Welcome to the Website for Argyll Presbytery

The Presbytery of Argyll came into being on 1st January 2004 as a result of the union of the former Presbyteries of South Argyll, Lorn & Mull and Dunoon. Its bounds more or less coincide with the former County of Argyll plus the island of Bute plus a small area of Perthshire / Stirlingshire round Crianlarich. The principal centres of population are Oban, Dunoon, Campbeltown and Rothesay. Loch Fyne effectively bisects the mainland area of the Presbytery. At the last count there were 155 ecclesiastical buildings (including manses) in the Presbytery.

It  brings together ministers, deacons, elders and readers from the 60 congregations of the Church of Scotland that make up the Presbytery. It seeks to help and support them in several ways:

  • Facilitating Ministry: By supporting and encouraging all those involved in the worship and ministry of the Church within the Presbytery.
  • Facilitating Mission: By supporting and encouraging congregations in engaging with their local communities, discerning the needs of individuals, families and groups and helping to meet these needs. By promoting initiatives which will help individuals, families and communities to understand the Christian faith and its relevance to their lives.
  • Promoting good practice: By helping congregations, ministers and church members to act within the principles and practices of the Church of Scotland.

 On account of the transport difficulties in Argyll the Presbytery only meets quarterly for ordinary business. All the standing committees have full delegated powers to make whatever decisions are required to keep business moving. Much of the committee work is done by telephone, email and video conferencing.

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