Duirinish Free Church is a congregation in the North-West Skye, covering the areas around Glendale, Waternish, and Dunvegan.
We are here to be a gospel witness in the local community, and to provide fellowship and teaching to individual Christians and families in the area, with a reformed and presbyterian character. We are gathered together through trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, looking to grow in this trust through learning from the Bible.
Presbyterian churches are found throughout the world, and our congregation reflects this, having an international character with members from several different countries.
Our aim is to emphasize our need to know God and the Lord Jesus Christ in a personal relationship. Guided only by the Bible, God’s own Word, we trust in the work of Jesus, who lived obediently, died on the cross, and rose again. He can be the only hope for any of us, to be saved out of a life dominated by sin – that leads to death – and to live for God instead.
We are a congregation of the Free Church of Scotland, an evangelical, reformed and presbyterian denomination which has existed since 1843. The Free Church has more than a hundred churches in Scotland, supports missionary work at home and throughout the world, and has connection with many other evangelical and reformed churches. It has a Theological College in Edinburgh (Edinburgh Theological Seminary), and organises many conferences and youth camps each year.
We love having visitors to our services, to share in worshipping God, and to encourage one another “to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:25), so we look forward to seeing you.
About our church services
Some points may help to prepare you if you are not used to the way we do things in our church services:
- the songs we use are the Psalms of the Bible, arranged for our Western style of singing (metrical)
- we sing without musical instruments – a ‘Precentor’ leads us instead
- our song-book (given to you at the door) has two full sets of Psalms – the front half of the book is a new edition (2003), while the back half has an edition from 1650, which has been used all through the years between. So we also give the page numbers to help you find them
- We usually stand up for singing, and sit for prayer
- If you wish to worship God by making a gift, we have a plate for offerings, near the door. This goes to the work of His church