Saturday 30th March 12 midday SOUP LUNCH.

Wednesday 10th April at 7.30pm Robin Lingard will be giving a talk on his experience of visiting Holy Russia.

Friday 26th April at 7.30pm a performance by Danielle.

Friday 24th May at 7.30pm a performance by Emma Donald and the Fyrish Quartet.

Merry Christmas!

A reminder that the Christingle and Crib Service will take place at St James’ Church tomorrow (Monday) at 5pm and that our Family Christmas service will begin at 10am on Christmas Day (Tuesday) at St Anne’s Church.

All are welcome!

And finally here are some photos of the excellent decorations at St James with a special thank you to our decorating ‘elves’.

Come Lord Jesus

A prayer for advent as we decern the direction and focus for our community over the next months.

“Lord Jesus, as we enter Advent, we pray you would come to us afresh. Renew our love for you and open our hearts and minds to your Holy Spirit. Draw us closer to you in prayer, love and witness. Grant to us, your church, wisdom as we seek to grow in faith and number. Help us to know your will in our lives and in our church. Come Lord Jesus!”