A Western Isles minister has been selected to be the next moderator of the Free Church
of Scotland (Continuing).
Rev David Blunt, minister of the North Uist and Grimsay congregation takes up his
duties at denomination’s general assembly in May.
Born in Essex in 1958 and brought up in Hampshire, Mr Blunt studied Environmental
Science at the University College of Wales, which was followed by research at Dundee
Sensing a call to the gospel ministry, he attended the Free Church College for three
years as a private student.
In 2000 he was inducted by the Free Church Continuing as an evangelist / church planter
in Aberdeen. Seven years later he accepted a call to the North Uist and Grimsay congregation.
He has served both as a presbytery clerk and clerk to assembly committees.
Editor of the denominational magazine Free Church Witness since 2017, Mr Blunt is
also the the author of Presbyterianism, published by the Free Church (Continuing),
and of Which Bible Version: Does it Really Matter?, published by the Trinitarian
He is married to Sybil from Point in Lewis and enjoys reading, walking and gardening.