The United Church of Bute, Rothesay, Bute

The United Church of Bute, Rothesay, Bute

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Townhead, High Street , Rothesay , PA20 9JH (south out of Rothesay on B881)

Local Authority: Argyll & Bute
Listing: B


Church Overview

Designed by Adam Russell and built in 1796, this is the third church on this site, the first of which served for a period as Cathedral of the Diocese of the Isles. Remodelled by John Russell Thomson in 1905-6 with U-plan gallery, pitch-pine dado and oak pulpit flanked by organ pipes. Eight stained glass windows by Stephen Adam and D Hamilton. A new Church Centre (adjoining the existing Church building) has recently been constructed.


Sunday: 11.00am

Opening Arrangements

During summer (until 30th September), the Church sanctuary is open daily from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. During winter open most Mondays 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon (enter by lower side-door), when a Koffee Klub usually takes place.

Guide book available Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf  Welcomers and guides on duty by arrangement. Disabled WC

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The United Church of Bute, Rothesay, Bute


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