Timeline Photographs of Building Work

October 2020- Update of Church Build

It was an answer to prayer and a great delight for the congregation to see our elder, Mr Murdo MacDonald and his able team recommence work on the new church building during the first week of August, following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Since then, steady and safe progress has been made, as can be seen from the recent photographs. The timber frame has been erected, and both blockwork and slating of the roof has now begun. The next stage will be to apply render to the blocks and the fitting of external windows and doors to make it wind and watertight before the usual inclement winter weather sets in. Attention can then be turned to planning for all the internal work required. God willing it is hoped to have the building completed and ready for use by the Communion Season commencing 10th June 2021.

The congregation have already received generous donations from many quarters, which have proved invaluable and been put to good use in purchasing building materials. The congregation are greatly humbled and extremely thankful for this kindness shown to us.

Should anyone wish to make a further contribution towards this building work please send it, suitably marked, to, Mrs Joanne MacIver, Congregational Treasurer, FC(C) Manse, 6 Pier Road, Aultbea, Achnasheen IV22 2JQ.

Above all, please remember this project in prayer.

October 2020


October 2020

October 2020


October 2018 - Site with original dilapitated property.  Please note the electricity pole and behind it Japanese Knotweed infestation, requiring a spend of £22k to address both.

April 2019 - Work begins to clear site and demolish existing semi detached bungalow

May 2019 - Demolition and site clearance in progress

July 2019 - Site cleared and gable end of semi detached bungalow adjoining, made good.

February 2020 - Foundation work in progress

13th March 2020 - Foundation work continues

23rd March 2020 - Latest image before 'lockdown' closes site.

Work begins on New Church Build

After worshipping for 19 years in Bualnaluib Primary School, the congregation of Poolewe and Aultbea are pleased to be able to report that work has this week begun to build a new church in Aultbea. The site is ideally situated adjacent to the war memorial on the main A832, opposite the main access road into the village of Aultbea.

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The project involves two phases: Phase 1 – the demolition of the existing derelict structure occupying the site and site clearance/preparation; Phase 2 – the erection of the new church building.

The congregation does not quite yet hold title to the land as some legal technicalities have prolonged the transfer of deeds. However, the current owner has most kindly given permission to begin demolition work while this matter is being concluded by solicitors. Once legal title has been secured and a loan application can be made, further progress reports will be shared with the denomination.

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The congregation are joyously thankful to Almighty God for his wonderful provision of a most suitable site and seek to commit the entire project into His hands. They would covet the prayers of the Lord's people for a successful and God-glorifying completion to the project.

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