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 Welcome to The United Diocese of Argyll and The Isles

Argyll and The Isles is one of the seven historic Dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church.  With Cathedrals in Oban and on the Isle of Cumbrae, the Diocese extends from Iona as far inland as Glencoe and from Lewis and the Western Isles south to Kintyre and Arran. This breathtakingly beautiful region is covered by many Episcopalian churches, each offering a warm welcome with its own unique character.

 

New Bishop Consecration Date
Saturday, 1st May 2021

for Bishop-Elect Keith, 2pm in St John’s Cathedral, Oban.

The consecration of The Rev Canon Dr Keith Riglin as the new Bishop of Argyll & The Isles is to take place on Saturday 1 May at St John’s Cathedral, Oban, starting at 2pm.
Covid restrictions will limit the numbers able to attend the ceremony, but the new Bishop will be joined by the Primus, The Most Rev Mark Strange, other members of the College of Bishops, Diocesan clergy, and a small number of his invited friends and family.

Members of all local charges and others from across the province and beyond will be invited to attend via a live stream of the ceremony. Anyone who would like to join online should make their request to the Diocesan office by Wednesday 28 April at          office@argyll.anglican.org

The service will also be recorded and then broadcast on the Diocesan website and Facebook page over the weekend.

The new Bishop will celebrate and preach at St John’s Cathedral on Sunday 2 May. At a later date, dependent on Covid restrictions, he will be enthroned at The Cathedral of The Isles on Cumbrae.
In January this year, Canon Riglin was selected by the Electoral Synod from a short-list of three candidates, to fill the vacancy brought about by the translation of the Rt Rev Kevin Pearson to the Diocese of Glasgow & Galloway last year.
The College of Bishops will now have a full complement of seven Bishops for the first time since 2016.

Worship in our Churches ~ Emerging from Lockdown  

We  are delighted that both Cathedrals and some of our churches are now able to offer worship whilst abiding by all the restrictions to ensure that we keep ourselves and those with us as safe as possible. Please contact individual churches to find out their times of worship. The full Provincial guidelines can be found at  https://www.scotland.anglican.org/coronavirus-updates/

Weekly Worship online

Whilst many can return to communal worship, many of our churches continue to offer online services. Our Province is also maintaining weekly worship from around our churches and Cathedrals across Scotland.

EVERY SUNDAY 11am ~ Provincial Eucharist   A recorded service – the video is accessed through  https://www.scotland.anglican.org/ and can be seen via YouTube or Facebook. Phone access is also available. 

EVERY SUNDAY  7pm ~ #prayerforhope     Many light a candle in a window and pray for those affected by Covid-19, for hope and new life. 

EVERY THURSDAY  6.30pm ~ Provincial Service of the Word  The video for this recorded srevice is accessed through YouTube or Facebook (or by phone) from the link above. 

 

Website Updating

We apologise that some pages are not up to date but we are working on them.

Current Information & Daily Prayers

Daily Prayer from the Scottish Episcopal Church provincial website here

Prayer Cycle

The Argyll and The Isles Diocesan Weekly Prayer Cycle is here

The Scottish Episcopal Institute prayer diary can be downloaded   here

 The current Argyll and The Isles Newsletter is available here

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