Welcome to The United Diocese of Argyll and The Isles

The United Diocese of Argyll and The Isles is one of the seven historic Dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church

With two Cathedrals ~ St John the Divine, in Oban, and The Cathedral of The Isles, on the Isle of Cumbrae, the Diocese extends from Iona to Glencoe and from Lewis and the Western Isles to Kintyre and Arran.

This breathtakingly beautiful region is covered by many Episcopalian churches each offering a warm, unique welcome to worship and community

The Rt Revd Dr Keith Riglin was Consecrated on Saturday, 1st May 2021

The consecration of The Rev Canon Dr Keith Riglin as the new Bishop of Argyll & The Isles took place on Saturday 1 May in St John’s Cathedral, Oban.

Covid restrictions limited the numbers able to attend the ceremony, but the new Bishop was joined by the Primus, The Most Revd Mark Strange, other members of the College of Bishops, Diocesan clergy, and a small number of his invited friends and family.

The service was recorded and then broadcast on the Diocesan website and Facebook page.  At a later date, dependent on Covid restrictions, he will be enthroned at The Cathedral of The Isles on Cumbrae.

The College of Bishops now have a full complement of seven Bishops for the first time since 2016.

Worship in our Diocesan Churches 

We  are delighted that both Cathedrals and most of our churches are now able to offer communal 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 Provincial Worship Online  

SUNDAYS at 11am        A Weekly Provincial Eucharist   These services come in turn from each Diocese.  https://www.scotland.anglican.org/ and can be seen via YouTube or Facebook.

SUNDAYS at 7pm          #prayerforhope     Many light candles in a window and pray for those affected by Covid-19, for hope and new life.


Lay Training – Vocations Video 

Watch the video produced by our Mission Enablers, Dr Ros Brett and Dr Chris Brett, for “Vocations Sunday” held in April



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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