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


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. For the current Provincial guidelines.


Weekly Worship Online  

SUNDAYS at 11am   Weekly Provincial Eucharist   These services come in turn from each Diocese  and can be watched via YouTube and Facebook.

Online Worship from around the Scottish Episcopal Church



This picture is taken on Saturday 4th June 2022  just outside the south door of The Cathedral of The Isles after the Festal Evensong with the gathered Cathedral Choir under the direction of Alastair Chisholm with our guest organist Gordon Stewart and in the presence of The Rt Revd Dr Keith Riglin, The Bishop of Argyll and The Isles. This service included the installation as Canons of Dr Peter Kemp and the Revd Canon Alec Boyd.

(L-R) Canon Dr Peter Kemp, Revd Canon Alec Boyd, Mrs Jackie Wilson, a senior officer in the Boys Brigade, and The Rt Revd Dr Keith Riglin.

On Sunday 5th June the Parish Church joined the Cathedral Congregation in a service to mark the dedication of The Cathedral of The Isles and The College of The Holy Spirit. The Parish Church Choir led the singing and the Bishop celebrated the eucharist and preached. The Cathedral was filled to capacity for both services.


Mission – Virtual Holy Land Pilgrimage 

April 2022 – Watch the videos produced by our Mission Enablers, Dr Ros Brett and Dr Chris Brett, click on “Virtual Holy Land Pilgrimage


Current Information & Daily Prayers

Daily Prayers for the Scottish Episcopal Church 

Prayer Cycle

The Argyll and The Isles Weekly Prayer Cycle


The Scottish Episcopal Institute prayer diary can be downloaded   here

 Latest Argyll and The Isles Newsletter is available here

Diocese of Argyll & The Isles – Privacy Statement and  Policies & Procedures


Website Updating

This is a continual process.  Please let the Office know if you wish to add any useful information.

Email office@argyll.anglican.org