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Welcome to the Cathedral of the Isles


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

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Holy Week & Easter 2023 at the Cathedral

Palm Sunday, April 2

Blessing of Palms and Sung Eucharist: 11am

Monday. Tuesday & Wednesday, April 3-5

Eucharist: 12 noon


Maundy Thursday, April 6

Sung Eucharist: 7pm

Good Friday, April 7 

Liturgy: 2pm

Easter Sunday, April 9 

Sung Eucharist (with lighting of pascal candle): 11am

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