Rev Calum Smith Ordained & Inducted

Date: Saturday, 08 November 2014
Author: Rev Richard R Ross
A crowd of well over 150 joined the Presbytery of Skye and Lochcarron for the Ordination and Induction of Rev Calum Smith to Bracadale and Duirinish last night in Portree. The Rev A J MacInnes (Lochalsh and Strath) presided and preached from Johsua 1:1-2.
 
After the Clerk had read the narrative, the Rev Calum Smith answered the questions and signed the Formula. He was then ordained and inducted to the pastoral charge of Bracadale and Duirinish with prayer and the laying on of hands by the Presbytery, along with Rev G Craig, Rev J Clark, Rev HJT Woods, Rev G MacDonald, Rev J Gracie and Rev D Blunt, who were associated with the Presbytery for the evening.
 
The Rev M A N Macleod (Snizort) then addressed the new minister from Proverbs 27:23, and the Rev R Ross (Portree) addressed the congregation from 1 Corinthians 12: 14-26. The service of worship was concluded with the signing of Psalm 126, and the Benediction.
 
The congregation then retired to Portree Community Centre, where the ladies of the Presbytery had prepared a sumptuous feast. After Mr Murdo Smith (Stornoway) had given thanks for the food, the reception began.
 
Presentations were made to the minister, his wife and family by some of the congregation. Rev Smith asked Rev G Craig, Rev J Clark and Rev R Kemp to speak. The evening was brought to a close by worship being led by the minister Rev C Smith.