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 was with great sadness that last autumn we said farewell to our pastor, Rev. Ron Rye. 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?
Our annual Christmas Sale will be held at the church on Saturday 28th November, from 10.00 am until 12.00. A stunning array of home produce will be on sale, as well as other varied and interesting Christmas and other items. Have a cup of tea or coffee and a cake (or two). Listen to live Christmas music. Relax.
Pass It On Project
Bute is accommodating 15 refugee families, and the Pass It On Project is helping with starter packs. We are looking for plates, bowls, mugs and towels, in good condition. They can be left at the church for collection or handed in at UCB on Mondays between 10 and 12 o’clock.
On Sunday 11th October we celebrated the harvest, with Rev. Bill Milton preaching.
Picture: Chris Peveril
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28th November: 10.00 – 12.00: Christmas Coffee Morning and Sale
20th December: Candlelit Praise Service (date confirmed)
1st Sunday: communion during evening service
3rd Sunday: evening service at Port Bannatyne Village Hall
last Sunday: Soup Lunch after morning service
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
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.