Life Events



baptismWhen a baby is born, there is much cause for celebration and thankfulness to God for the gift of such a precious life. If you are new to Church it may be that you have children whom you would now like to have baptised even though they are older. That’s great and we’d love to hear from you. Both baptism and thanksgiving services are normally held as part of a Sunday service which begins at 11.00am.

If you would like to have your child baptised or have a naming or thanksgiving service, then please be in touch with us and the minister will be very glad to meet up with you and discuss the best way to take your request forward.

Church Membership

membershipThe church is the people of God gathered together. It is a living thing - not just bricks and mortar but people striving together to work for the Kingdom of God.
We are a parish church, existing to help and support everyone who lives within our parish but we do have people who are ‘officially’ members of our church. You do not have to be a member to join us at worship on a Sunday or to take part in church activities throughout the week.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the congregation please speak to the Minister. If you are not already a member of the Church of Scotland this involves attending an informal meeting with the minister and others seeking to join the church at which we explore the meaning of membership.

If you are already a member of the Church of Scotland and want to join our church  you will be able to bring a Certificate of Transference, commonly known as 'lines' from your previous congregation. This should be given to our minister, or Session Clerk who will ensure that your name is taken to the next Kirk Session meeting to add your name to the roll of Lochbroom & Ullapool Parish Church.

We would love to welcome you as part of the family of Lochbroom & Ullapool Parish Church. If you want to think about church membership then please contact the minister who will be only too happy to help. But remember, you do not have to be a member to come along to any of our activities or services of worship.





Have you ever considered getting married in our

quaint Highland Parish Church here in Ullapool?



 If you would like to be married at our Church or have our minister take your service elsewhere, then please be in touch with us via the contact form. The minister will be delighted to meet with you and discuss your wedding with you.


Before you finalise a date for the service and reception you will need to make sure that the minister is available.




Christian marriage


Church of Scotland ministers are free to marry people who are not members of the Church of Scotland, and - a big bonus in these ever-changing economic times - there is no charge!


In fact, I don’t ever charge a fee, no matter where you choose the marriage venue to be.  (If the marriage service 

brian2takes place in church, there might be a small charge for heating and lighting etc.

and any organist or other musician would normally charge a fee.) I love working

with couples considering Christian marriage to create the perfect, personal wedding service that is just rightfor their big day. I will happily work with you, so that together with florists, event organisers and musicians you can create a service that is unique to your special love journey! We can even accommodate your ‘special’ family members. As you can see - Brian and Jeanette were joined on their wedding day by Gail the Collie.



"Heidi provided us with a most beautiful wedding ceremony which was so personal and meaningful. It was exactly how we envisioned it. She made us feel totally at ease during the run up and on the day with her highly professional yet relaxed manner. We can’t thank Heidi enough for marrying us and for a service we’ll never forget!"











"It was a great privilege to have Heidi conduct the ceremony

at not one, but  two of our daughters’ weddings last year -

one in GG's yard in Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries and Galloway,                     

and the other in Dornoch Cathedral. Heidi is great fun, very down

to earth, light-hearted, and very easy to talk to and get along with;

whilst taking her role as a minister very professionally.”



Divorced couples


The Church of Scotland permits the re-marriage of divorced people

in church.  

Please contact me to discuss these matters if you are interested.


Blessing of a civil marriage


I can also conduct a blessing ceremony for civil marriages

(those which were legally conducted by a registrar but not in a church).

A couple seeking a blessing on their marriage stand together in church

and may be attended by friends and family. 


So – when you are planning your Wedding Day – please consider our offer 

and contact me to discuss your thoughts and ideas.


Rev. Heidi Hercus



Funerals and Bereavement

The death of someone you love is often a difficult time, even if their death is not unexpected. You may find yourself having to arrange a funeral and wondering how to go about that. You may also wonder whether to contact a minister or not.

Please feel free to contact the minister directly or via the undertaker if you wfuneralsould like them to conduct the funeral service. You do not need to be a member of the church for the minister to lead the service. The minister will then arrange a time to meet with you and, if you wish, other members of your family to discuss and plan the funeral service. You can also ask the minister to visit during a long illness or as life is ending. This can often be a source of comfort, strength and help to a family.


supportThe death of a loved one raises a whole range of emotions, even when the death itself is expected after a long and difficult time. We will seek to support and care for you even beyond the funeral service, if you wish.

The Church of Scotland is a national church and as such has a pastoral responsibility. There will therefore never be a fee payable to a Parish Minister for conducting a funeral.



Rev'd Heidi Hercus Tel: 01854 612360 Email: