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 13th November.

Join us by Zoom: please email if you would like to join Zoom worship on Sundays, 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. Please contact for a joining invitation.

For clarification: We have installed a simple system for Zoom which is "low-tech" but flexible enough to meet our circumstances. 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 07808 586370

N. B. Even if any week below is BLANK there will still be a service. 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 07808 586370 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.


Venue: Both = in church and on Zoom; Zoom only = not using the church building

Date Venue Church of Scotland Notable Days
Dec 24 Both Dr Alastair Scouller Watch Night
Dec 26 Zoom only Dr Alastair Scouller
Jan 02 Zoom only Dr Alastair Scouller
Jan 09 Zoom only Dr Alastair Scouller
Jan 16 Both Dr Alastair Scouller *
Jan 23 Zoom only Martin Waddell 151121
Jan 30 Zoom only  
Feb 06 Zoom only  
Feb 13 Both Dr Alastair Scouller *
Feb 20 Zoom only Martin Waddell 151121
Feb 27 Zoom only  
Mar 06 Zoom only Crawford Langley 1st Sunday Lent 071021
Mar 13 Zoom only Crawford Langley 071021
Mar 20 Both Rev. Janet MacKellar Equinox
Mar 27 Both Rev. Mike Rattenbury Mothering Sunday; BST.
Apr 03 Both Rev. Carol Rattenbury Edward Confessor crowned 1043
Apr 10 Both Patricia Findlay Palm Sunday 040222
EASTER Both Joyce Nicol
Apr 24 Both Dr. Alastair Scouller  
May 01 Both Dr. Alastair Scouller  
May 08 Both Jan Sutch Pickard 290921
May 15 Both Rev. Simon Crouch 031021
May 22 Both Rev. David Coleman 270921
May 29 Both Rev. Jason Lingiah 061021
Jun 05 Both Rev. Cliff Jackson Pentecost 071021
Jun 12 Both Rev. Cliff Jackson Trinity Sunday 071021
Jun 19 Both Rev. Philip Noble Father's Day
Jun 26 Both Martin Waddell 221021
Jul 03 Both Harry Salmons 220405
Jul 10 Both Rev. Adam Hood 221121
Jul 17 Both Rev. John Cook 040222
Jul 24 Both Rev. Jim Begg 270921
Jul 31 Both Rev. Douglas Irving 260921
Aug 07 Both Rev. Douglas Irving 260921
Aug 14 Both Prof. Paul Nimmo 260921
Aug 21 Both
Jan Sutch Pickard
Aug 28 Both Katherine Rennie 270921
Sep 04 Both Katherine Rennie 270921
Sep 11 Both Martin Waddell 221021
Sep 18 Both Martin Waddell 221021
Sep 25 Both Rev. Gordon Mathew 220626
Oct 02 Both Crawford Langley 071021
Oct 09 Both Crawford Langley 250722
Oct 16 Both Rev Simon Crouch 200722
Oct 23 Both Patricia Findlay 140422
Oct 30 Both Rev. Barry Hughes GMT
Nov 06 Zoom only  
Nov 13 Zoom only   Remembrance Sunday
Nov 20 Zoom only  
Nov 27 Both   1st Sunday Advent
Dec 04 Zoom only  
Dec 11 Zoom only  
Dec 18 Zoom only Dr Alastair Scouller
Dec 24 Both Dr Alastair Scouller Watch Night
Dec 25 Zoom only Dr Alastair Scouller
Jan 01 Zoom only   New Year


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


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