COLONSAY CHURCHES - Welcome and List of Services


Don't forget to check for NEWS , which includes regular updates on matters relevant to Colonsay which have been discussed at Presbytery level. The latest update to this site was posted on 9th January 2022.

Join us by Zoom: please email byrne[AT] if you would like to join Zoom worship on Sundays until further notice, at 10.30 - 11.00 You will be very welcome - a lot of people join up to ten minutes early, for some informal chat.

We are pleased that our church building has been re-opened, although all services can still be joined live on Zoom. We are most grateful to Dr. Alastair Scouller who leads us in our Zoomed worship each week; we appreciate the chance to congregate and the turnout is very healthy - thank you, Alastair. Please contact byrne[AT] for a joining invitation.

COVID-19 UPDATE: A service is held every Sunday at 10.30 and all services are streamed live by Zoom. You are very welcome if you can attend the church in person, but you are equally welcome to attend via Zoom; for the link please contact colonsaybyrne[AT] We suggest that you log-on about 10.15 for a chance to say hello and catch up on any news! Our manse will be back in use throughout 2022 and we will once again welcome our visiting ministers and preachers. Even if the church has to be closed again due to any Covid regulations, services will still take place via Zoom..

For clarification: We have installed a simple system for Zoom which is "low-tech" but flexible enough to meet our circumstances and the requirements of all members of our congregation, even those who maintain self-isolation. We are most grateful to Colonsay Community Council and funding from MOWI Ltd, whose assistance has made this possible. Our 2022 preaching rota is given below.

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. 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 a notice-board on the church door. For any further details, please phone 01951 200320

N. B. Even if any week below is BLANKthere will still be a service, probably by Zoom. Exact details can be obtained if you get in touch, but if you attend by Zoom please just connect as usual. We are always glad to hear from ministers who might be interested in joining our circulation list for vacant dates. Please contact 01951 200320 or email .

Very important note (if you happen to be making a donation by cheque): Our bank will not credit any cheque to our account unless it is made out to this precise payee: Colonsay & Oronsay Church of Scotland. Even better, please request our BACS details.


Date Venue Church of Scotland Notable Days
Dec 24 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller Watch Night
Dec 26 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller
Jan 02 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller
Jan 09 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller
Jan 16 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller *
Jan 23 Scalasaig Martin Waddell 151121
Jan 30 Scalasaig  
Feb 06 Scalasaig  
Feb 13 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller *
Feb 20 Scalasaig Martin Waddell 151121
Feb 27 Scalasaig  
Mar 06 Scalasaig Crawford Langley 1st Sunday Lent 071021
Mar 13 Scalasaig Crawford Langley 071021
Mar 20 Scalasaig Rev. Mike Rattenbury Equinox
Mar 27 Scalasaig Rev. Carol Rattenbury Mothering Sunday; BST.
Apr 03 Scalasaig   Edward Confessor crowned 1043
Apr 10 Scalasaig Patricia Findlay Palm Sunday
EASTER Scalasaig Rev. Anne Ross
Apr 24 Scalasaig Katherine Rennie 270921
May 01 Scalasaig Katherine Rennie 270921
May 08 Scalasaig Jan Sutch Pickard 290921
May 15 Scalasaig Rev. Simon Crouch 031021
May 22 Scalasaig Rev. David Coleman 270921
May 29 Scalasaig Rev. Jason Lingiah 061021
Jun 05 Scalasaig Rev. Cliff Jackson Pentecost 071021
Jun 12 Scalasaig Rev. Cliff Jackson Trinity Sunday 071021
Jun 19 Scalasaig Rev. Philip Noble Father's Day
Jun 26 Scalasaig Martin Waddell 221021
Jul 03 Scalasaig Joyce Nicol 270921 wd swap for Apr/May
Jul 10 Scalasaig Rev. Adam Hood 221121
Jul 17 Scalasaig Rev. John Cook
Jul 24 Scalasaig Rev. Jim Begg 270921
Jul 31 Scalasaig Rev. Douglas Irving 260921
Aug 07 Scalasaig Rev. Douglas Irving 260921
Aug 14 Scalasaig Prof. Paul Nimmo 260921
Aug 21 Scalasaig
Jan Sutch Pickard
Aug 28 Scalasaig Katherine Rennie 270921
Sep 04 Scalasaig Katherine Rennie 270921
Sep 11 Scalasaig Martin Waddell 221021
Sep 18 Scalasaig Martin Waddell 221021
Sep 25 Scalasaig Rev. Richard Frazer
Oct 02 Scalasaig Crawford Langley 071021
Oct 09 Scalasaig Rev. Simon Crouch 031021
Oct 16 Scalasaig Rev. Linda Broadley
Oct 23 Scalasaig  
Oct 30 Scalasaig Rev. Barry Hughes GMT
Nov 06 Scalasaig  
Nov 13 Scalasaig   Remembrance Sunday
Nov 20 Scalasaig  
Nov 27 Scalasaig   1st Sunday Advent
Dec 04 Scalasaig  
Dec 11 Scalasaig  
Dec 18 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller
Dec 24 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller Watch Night
Dec 25 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller
Jan 01 Scalasaig   New Year

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


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