Welcome to the Cathedral of the Isles


Music for a Summer Afternoon

The 2022 programme of this much-loved concert series, on Sundays at 3pm, has begun.  

Admission free with retiring collection

Click here for full 2022 Music Programme

The Cloisters Tea Room

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The Cloisters Tea Room is open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 12-4pm

For menu & bookings phone 01475 530353

or email office@cathedraloftheisles.org

Sited romantically on the Isle of Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde, the Cathedral of the Isles is one of two cathedrals of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles (the other one is at Oban). Founded in 1849 and consecrated in 1851, the Cathedral and adjacent College of the Holy Spirit, now used as a retreat house, were designed by William Butterfield, one of the greatest nineteenth century British architects. The buildings remain with little alteration and now offer an ideal setting for worship, music, study and events. This unique heritage is now in need of conservation and development, and this is the work of the Friends

We hope that you will join us by becoming a Friend

Click on the picture for the Friends’ leaflet

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Weekend 

4th-5th June 2022

The Bishop of Argyll & The Isles, The Right Reverend Dr. Keith Riglin, presided at Cathedral Services for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Weekend

Festival Choral Evensong on Saturday 4th was sung by the Cathedral Choir, directed by Alastair Chisholm.

At Sung Eucharist on Pentecost Sunday 5th June, music was provided by the Choir of Cumbrae Parish Church. 

Fine weather was a bonus, as in the photo below, after Choral Evensong




You can stay at the Cathedral Guest House