Sunday 26th May
at 11.00 am our service will be led by the Rev Sandy McPherson.

This service will be live streamed and available here from about 10.50 am


Here is the link for all our live streamed services available from about 10.50am.

The following week, 2nd June 2024, it will be a joint Communion Service led by the Rev Sibyl Tchaikovsky and held at UCB. This service will not be live streamed but we hope to provide a pre recorded service as an alternative.


The manse of the United Church of Bute at 10 Bishop Street, Rothesay has now been sold. 

 The date for the union of the United Church of Bute with Rothesay : Trinity has been set for 1st July 2024. We are looking forward to being part of the new Isle of Bute Parish Church. The Service of Union and Introduction of the Minister will take place at 2.00pm on Saturday 13th July in the Isle of Bute Parish Church (previously UCB or the High Kirk).


The Sunday morning Live Stream Service becomes available from approximately 10.50 am.

With the retirement of Owain on Sunday 26th February 2023 there will no longer be pre-recorded services.  All the previous ones can be seen here. 

Until the Union of the two Congregations is formed the Sunday Morning Worship from the United Church of Bute can be found here from 10.50 am each Sunday.

A link to all the previous ‘virtual’ services can be found by clicking on You Tube in the header above.

To  DONATE  to the United Church of Bute online use the Church of Scotland website here making sure that at Step 1 you select “Donate to a Congregation” and then, where requested to enter a name, you start typing “The United Church of Bute” and select.  You can then follow the donation process through to payment by Paypal or card.


The vision of the United Church of Bute is to be a “7 days-a-week church”, spreading Christ’s message through a highly motivated congregation, together serving and supporting our members and the wider community, through a variety of worship, the development of fellowship and the Christian care of those in need.

The United Church of Bute was formed in 1999 through the union of five Island congregations – Ascog, Craigmore St Brendan’s, Kingarth and Kilchattan Bay, North Bute, and Rothesay High Kirk. The united congregation has rationalized its buildings and now occupies a single church complex located in Rothesay on the site of the former Rothesay High Kirk.

The congregation numbers approximately 500 people and we are part of the Presbytery of Argyll. The parish covers the whole island of Bute – Rothesay, Port Bannatyne, Kilchattan Bay, Straad and rural areas. We form a Parish Grouping with our sister church Rothesay Trinity.

The United Church of Bute

Townhead, High Street
PA20 9JH

For information about forthcoming events check our News page.

Scottish Charity No. SC030563