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Don't forget to check for NEWS , which includes regular updates on matters relevant to Colonsay which have been discussed at Presbytery level. The latest update to this site was posted on 25th January 2022.
Join us by Zoom: please email byrne[AT]colonsay.org.uk if you would like to join Zoom worship on Sundays until further notice, at 10.30 - 11.00 You will be very welcome - a lot of people join up to ten minutes early, for some informal chat.
We are pleased that our church building has been re-opened, although all services can still be joined live on Zoom. We are most grateful to Dr. Alastair Scouller who leads us in our Zoomed worship each week; we appreciate the chance to congregate and the turnout is very healthy - thank you, Alastair. Please contact byrne[AT]colonsay.org.uk for a joining invitation.
COVID-19 UPDATE: A service is held every Sunday at 10.30 and all services are streamed live by Zoom. You are very welcome if you can attend the church in person, but you are equally welcome to attend via Zoom; for the link please contact colonsaybyrne[AT]gmail.com. We suggest that you log-on about 10.15 for a chance to say hello and catch up on any news! Our manse will be back in use throughout 2022 and we will once again welcome our visiting ministers and preachers. Even if the church has to be closed again due to any Covid regulations, services will still take place via Zoom..
For clarification: We have installed a simple system for Zoom which is "low-tech" but flexible enough to meet our circumstances and the requirements of all members of our congregation, even those who maintain self-isolation. We are most grateful to Colonsay Community Council and funding from MOWI Ltd, whose assistance has made this possible. Our 2022 preaching rota is given below.
You are very welcome to this website, which reflects Christianity as it exists in Colonsay today and which is not restricted to any one denomination. The site includes information and news about the living faith in Colonsay, but we hope that it will also grow to include plenty of information about the history and development of Christianity locally. In particular, we hope that this site will help to forge and maintain a bond between the island and its diaspora, the descendants of those very many people who left its shore to found a new and successful life elsewhere.
Colonsay is remarkably ecumenical and local congregations of the Baptist Church and the Church of Scotland habitually participate in joint worship. Please note that everyone is welcome, and please do not hesitate to bring your children - the congregation will normally include persons from a variety of traditions, including the Anglican, Episcopalian, Methodist and Roman Catholic faiths. The schedule is given below - everything else can be reached from the links above. Services are also flagged-up upon a notice-board on the church door. For any further details, please phone 01951 200320
N. B. Even if any week below is BLANKthere will still be a service, probably by Zoom. Exact details can be obtained if you get in touch, but if you attend by Zoom please just connect as usual. We are always glad to hear from ministers who might be interested in joining our circulation list for vacant dates. Please contact 01951 200320 or email email@example.com .
Very important note (if you happen to be making a donation by cheque): Our bank will not credit any cheque to our account unless it is made out to this precise payee: Colonsay & Oronsay Church of Scotland. Even better, please request our BACS details.
COLONSAY JOINT CHURCHES 2022
|Date||Venue||Church of Scotland||Notable Days|
|Dec 24||Scalasaig||Dr Alastair Scouller||Watch Night|
|Dec 26||Scalasaig||Dr Alastair Scouller|
|Jan 02||Scalasaig||Dr Alastair Scouller|
|Jan 09||Scalasaig||Dr Alastair Scouller|
|Jan 16||Scalasaig||Dr Alastair Scouller||*|
|Jan 23||Scalasaig||Martin Waddell||151121|
|Feb 13||Scalasaig||Dr Alastair Scouller||*|
|Feb 20||Scalasaig||Martin Waddell||151121|
|Mar 06||Scalasaig||Crawford Langley||1st Sunday Lent 071021|
|Mar 13||Scalasaig||Crawford Langley||071021|
|Mar 27||Scalasaig||Rev. Mike Rattenbury||Mothering Sunday; BST.|
|Apr 03||Scalasaig||Rev. Carol Rattenbury||Edward Confessor crowned 1043|
|Apr 10||Scalasaig||Patricia Findlay||Palm Sunday|
|EASTER||Scalasaig||Rev. Anne Ross|
|Apr 24||Scalasaig||Katherine Rennie||270921|
|May 01||Scalasaig||Katherine Rennie||270921|
|May 08||Scalasaig||Jan Sutch Pickard||290921|
|May 15||Scalasaig||Rev. Simon Crouch||031021|
|May 22||Scalasaig||Rev. David Coleman||270921|
|May 29||Scalasaig||Rev. Jason Lingiah||061021|
|Jun 05||Scalasaig||Rev. Cliff Jackson||Pentecost 071021|
|Jun 12||Scalasaig||Rev. Cliff Jackson||Trinity Sunday 071021|
|Jun 19||Scalasaig||Rev. Philip Noble||Father's Day|
|Jun 26||Scalasaig||Martin Waddell||221021|
|Jul 03||Scalasaig||Joyce Nicol||270921 wd swap for Apr/May|
|Jul 10||Scalasaig||Rev. Adam Hood||221121|
|Jul 17||Scalasaig||Rev. John Cook|
|Jul 24||Scalasaig||Rev. Jim Begg||270921|
|Jul 31||Scalasaig||Rev. Douglas Irving||260921|
|Aug 07||Scalasaig||Rev. Douglas Irving||260921|
|Aug 14||Scalasaig||Prof. Paul Nimmo||260921|
Jan Sutch Pickard
|Aug 28||Scalasaig||Katherine Rennie||270921|
|Sep 04||Scalasaig||Katherine Rennie||270921|
|Sep 11||Scalasaig||Martin Waddell||221021|
|Sep 18||Scalasaig||Martin Waddell||221021|
|Sep 25||Scalasaig||Rev. Richard Frazer|
|Oct 02||Scalasaig||Crawford Langley||071021|
|Oct 09||Scalasaig||Rev. Simon Crouch||031021|
|Oct 16||Scalasaig||Rev. Linda Broadley|
|Oct 30||Scalasaig||Rev. Barry Hughes||GMT|
|Nov 13||Scalasaig||Remembrance Sunday|
|Nov 27||Scalasaig||1st Sunday Advent|
|Dec 18||Scalasaig||Dr Alastair Scouller|
|Dec 24||Scalasaig||Dr Alastair Scouller||Watch Night|
|Dec 25||Scalasaig||Dr Alastair Scouller|
|Jan 01||Scalasaig||New Year|
The Church of Scotland parish of Colonsay and Oronsay (No. 211300) is a registered Scottish Charity No: SC031271