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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-board at the shop. 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 .


Date Venue Church of Scotland Baptist Church
Jan 1 Scalasaig Mike Rattenbury  
Jan 8 Scalasaig Rev. Liz Gibson  
Jan 15 Scalasaig Rev. Liz Gibson  
Jan 22 Scalasaig    
Jan 29 Scalasaig    
Feb 5 Scalasaig    
Feb 12 Scalasaig Alastair Scouller  
Feb 19 Scalasaig Alastair Scouller  
Feb 26 Scalasaig Geoffrey Hinder  
Mar 5 Scalasaig Rev. Liz Gibson  
Mar 12 Scalasaig Rev. Liz Gibson  
Mar 19 Scalasaig Alastair Scouller  
Mar 26 Scalasaig Alastair Scouller  
Apr 2 Scalasaig ~  
Apr 9 Scalasaig Barry Hughes Rev Reuben Martin
EASTER Scalasaig Rev Mitchell Bunting  
Apr 23 Scalasaig Katherine Rennie  
Apr 30 Scalasaig Katherine Rennie  
May 7 Scalasaig Jan Sutch Pickard  
May 14 Scalasaig Jan Sutch Pickard  
May 21 Scalasaig Rev Scott Burton  
May 28 Scalasaig Rev Cliff Jackson Rev Graeme Clark
Jun 4 Scalasaig Valerie Mitchell J & S Lamond
Jun 11 Scalasaig   Andrea & Robt. Mill
Jun 18 Scalasaig Myrtle Gillies  
Jun 25 Scalasaig Joyce Nicol  
Jul 2 Scalasaig Rev Brian Wilkinson  
Jul 9 Scalasaig Rev Brian Wilkinson Rev Philip Noble
Jul 16 Scalasaig Rev John Cook Rev Ian Birch
Jul 23 Scalasaig Rev John Cook Rev Ian Birch
Jul 30 Scalasaig Rev Mike Rattenbury Andy Bell
Aug 6 Scalasaig Rev Mike Rattenbury Rev Brian More
Aug 13 Scalasaig Rev Gerald Gardiner Rev Richard Shorter
Aug 20 Scalasaig Rev Gerald Gardiner Rev Phil Barnard
Aug 27 Scalasaig Rev Liz Gibson Rev Alan Berry
Sep 3 Scalasaig Katherine Rennie  
Sep 10 Scalasaig Rev. Douglas Irving  
Sep 17 Scalasaig Martin Waddell Rev Pete Spence
Sep 24 Scalasaig Martin Waddell Rev Pete Spence
Oct 1 Scalasaig Geoffrey Hinder  
Oct 8 Scalasaig    
Oct 15 Scalasaig Linda Broadley  
Oct 22 Scalasaig Linda Broadley  
Oct 29 Scalasaig    
Nov 5 Scalasaig Rev. Liz Gibson  
Nov 12 Scalasaig Rev. Liz Gibson Remembrance
Nov 19 Scalasaig    
Nov 26 Scalasaig Alastair Scouller  
Dec 3 Scalasaig    
Dec 10 Scalasaig    
Dec 17 Scalasaig    
Dec 24 Scalasaig Alastair Scouller Christmas Watchnight
Dec 31 Scalasaig Alastair Scouller  

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


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