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Encyclopedia > Diocese of Argyll and the Isles (Episcopalian)
Argyll and the Isles 
Province Scotland
Diocesan bishop Bishop of Argyll and the Isles
Cathedral St John's Cathedral, Oban and the Cathedral of the Isles
Subdivisions
Suffragan bishop(s) unknown
Parishes
Membership — 
Diocesan website
This article is on the diocese of the Scottish Episcopal Church; for the Catholic diocese, see Diocese of Argyll and the Isles (Catholic).

The Diocese of Argyll and the Isles is in the west of Scotland, and is one of the seven dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church. It is perhaps the largest of the dioceses, but has the smallest number of church members. It covers Argyll and Bute, the Isle of Arran, Lochaber, the Isle of Skye and the rest of the Hebrides. As a united diocese, Argyll and the Isles has two cathedrals: St John's in Oban and the Cathedral of the Isles in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae. An ecclesiastical province is a unit of religious government existing in certain Christian churches. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... A bishop in charge of a diocese. ... The Bishop of Argyll and the Isles is the Ordinary of the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. ... A cathedral is a religious building for worship, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Roman Catholic, Anglican and some Lutheran churches, which serves as a bishops seat, and thus as the central church of a diocese. ... St Johns Cathedral or the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine is a cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal Church, located in the town of Oban. ... The Cathedral of The Isles and Collegiate Church of the Holy Spirit is a cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal Church in the town of Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae. ... A suffragan bishop is a bishop subordinate to a metropolitan bishop. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic)1 Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime... Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Argyll and Bute (Earra-Ghaidheal agus Bòd in Gaelic) is both one of 32 unitary council areas; and a Lieutenancy Area in Scotland. ... Arran shown within Clyde Coast The Isle of Arran (Scots Gaelic: Eilean Arainn) is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde (430 km²). It is in the unitary council area of North Ayrshire. ... Lochaber (Scottish Gaelic, Loch Abar) refers to a large area of the central and western Scottish Highlands. ... Looking towards Quiraing, Skye. ... This article is about the Hebrides islands in Scotland. ... A cathedral is a religious building for worship, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Roman Catholic, Anglican and some Lutheran churches, which serves as a bishops seat, and thus as the central church of a diocese. ... St Johns Cathedral or the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine is a cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal Church, located in the town of Oban. ... View of Oban from Druim Mor. ... The Cathedral of The Isles and Collegiate Church of the Holy Spirit is a cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal Church in the town of Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The Diocese of the Isles, by itself, was founded by Patrick in 900, and the Diocese of Argyll was founded by Bishop Harald in 1193. During the Scottish Reformation, most of the heritage and jurisdiction of the church was given to the Church of Scotland. However, the small Scottish Episcopal Church has maintained the line of bishops of both dioceses through to the present day. In the seventeenth century, the Diocese of the Isles was united with the dioceses of Caithness and Orkney, and, in 1819, was separated from them to unite with the Diocese of Argyll. In 1878, the Roman Catholic Church created a Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. The current Bishop of Argyll and the Isles is the Right Reverend Martin Shaw. The Diocese of Argyll was an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland in the Middle Ages. ... The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. ... The Church of Scotland (CofS, known informally as The Kirk, Eaglais na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is the national church of Scotland. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church (see terminology below) is the Christian Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It traces its origins to the original Christian community founded by Jesus Christ and led by the Twelve Apostles, in particular Saint Peter. ... The Bishop of Argyll and the Isles is the Ordinary of the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. ... The Right Reverend (Rt. ...


The Diocese of Argyll and the Isles is twinned with the Anglican Diocese of Zanzibar (Anglican Church of Tanzania) and the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware (Episcopal Church of the United States of America). The Anglican Church of Tanzania (ACT) is a member of the Anglican Communion based in Dodoma. ... The Episcopal Diocese of Delaware is one of 108 Dioceses making up the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. ... The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Washington DC is the National Cathedral of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. ...

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