Portree Parish Church

A welcoming congregation

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.



Like many other churches, the Church of Scotland has been instructed that all gatherings for worship should cease from Wednesday 17 March 2020 until further notice. During this period of crisis, 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.

The minister should be contacted first where funeral arrangements are required. Current instruction from the Church of Scotland is that NO FUNERAL SERVICES SHOULD TAKE PLACE IN THE CHURCH.

Above all, in this time of crisis, remember :



So, BE STILL AND KNOW THAT HE IS GOD (Psalm 46)                                                                                  

The Minister

Skye Community Response

News and Intimations

Magazine – Pentecost 2020
Pulpit Fall, Portree

RSS Church of Scotland News

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  • Scottish churches join call to pray on Sunday July 30, 2020
    This Sunday (2 August), Christians across Scotland will once again join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As with previous weeks during lockdown and the phased easing of restrictions, 14...
  • People with "lived experience" must help craft solutions to social problems July 30, 2020
    An anti-poverty campaigner has urged the Scottish Government to directly involve people with "lived experience" in all decision making around tackling inequality. Rev Dr Martin Johnstone said he would introduce the rule at meetings if...
  • Time is running out to nominate the next Moderator July 29, 2020
    Very Rev Colin Sinclair, former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and Convener of the Nominations Committee, has called on church members to put forward their nominations for the next Moderator....

Mission Statement

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”