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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 28th September 2021.

Join us by Zoom: please email byrne[AT]colonsay.org.uk 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]colonsay.org.uk for a joining invitation.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Our church building was re-opened in accordance with guidelines as of 20th September 2020. Only a very few people can attend, but for details please contact byrne[at]colonsay.org.uk . As far as regular worship is concerned, we intend to continue with the very successful Zoom services as conducted throughout 2020 by Dr Alastair Scouller. Our manse 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 Zoom, and even if the church has to be closed again it will be possible to lead worship from the manse. Where Covid causes doubt (in chart below) services will still take place, by Zoom and possibly in the church itself, details will be posted up locally.

For clarification: We are actively researching a simple system for Zoom 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. Our 2021 rota is given below; it may have to be tweaked but we do hope that our manse will be in use again just as soon as regulations and prudence permit.

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 that would be very unusual. Revised details can be obtained as follows, 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 byrne@colonsay.org.uk .

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.

COLONSAY JOINT CHURCHES 2021

Date Venue Church of Scotland  
Jan 03 Scalasaig Dr. Alastair Scouller by zoom
Jan 10 Scalasaig Dr. Alastair Scouller by zoom
Jan 17 Scalasaig Dr. Alastair Scouller by zoom
Jan 24 Scalasaig Martin Waddell by zoom
Jan 31 Scalasaig Dr. Alastair Scouller by zoom
Feb 07 Scalasaig Dr. Alastair Scouller by zoom
Feb 14 Scalasaig Dr. Alastair Scouller by zoom
Feb 21 Scalasaig Martin Waddell by zoom
Feb 28 Scalasaig
Geoffrey Hinder
by zoom
Mar 07 Scalasaig
Crawford Langley
by zoom
Mar 14 Scalasaig
Crawford Langley
by zoom
Mar 21 Scalasaig
Rev. Mike Rattenbury
by zoom
Mar 28 Scalasaig
Rev Carol Rattenbury
by zoom
EASTER Scalasaig
Rev. Cliff Jackson
by zoom
Apr 11 Scalasaig
Dr. Alastair Scouller
by zoom
Apr 18 Scalasaig Rev. Anne Ross
by zoom 24/02/21
Apr 25 Scalasaig Dr. Alastair Scouller
by zoom
May 02 Scalasaig Dr. Alastair Scouller
by zoom
May 09 Scalasaig Jan Sutch Pickard
by zoom 27/02/21
May 16 Scalasaig Rev. Simon Crouch
confirmed 27/02/21
May 23 Scalasaig Rev. David Coleman
confirmed 26/02/21
May 30 Scalasaig Rev. Jason Lingiah
confirmed 28/03/21
Jun 06 Scalasaig Rev. Cliff Jackson
confirmed 20/02/21
Jun 13 Scalasaig Rev. Cliff Jackson
confirmed 20/02/21
Jun 20 Scalasaig Rev. Philip Noble  
Jun 27 Scalasaig Revs. P and A Ross
confirmed 20/02/21
Jul 04 Scalasaig Joyce Nicholl
by Zoom?
Jul 11 Scalasaig Martin Waddell
28/11/20
Jul 18 Scalasaig Rev. John Cook
2/12/20
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
30/04/21
Aug 29 Scalasaig Katherine Rennie
28/11/20
Sep 05 Scalasaig Katherine Rennie
28/11/20
Sep 12 Scalasaig Martin Waddell
28/11/20
Sep 19 Scalasaig Martin Waddell
28/11/20
Sep 26 Scalasaig Rev. Richard Frazer
14/01/21
Oct 03 Scalasaig Crawford Langley
Oct 10 Scalasaig Rev. Simon Crouch
1/12/20
Oct 17 Scalasaig
Dr. A Scouller
Roofing Repairs
Oct 24 Scalasaig Dr. A Scouller
zoom only
Oct 31 Scalasaig Rev. Barry Hughes
30/04/21
Nov 07 Scalasaig Dr. A Scouller
zoom only
Nov 14 Scalasaig Dr. A Scouller Remembrance
Nov 21 Scalasaig Roland & Jacqueline Bean [at The Whins]
27/10/21
Nov 28 Scalasaig Dr. A Scouller zoom only
Dec 05 Scalasaig    
Dec 12 Scalasaig    
Dec 19 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller  
Dec 24 Scalasaig Dr Alastair Scouller  
Dec 26 Scalasaig    

Link to first draft of 2022 Rota is here

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

 

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