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.

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 :



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

The Minister

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Skye Community Response

News and Intimations

Minister's Messages

Magazine – Christmas 2020
Pulpit Fall, Portree

RSS Church of Scotland News

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  • Scottish Christians join together in prayer this Sunday January 14, 2021
    This Sunday (17 January), as restrictions tighten across Scotland, Christians around the country – and further afield – will join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As with previous weeks...
  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity to begin January 13, 2021
    Beginning on Monday 18 January, churches around the world will mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity over eight days. This year's worship materials have been created by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in...

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”