Based in Somerled Square in the centre of Portree, Portree Parish Church has been welcoming visitors since 1854. Built initially as a Free Church, the building became a United Free Church in 1900 before becoming part of the Church of Scotland in 1929.
We aim to be a welcoming, inclusive community and to respond to local needs in a variety of ways. Our hall is also functional space for hire in the centre of the village and used by many groups including the local food bank.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Sunday morning services update
19 March 2021
Following the First Minister’s recent announcement the Kirk Session are pleased to intimate that the church will reopen for worship on Sunday 28 March 2021. The requirement for the church to be cleaned and sanitised following each service means that only one service can be held each Sunday – there will, until further notice, be no evening worship.
The format for morning worship will be the same as that which operated from October to December last year i.e.
- A maximum of 50 worshippers, all wearing face coverings, can be accommodated.
- Socially distanced seating arrangements must be followed.
- No singing of praise is permitted.
- Worshippers will be directed to and from their seats by the Elders in attendance.
Please see additional information about arrangements on the News & Intimations page (1 April 2021)
Sandor our minister will continue to post Sunday worship on the website and printed copies are available for anyone who does not have internet access. Please phone the minister or any of the elders if you would like a copy or know of anyone who would.
Like many other churches, the Church of Scotland was instructed that all gatherings for worship should cease from Wednesday 17 March 2020 until further notice. From Sunday 4 October we resumed a Sunday morning service at 11am subject to the arrangements detailed above, and Sunday worship continued to be posted on the website for those unable to attend. Due to national guidance services in the church stopped again on 20 December 2020. We are now pleased to be able to restart Sunday morning services from 28 March 2021, and details can be found on the News & Intimations page.
The Minister remains available by telephone on 01478 611 868 for information, prayers, comfort or any possible help needed.
Online daily worship is available on the SANCTUARY FIRST website.
Please contact the minister should funeral arrangements be required.
Above all, in this time of crisis, remember :
GOD IS OUR REFUGE AND OUR STRENGTH
AND EVER PRESENT HELP IN TROUBLE
So, BE STILL AND KNOW THAT HE IS GOD (Psalm 46)
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News and Intimations
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The Moderator’s message on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh: https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/articles/a-message-from-the-moderator-on-the-death-of-his-royal-highness-prince-philip-the-duke-of-edinburgh
You will no doubt be aware that under the current regulations from the Scottish Government the maximum permitted number of socially distanced worshippers at any church service is capped at a maximum of 50 persons. Last Sunday, 28 March, we reached this maximum permitted figure. While it was wonderful to have so many people […]
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We believe that our worship should be God-glorifying. relevant and Christ-centred, leading people of all ages to be brought to a saving faith in Jesus Christ; that unity and prayer are essential to the life and witness of our Church; and that all should receive a warm and caring welcome to our Church; and help and comfort given to those in need.
“Let love and faithfulness never leave you ;
bind them round your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favour and a good name
in the sight of God and man”