The Catholic Community of Gairloch and Poolewe
We celebrate Mass in the Episcopalian Church of St Maelrubha’s in Poolewe
Mass times for SPRING/SUMMER period starting APRIL to OCTOBER
2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month
There is an 2:30pm Mass
on the 1st Sunday in the month
at Lochinver, Assynt Care Centre, IV27 4LT
Mass times for WINTER starting on the 2nd Sunday of NOVEMBER to end of MARCH
on the 2nd and 4th Sundays in the month
The community worshipping in Poolewe, comes from a much wider area, including the villages of Gairloch and Kinlochewe, and in between, It has a population of 950, with their nearest railway station being located at Achnasheen and the nearest mainland airport is in Inverness.
Gairloch has a small and very committed catholic community of just fewer than 30 regular parishioners who come not only from Gairloch but from a much wider area, including the villages of Poolewe and Kinlochewe.
They come together to celebrate the Sacraments in St Maelrubha's Episcopalian Church. Some travel over 30 miles to attend Mass, hear God's Word and to receive the Eucharist.
The numbers attending Mass are boosted in high summer sometimes to 80 by tourists and travellers willing to take time to come to Mass.
Gairloch & Poolewe