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You are very welcome to this website, which reflects Christianity as it exists in Colonsay today and which is not restricted to any one denomination. The site includes information and news about the living faith in Colonsay, but we hope that it will also grow to include plenty of information about the history and development of Christianity locally. In particular, we hope that this site will help to forge and maintain a bond between the island and its diaspora, the descendants of those very many people who left its shore to found a new and successful life elsewhere.

Colonsay is remarkably ecumenical and local congregations of the Baptist Church and the Church of Scotland habitually participate in joint worship, which is held each Sunday at 11.30 in the parish church at Scalasaig. Until autumn 2016 we alternated between the two church buildings, but the Baptist Church building is now reserved for special occasions, and is still available for weddings and funerals. Traditional Baptist Church weeks are in normal text below, and the traditional Church of Scotland weeks are emboldened.

Please note that everyone is welcome, and please do not hesitate to bring your children - the congregation will normally include persons from a variety of traditions, including the Anglican, Episcopalian, Methodist and Roman Catholic faiths. The schedule is given below - everything else can be reached from the links above. Services are also flagged-up upon the notice-boards at the shop and Old Waiting-room. For any further details, please phone 01951 200320

N.B. We are always glad to hear from ministers who might be interested in joining our circulation list for vacant dates. Please contact either church or email .

Very important note (if you happen to be making a donation by cheque): The Bank of Scotland will not credit any cheque to our account unless it is made out to this precise payee: Colonsay & Oronsay Church of Scotland


Date Venue Church of Scotland Baptist Preachers
Dec 24 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller Watch Night
Dec 30 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller  
Jan 06 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller  
Jan 13 Scalasaig Rev. Liz Gibson  
Jan 20 Scalasaig Rev. Liz Gibson  
Jan 27 Scalasaig No service  
Feb 03 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller  
Feb 10 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller  
Feb 17 Scalasaig Rev. Paul Beautyman  
Feb 24 Scalasaig Geoffrey Hinder  
Mar 03 Scalasaig No service  
Mar 10 Scalasaig Dr. Roderick Campbell (Presb.Moderator)
Mar 17 Scalasaig Rev David Coleman  
Mar 24 Scalasaig Rev. Mike Rattenbury  
Mar 31 Scalasaig Crawford Langley  
Apr 07 Scalasaig Rev Mackinnon > Rev J Mackinnon
Apr 14 Scalasaig Rev. Brian Wilkinson  
EASTER Scalasaig Rev Brian Wilkinson  
Apr 28 Scalasaig Katherine Rennie  
May 05 Scalasaig Simon Crouch  
May 12 Scalasaig Jan Sutch Pickard Andrea Mill
May 19 Scalasaig Jan Sutch Pickard  
May 26 Scalasaig CofS manse vacant Rev Richard Lewis
Jun 02 Scalasaig Rev Cliff Jackson  
Jun 09 Scalasaig Rev Cliff Jackson Gwen Taylor
Jun 16 Scalasaig Very Rev K Holdsworth Rev Andrew Rollinson
Jun 23 Scalasaig CofS manse vacant Rev Andrew Rollinson
Jun 30 Scalasaig Joyce Nicol Rev Philip Noble
Jul 07 Scalasaig Joyce Nicol Rev Philip Noble
Jul 14 Scalasaig Martin Waddell Rev David Humphries
Jul 21 Scalasaig Rev John Cook  
Jul 28 Scalasaig Prof Paul Nimmo Rev Ken Naquin
Aug 04 Scalasaig Rev Jim Begg Rev Reuben Martin
Aug 11 Scalasaig Rev. Douglas Irving Rev John Claydon
Aug 18 Scalasaig Rev. Douglas Irving Rev Carol Murray
Aug 25 Scalasaig
Rev Richard Frazer
Rev Marion Carson
Sep 01 Scalasaig Katherine Rennie  
Sep 08 Scalasaig Katherine Rennie Rev Pete Spence
Sep 15 Scalasaig Martin Waddell Rev David Smith
Sep 22 Scalasaig Martin Waddell  
Sep 29 Scalasaig Crawford Langley  
Oct 06 Scalasaig No service  
Oct 13 Scalasaig Patricia Findlay  
Oct 20 Scalasaig Patricia Findlay  
Oct 27 Scalasaig Rev Simon Crouch  
Nov 03 Scalasaig No service  
Nov 10 Scalasaig Dr. Alastair Scouller Remembrance
Nov 17 Scalasaig Rev. Philip Noble  
Nov 24 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller  
Dec 01 Scalasaig No service  
Dec 08 Scalasaig No service  
Dec 15 Scalasaig Geoffrey Hinder  
Dec 22 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller  
Dec 24 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller Watch Night
Dec 29 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller  

Provisional details for 2020 may be found here

The Church of Scotland parish of Colonsay and Oronsay (No. 211300) is a registered Scottish Charity No: SC031271


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