Until recently there were services held in the two Church of Scotland churches within the parish but the congregation has now taken the decision recently to use only St. Callan’s church and Pitfure church has recently been sold.
Approval has been granted by Sutherland Presbytery and the Church of Scotland General Trustees to build a small extension to St Callan’s to provide a small hall/meeting room, modern kitchen and fully accessible toilet facilities.
St. Callan’s Church is 1½ miles north of Pittentrail, which is at the centre of the parish of Rogart. The present church dates from the eighteenth century, although it is believed that the site has been used as a place of Christian worship since the seventh century. We are pleased to welcome many overseas visitors who come to see the beauty of our church and are sometimes tracing their family tree.
Services are currently at 10.30am each Sunday but from 5th April 2020 this will change to 12 noon (times are alternated on an annual basis with the linked charge of Lairg). There are 29 Members and Adherents on the Church Roll.
The congregation enjoys a warm relationship with Free Church, which includes a fortnightly Bible study. We have some joint services, usually in the village hall for Easter and Christmas, and at the old auction Mart as part of the annual Gala weekend celebrations. A prayer breakfast is held in the Pittentrail Inn each month which is attended by many from both within and without the parish. There is also a small A.P.C Church in the parish.
The annual gift day, which is held in May in the village hall, is a very popular event with the whole community and is always very well supported.
Our Locum Minister is building up a good relationship with the local Primary school and the children, plus parents and other family members join them each term for a special service at St Callan’s.
Rogart’s Charity No. Is SC010035. The parish number is 402262.