Both congregations of the Associated Presbyterian Church (APC) in Skye and Harris have agreed to become one congregation on condition that Rev Dr Wayne Pearce of the APC Lairg and Rogart Congregation becomes minister of the joint charge.
Dr Pearce has accepted a call from both former congregations and is expected to be inducted at a public service to be held next Saturday, 12 December at 12 noon in the Church of Scotland, Portree, by kind permission.
Dr Pearce will officiate at preaching stations in Portree, Dunvegan and Seilebost in Harris. He will travel to Harris every second weekend of each month, weather permitting and God willing. Dr Pearce, his wife Margaret, and their three children intend to take up residence soon at Arnisort, near Edinbane, Skye