KNOCK & POINT
- Date Inducted: 2015
The Knock congregation began with the Parliamentary Church built at Knock in 1829, with the charge being declared quoad sacra in 1833. After the Disruption the centre of worship of the newly-formed Free Church congregation was established at Garrabost, but the congregation retained the name of ‘Knock’ Free Church.
A new church building was completed in 1886, and the congregation worshipped there until deprived of the building in 1900 after the Union Controversy. The congregation built another church in 1902, made up mostly of corrugated iron, and called by the locals ‘The Iron Church’. The original stone church had fallen into disrepair when it was returned to the congregation and as a result the congregation continued to worship in the Iron Church until 1924, when it was decided that rather than repair the Iron Church, the stone church would be restored.
The Point congregation was disjoined from Knock and established as a separate charge in 1963. The first minister, Rev John MacSween, was inducted in 1966.
The ministers of both the Knock and Point congregations in 2000 did not associate themselves with the Reconstitution of the Free Church.
At the October 2000 Commission of Assembly the congregations of Knock and Point were consolidated into a single charge.
The congregation has built a new place of worship which was opened in April 2012.
4th Sabbath in April and 4th Sabbath in October.
- 25c Swordale
- Isle of Lewis
- HS2 0BP
- United Kingdom
- 01851 870243