Three newly licensed ministers are set to be ordained and inducted to Free Church
congregations in the Western Isles this month.
The dates for the events were agreed at a meeting of the Western Isles Presbytery
Next Friday Rev David Macdonald will be inducted as as assistant minister of Back
Free Church. At 25, he is the youngest of the three ministers and is married to Jayne.
The following Tuesday, Rev Paul Murray will be ordained as pastor of the Kinloch
congregation. Mr Murray and his wife Amanda have two young children, Mairi Belle
and Eilidh Ceit.
Rev Mark Macleod becomes the new minister at Leverburgh Free Church on Wednesday
30th. Mr . MacLeod is married to Eilidh and they have two children, Seumas and Kate.
Meanwhile, minister of the South Uist and Benbecula congregation, Rev Neil Lachie
Macdonald, is heading off to Ullapool after accepting a call from the congregation
there. His induction is expected to take place in September.
The post has been vacant since Rev Alasdair Macleod was appointed as pastor of Smithton
Free Church in Inverness.