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OHSS Watchnight Service – 24 December 2023 at 11.30pm

Preacher : Rev James Bissett

Music : Ron Stevenson


Call to worship

Hymn 304:      O Little Town of Bethlehem 


Reading:          Luke 2 : 1-20

Hymn 296:      While shepherds watched their flocks 


Hymn 309:      Still the night 


Hymn 306:      O come all ye faithful 


OHSS Sunday Service – 24 December 2023 at 1030am -Nine Lessons and Carols

Preacher : Rev James Bissett

Music : Pam McCulloch

Hymn 315 : Once in Royal David’s City 


Reading : Genesis 3: 8–15; 17–19 

Hymn 296 : While Humble Shepherds Watched Their Flocks  

Reading : Genesis 22: 15–18 

Hymn 303 It came Upon a Midnight clear 

Reading : Isaiah 9: 2; 6–7 

Hymn 305 : In The Bleak Midwinter 

Reading : Isaiah 11: 1–3a; 4a; 6–9 

Hymn 304 : O Little Town of Bethlehem 

Reading : Luke 1: 26–35; 38 

Hymn 286 : Tell Out My Soul 

Reading : Luke 2: 1; 3–7 

Hymn 309 : Silent Night  


Hymn 301 : Hark The Herald Angels Sing 

Reading : Luke 2: 8–16 

Hymn : 312 Away in a Manger 

Reading : Matthew 2: 1–12 


Reading John 1: 1–14 

Hymn 306 : O Come All Ye Faithful 


Highland Hospitals Carol Concert 2023

Merry Christmas from OHSS

A short video from the gathering at St Stephen’s on Christmas Eve to sing Carols Round the Christmas Tree. Enjoy.


OHSS Watchnight and Christmas Day Videos

The following link will take you to the first video in the Watch Night service playlist which you are free to watch at any time – you don’t have to wait up to 11:30!  Join me on a walk through Inverness.

If you’d like something in person on Christmas eve, remember there’s carols round the tree at 6pm in St Stephens, or a traditional watch night service over  at Crown at 11:30

If you’re unable to make the service on Christmas day at 10:30, but would still like to join in worship, my wife, Rev Susan Cord of Killearnan and Knockbain churches filmed this video for Christmas day which you are welcome to watch at any time.


May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas.

James Bissett

Locum for Old High St Stephen’s Church, Inverness.

Highland Hospitals’ Carol Concert 4 December 2022 – Tickets Still Available

Sticky Post

Get your tickets for the Carol Concert at the Drumossie Hotel this coming Sunday 4 December, from Ness Music, 55 Academy Street (01463 719471)

Please see poster below for details.

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