A Parish of the R.C. Diocese of Argyll and the Isles Charitable Trust | A registered Scottish Charity, number SC002876
The Church building in Portree was provided by the MacDonald Family who had a farmhouse on the site of the present car park.
The house had a Chapel which was large enough to accommodate the very few Catholics in Skye at that time. However, as the house fell into disrepair the land was gifted to the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. Some of it was subsequently sold to the Local Authority and that is why the Church is now surrounded by houses. The parcel of land where the Church now is remains in the hands of the Diocese. The original Church was built in the early 1960’s and was of very simple construction. However the inside of the Church had a spiritual quality which was maintained over the years by the parishioners.
Since ???? the Eucharist has also been celebrated each week in the Church of St. Maolrubha in Broadford for people who live in the South of the Island.
This is a lovely new Church situated in a converted building gifted to the Diocese by Anthony and Jane Wilcken.
The Church is located at the head of the Pier, accessed by the road which is signposted to the Youth Hostel.
Interior, St. Mary's, Portree
Interior, St. Maolrubha's, Broadford