Office Bearers

As with all Presbyterian congregations, there are two Courts that regulate the affairs of the congregation. They are the Kirk Session (comprised of the Minister and the Elders) – who are responsible for the spiritual well-being of the Congregation, and the Deacons’ Court (comprised of the Minister, Elders, and Deacons) – who are responsible for the financial aspects of the congregation.


When the congregations were established by the Presbytery, there were only two Elders in the Knock congregation with the Moderator. They were: Rev Kenneth Smith (Moderator), along with Messrs Alexander Macleod, and Angus Macleod. In the Point congregation, there was only one Elder (Mr Donald John Mackenzie) with two Deacons (Messrs Donald Buchanan and William Macleod). On 26th October 2000, it was unanimously agreed by both congregations to join in union under the name of Knock and Point Free Church (Continuing). In November 2001 Mr Calum Macleod was ordained as a Deacon and subsequently as an elder. In December 2008 Mr Neil Ferguson was ordained to the Eldership (having previously been an Elder in the Church of Scotland) and remained an Elder until he moved back to his family home in Skye in October 2010. In March 2016 Mr William Macleod was admitted to the Eldership and Mr John Maclean was ordained as a Deacon.


Office Bearers in 2022:

Mr Donald Buchanan (Elder/Church Officer)

Mr Calum Macleod (Elder/Clerk to the Deacons’ Court/Sabbath School Superintendent)

Mr Donald Macleod (Deacon)

Rev. Iain Smith, Rtd., (Interim Moderator / Session Clerk)

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