We are seeking to be a God-centred, Jesus-led, Spirit-filled, community on the Isle of Bute. We are in King Street, Rothesay, by the castle.
We are proceeding towards the appointment of a new pastor, and our activities will carry on as normal in the meantime.
Our Sunday Morning Service is at 11.00 am and the Evening Service is at 5.00 pm (while the ferry service is from Gourock). We meet for Prayer and Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7.30 pm. We have a Coffee Morning every Saturday from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm.
All are welcome. No requirement. No obligation. Why not join us?
Candlelit Praise Service
Our annual Candlelit Praise Service was held on Sunday 20th December.
PICTURE: ALLAN MARTIN
Our annual Christmas Sale was held at the church on Saturday 28th November.
The Ardbeg Record No. 6
The Ardbeg Record, Issue No. 6, is now available. To view or download a full-colour version, click here.
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20 February: 2.30 pm: Church Spring Clean
8 March: 7.30 pm: members’ meeting
10 May: 7.30 pm: Church AGM
1st Sunday: communion during evening service
last Sunday: Soup Lunch after morning service
last Sunday: evening service at Port Bannatyne Village Hall
160th Anniversary Meeting
On Saturday 25th April the Church celebrated its 160th anniversary with a gathering in the evening. The speaker was Rev. Jim McGillivray, a former pastor of this church, now at East Mains Baptist Church, East Kilbride. Jim also preached at the morning and evening services the next day, Sunday 26th April.
PHOTO: JOHN ASHER
PICTURES OF 2014
Farewell to Rev. Ron Rye (21 September)
21st September was Ron’s last day as our Pastor. His morning sermon, passionate throughout, and sometimes emotional, completed Paul’s letter to the Philippians on a note of thanksgiving. In the evening, the church was packed for a praise service wishing him farewell. Favourite hymns were sung with gusto, Bill Lavender delivered an appreciation, and presentations were made to Ron and Steph. After the service, refreshments were enjoyed by all.
PICTURES: ALLAN MARTIN, RON RYE
Baptism at St. Ninian’s Bay (14 September)
Nikkie was baptised by Rev. Ron Rye in the waters of St. Ninian’s Bay on Sunday, 14th September 2014. More details and pictures in The Ardbeg Record, No. 3. Click here.
PICTURE: JOHN ASHER
The sun projects the image of our stained glass window onto the carpet.
PICTURE: ALLAN MARTIN
Douglas Bruce Book Launch (6 March)
Douglas Bruce’s book What did you do in the War Grandad was launched at Rothesay Library on Thursday 6th March (Douglas’s 93rd birthday). Douglas and his daughter Ann gave short presentations and refreshments followed. The book is a good read, and thoroughly recommended.