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.
It is with great sadness that we have recently said farewell to our pastor, Rev. Ron Rye. We hope to appoint a new pastor as soon as possible, and our activities will carry on as normal in the meantime.
Our Sunday Services are at 11am and 5.30pm. We meet for Prayer and Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. We have a Coffee Morning every Saturday from 10am to 12pm.
All are welcome. No requirement. No obligation. Why not join us?
25 January 2015: at this morning’s service Allan Martin reported to the congregation that the Pastorate Committee had had its first business meeting. Rev. Robert Voysey took the chair. Allan was elected secretary. A number of profiles have been received of possible candidates for the vacancy, and these were given initial consideration by the committee. We anticipate that further profiles will be submitted in the coming weeks, and will meet again when sufficient have been received to merit a meeting.
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27th January: 2.15 pm: Women’s Fellowship: Allan Martin – “Saaremaa – an Island in the Baltic”
30th January: 7.30 pm: Youth Drop-in
1st Sunday: communion during evening service
3rd Sunday: evening service at Port Bannatyne Village Hall
last Sunday: Soup Lunch after morning service
On 17th November 2014 the Pastorate Committee met to welcome Rev. Robert Voysey, Pastor of Linwood Baptist Church, as Interim Moderator for Ardbeg Baptist Church. Mr Voysey will chair the Pastorate Committee’s meetings, and also offer a wider perspective on our deliberations. The Committee consists of three deacons – John Asher, Sandy Hill and Jean McArthur – and three elected members – Ruby Cowie, Flora Graham and Allan Martin.
Ardbeg Record Issue No. 3 now available Online
Issue 3 of The Ardbeg Record (September 2014) is now available to download. This issue features appreciations of Rev. Ron Rye, Nikkie’s baptism, the Church in Estonia, report on the coffee mornings, and many other items. Click here.
PICTURES OF 2014
Candlelit Praise Service (14 December)
Our annual Candlelit Praise Service was held on Sunday 14th December. Contact sang for us (picture above), there were readings and carols, and a short word from Rev. Bill Milton. After the service refreshments were served, including hot chocolate and mince pies.
PICTURE: ALLAN MARTIN
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.