COLONSAY CHURCHES - Welcome and List of Services


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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

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: Our church building was re-opened in accordance with guidelines as of 20th September. Only a very few people can attend, but for details please contact byrne[at] . As far as regular worship is concerned, we intend to continue with the very successful Zoom services conducted by Dr Alastair Scouller. Our manse we will back in use for 2021 and we will once again welcome our visiting ministers and preachers. We intend to make arrangements so that services will continue to be shared by wifi, and even if the church has to be closed again it will be possible to lead worship from the manse..

For clarification: we had to close our manse in late March, pending clarification as to the dangers of Covid-19, and it is currently in use as emergency housing until early December. It will then return to normal use and we intend to have regular worship in 2021, with visiting ministers and preachers, according to the "new norm". We are actively developing a simple system that will be very "low-tech" but which will be flexible enough to meet changing circumstances and which will include all members of our congregation, even those who maintain self-isolation. We have "rolled forward" the draft preaching rota and we hope that we can confirm the details during December

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 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 .

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. Even better, please request our BACS details.


Date Venue Church of Scotland  
Jan 03 Scalasaig    
Jan 10 Scalasaig    
Jan 17 Scalasaig    
Jan 24 Scalasaig    
Jan 31 Scalasaig    
Feb 07 Scalasaig    
Feb 14 Scalasaig    
Feb 21 Scalasaig    
Feb 28 Scalasaig Geoffrey Hinder 1/7/20
Mar 07 Scalasaig Crawford Langley 1/7/20
Mar 14 Scalasaig    
Mar 21 Scalasaig Rev. Mike Rattenbury
Mar 28 Scalasaig    
EASTER Scalasaig    
Apr 11 Scalasaig    
Apr 18 Scalasaig Rev. Anne Ross
Apr 25 Scalasaig Katherine Rennie
May 02 Scalasaig Katherine Rennie
May 09 Scalasaig Jan Sutch Pickard
May 16 Scalasaig Rev. Simon Crouch
May 23 Scalasaig Rev. David Coleman
May 30 Scalasaig Rev. Jason Lingiah 12/8/20
Jun 06 Scalasaig Rev. Cliff Jackson 1/7/20
Jun 13 Scalasaig Rev. Cliff Jackson 1/7/20
Jun 20 Scalasaig Rev. Philip Noble  
Jun 27 Scalasaig    
Jul 04 Scalasaig Joyce Nicol
Jul 11 Scalasaig Martin Waddell
Jul 18 Scalasaig Rev. John Cook
Jul 25 Scalasaig Rev. Jim Begg 1/7/20
Aug 01 Scalasaig Prof. Paul Nimmo 1/7/20
Aug 08 Scalasaig Rev. Douglas Irving  
Aug 15 Scalasaig Rev. Douglas Irving  
Aug 22 Scalasaig Jan Sutch Pickard
Aug 29 Scalasaig Katherine Rennie
Sep 05 Scalasaig Katherine Rennie
Sep 12 Scalasaig Martin Waddell
Sep 19 Scalasaig Martin Waddell
Sep 26 Scalasaig Rev. Richard Frazer?  
Oct 03 Scalasaig Rev. Barry Hughes  
Oct 10 Scalasaig Rev. Simon Crouch
Oct 17 Scalasaig    
Oct 24 Scalasaig Geoffrey Hinder 1/7/20
Oct 31 Scalasaig    
Nov 07 Scalasaig    
Nov 14 Scalasaig    
Nov 21 Scalasaig    
Nov 28 Scalasaig    
Dec 05 Scalasaig    
Dec 12 Scalasaig Geoffrey Hinder 1/7/20
Dec 19 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller  
Dec 24 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller  
Dec 26 Scalasaig    


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


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