Members of Lewis Presbytery of the Church of Scotland with Rev Gordon Macleod and Rev Dougie Wolf seated (Photo by D I Macarthur).

Over a two week period in late January / early February, Lewis Presbytery of the Church of Scotland ordained two new ministers.  

On 20 January, Rev Gordon Macleod was ordained to the ministry and set aside to Chaplaincy and has since joined NHS Western Isles as a part-time chaplain in the Western Isles Hospital.  

On 3 February, Rev Dougie Wolf was ordained to Ministry and inducted to Barvas Church of Scotland where he succeeds Rev Paul Amed who retired in 2015.

Memorable services were held in Martin’s Memorial Church of Scotland and Barvas Church of Scotland respectively to mark the ordination and setting aside of Gordon and the ordination and induction of Dougie.

Both Gordon and Dougie belong to Martin’s Memorial Church of Scotland and journeyed together through the rigorous assessment, selection and training regime set out by the Church of Scotland for its ministers.  

With a further two candidates for Ministry in training at the moment, Lewis Presbytery gives thanks to God that He is continuing to provide workers for the harvest.