A Brief History of the Diocese

The present United Diocese was formed in 1847 – a brief history of Scottish Episcopalianism in Argyll and The Isles

Who’s who

A directory of Argyll and The Isles office holders and other Diocesan contacts.

Contacting the Diocese

A contact form and other contact details









Our Diocesan Mission

Christ calls us to live like Him, in Word, Sacrament, Prayer and Service amongst others.

The Diocese of Argyll & The Isles is possibly the largest Diocese in Scotland geographically, but the smallest in the number of its members. We stretch from the northern tip of Lewis to the Mull of Kintyre, covering the mainland of Argyll, as well as all the Hebrides and the islands of Skye, Mull, Iona and many smaller ones in the north, and Bute, Arran and Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde. If you visit one of the churches you can be assured of a warm welcome from the people, even if the weather can make your journey interesting and eventful.

The concept of Local Collaborative Ministry, aimed at involving many more people (ordained and lay) in playing key roles in the church ministry,  is of vital importance to us, and although only recently formalised provincially, it is well established in our Diocese. In a scattered Diocese such as ours where many congregations are unable to support a stipendiary priest, we hope, through Local Collaborative Ministry, to provide an active worshipping and caring Christian community for everyone, whether resident or visitor.