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 – Easter Supplement
Magazine – Spring 2020
Pulpit Fall, Portree

RSS Church of Scotland News

  • Moderator to host church-wide Pentecost service May 25, 2020
    Congregations across Scotland will be joining together—remotely—for a special Pentecost service on 31 May. Rt Rev Martin Fair will be hosting the service which will include worship, prayers, music, a sermon, Bible readings, and will...
  • Join us in praying for the nation at 7pm May 24, 2020
    The Moderator of the General Assembly invites you to join him in prayer at 7pm. Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair gives thanks to God for protecting and shielding us and providing strength to men and...
  • Sermon - waiting is a 'spiritual discipline ' May 24, 2020
    Waiting is a "spiritual discipline" that highlights our dependency on God, the Moderator of the General Assembly has said. Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair said people must trust in Him if anything "worthwhile" is to...
  • Watch the Assembly Trustees webinar May 23, 2020
    Around 1,000 people from across the country took part in a special webinar on Friday, 22 May, to learn how the Kirk's charity trustees and staff are tackling the challenges facing the Church of Scotland....

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”