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.
Following the translation of Bishop Kevin to the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway, our Diocese has entered an Episcopal Vacancy. The Electoral Synod and Preparatory Committee have met, and nominations are now invited. Details can be found on the Vacancies page of our website. You will also find the Diocesan Description, which shares the hopes of each of our churches as we continue to share the light of Christ. We invite you to pray with us at this time:
Almighty God, the giver of every good gift; pour out your blessings upon Primus Mark, and all who will walk the path of discernment in seeking our next Bishop.Grant your spirit of wisdom and understanding; that we may be guided to the choice of one who will minister before you to the glory of your holy name, the good government of the people of this Diocese and the welfare of our Province and the whole Church. Inspire us by your Spirit and guide us on our journey to reimagine your Church to your glory and for the furtherance of your Kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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 oursleves 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.
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
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|