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We very much regret that Covid-19 has closed our church building, but are most grateful to Dr. Alastair Scouller who leads us in our virtual gatherings each week; we appreciate the chance to congregate and the turnout is very healthy - thank you, Alastair.
Funeral of the late Lady Patricia Strathcona R.I.P. Owing to Corvid-19 restrictions, only four family members could attend, but the hearse followed a route that permitted us all to say farewell. A film can be seen at https://vimeo.com/408619399/4adf8c7545
COVID-19 UPDATE: On 9th June 2020, the church building remains closed until further notice although it will be re-opened for private worship in accordance with guidelines as soon as possible. We think it is very unlikely that normal ferry services to Colonsay will re-open before August 1st, and probably not before the end of October.
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.
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. If any week below is BLANK it means that there may be no service, but any change will be posted on the church door and at the Post Office/Shop notice board. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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
Covid-19 coronavirus: services have been cancelled as indicated below and subject to further decision at a later date; unfortunately the church itself has had to be CLOSED even for private prayer or contemplation. The ruined chapels at Kilchattan and An Gleann are both consecrated places that remain available for private visits, following the Covid-19 guidelines. Feel free to contact the church at any time - these are testing times and members of the congregation are ready to give support if needed - contact the Session Clerk (as above) in the first instance.
COLONSAY JOINT CHURCHES 2020
|Date||Venue||Church of Scotland||Notable Days|
|Jan 05||Scalasaig||Dr Alastair Scouller||Twelfth Night|
|Jan 12||Scalasaig||~||Baptism of the Lord|
|Jan 19||Scalasaig||Dr Alastair Scouller||World Religion Day|
|Jan 26||Scalasaig||Dr Alastair Scouller|
|Feb 02||Scalasaig||~||Presentation of the Lord|
|Feb 09||Scalasaig||~||Septuagesima Sunday|
|Feb 16||Scalasaig||Dr Alastair Scouller||Sexagesima Sunday|
|Feb 23||Scalasaig||~||Quinquagesima Sunday|
|Mar 01||Scalasaig||Geoffrey Hinder||Quadragesima Sunday|
|Mar 08||Scalasaig||Crawford Langley||2nd Sunday in Lent|
|Mar 15||Scalasaig||~||3rd Sunday in Lent|
|Jul 05||Scalasaig||Joyce Nicol||Church closed?|
|Jul 12||Scalasaig||Martin Waddell||Church closed?|
|Jul 19||Scalasaig||Rev. John Cook||Church closed?|
|Jul 26||Scalasaig||Prof. Paul Nimmo||Church closed?|
|Aug 02||Scalasaig||Rev. Douglas Irving||Position uncertain|
|Aug 09||Scalasaig||Rev. Douglas Irving||Position uncertain|
|Aug 16||Scalasaig||Rev. Jim Begg||Position uncertain|
Jan Sutch Pickard
|Aug 30||Scalasaig||Katherine Rennie||Position uncertain|
|Sep 06||Scalasaig||Katherine Rennie||Position uncertain|
|Sep 13||Scalasaig||Martin Waddell||Position uncertain|
|Sep 20||Scalasaig||Martin Waddell||Position uncertain|
|Sep 27||Scalasaig||Rev Philipp Ross||Position uncertain|
|Oct 04||Scalasaig||Rev. Barry Hughes||Position uncertain|
|Oct 11||Scalasaig||Rev. Linda Broadley||Position uncertain|
|Oct 18||Scalasaig||Rev. Linda Broadley||Position uncertain|
|Oct 25||Scalasaig||Geoffrey Hinder||Position uncertain|
|Nov 08||Scalasaig||Rev. Brian Wilkinson||Remembrance|
|Nov 15||Scalasaig||Rev. Brian Wilkinson|
|Nov 22||Scalasaig||Christ the King|
|Nov 29||Scalasaig||1st Sunday Advent|
|Dec 06||Scalasaig||St. Nicholas Day|
|Dec 13||Scalasaig||Geoffrey Hinder||3rd Sunday Advent|
|Dec 20||Scalasaig||Dr Alastair Scouller||Human Solidarity Day|
|Dec 24||Scalasaig||Dr Alastair Scouller||Watch Night|
|Dec 27||Scalasaig||Dr Alastair Scouller||Holy Family|
Provisional details for 2021 may be found here, very provisionally ...
The Church of Scotland parish of Colonsay and Oronsay (No. 211300) is a registered Scottish Charity No: SC031271