Vacancy for Provost of St John’s Cathedral, Oban

  We are seeking an experienced priest who has a calling to serve God and His people in our beautiful area and historic Cathedral as Provost. Further details can be found here or on the Vacancy page.

New Warden for Bishop’s House Iona

Exciting opportunity available on Iona – New Warden required for Bishop’s House. Please click for more details.

Diocesan Retreat October 23rd – 26th 2017

Argyll & The Isles Diocesan Retreat – Coming Home to God  led by Alison Clark What does ‘home’ mean to you?  The psalmist says…’I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever’.  During our time together we will explore through scripture and reflection what it is to dwell with God and for God […]

Rev Canon Hugh Lee RIP

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of the Rev Canon Hugh Lee. He died on Sunday 21st May after a few weeks of illness. In 2014 Hugh was made an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral of the Isles, Cumbrae, after serving as Synod Clerk to Argyll and The Isles (2004-2014) and […]

Rev Ken Skipper RIP

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Rev Ken Skipper who was for some years the Priest at St Columba’s on the Isle of Islay. Ken died peacefully on 7th May at home in Lincolnshire with his family. The funeral service will take place at 2pm on Saturday, 20th May at St […]

Announcement of Licensing

Announcement of Licensing. The Reverend Amanda Fairclough will be licensed by Bishop Kevin as the Priest in Charge of the West Highland Region Charges and as Lead Evangelist of the Church Army Centre of Mission on Thursday 20th July 2017.  The service is planned to take place in St Mary’s Glencoe in the evening of […]

Clergy on the Move in Argyll & The Isles

Oban Cathedral The Very Reverend Nicki McNelly, Provost of the Cathedral since 2012, is to be the new Rector of St Cuthbert’s, Colinton, in Edinburgh Diocese. Her last Sunday in post as Provost of the Cathedral, and as the Rector of St James’ Ardbrecknish, will be June the 25th. Nicki served in Edinburgh Diocese prior […]

Events across the Diocese

Thursdays in September 11am-2pm in St John’s Cathedral, Oban. Coffee Morning. Donation. Saturday, 17th September at 7.30pm at St John’s Cathedral, Oban. Porthcawl Male Voice Choir in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. Adults £10 Sunday, 18th September at 3.30pm at St James, Ardbrecknish. Evensong to celebrate Harvest and in memory of Major Thorpe, killed in action […]

Diocesan Retreat 2014

The Diocesan Retreat will be held on Cumbrae from Monday, October 27th – Thursday 30th led by Bishop Kevin. The theme is The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, Her Lover – reflections on the story of Joseph and God’s chosen people in slavery, exile, freedom and the promised land…… To down load a booking form click […]

Diocesan Retreat – The Hiddenness of God”

The Diocesan Retreat will take place this year from Monday 28th October till Thursday 31st led by Bishop Brian Smith, former Bishop of Edinburgh. The idea of ‘the Hidden God’ has always been part of our religious tradition. In Isaiah we read ‘Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel.’  We encounter […]