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
08 January 2021
Due to national guidance on preventing the spread of Covid we regret there will be no Sunday morning services in the church until further notice.
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. However due to new national guidance on 19 December it was decided that after the Fourth Sunday in Advent service on 20 December 2020 that there should be no further services in the church until 17 January 2021. However the latest restrictions mean there will be no services in the church until further notice. 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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Regrettably due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic there will be no Watchnight or New Year’s Day services held in the church this year. However, a video recorded service will be posted on the church website on Christmas Eve. This video will contain all aspects of our traditional service – Readings, carols, Minister’s Christmas message, lighting […]
I LOVE THE LORD, FOR HE HEARD MY VOICE; HE HEARD MY CRY FOR MERCY. BECAUSE HE TURNED HIS EAR TO ME, I WILL CALL ON HIM AS LONG AS I LIVE. (Psalm 116: 1-2) WECOME TO OUR SUNDAY MORNING WEB-WORSHIP OPENING HYMN: (CH-13) – LIGHT OF THE ANXIOUS HEART, Jesus, Thou dost […]
I WILL TELL OF THE KINDNESSES OF THE LORD, THE DEEDS FOR WHICH HE IS TO BE PRAISED, ACCORDING TO ALL THE LORD HAS DONE FOR US… (Isaiah 63: 7a) WELCOME TO OUR SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP. OPENING HYMN (CH-11): – JESUS, STAND AMONG US in Thy risen power; let this time of worship […]
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”