St John's Episcopal Cathedral, Oban
St John’s Cathedral,
129 George Street
The Provost, The Very Revd Canon Margi Campbell
Oban, PA34 5DJ
Telephone: 01631 562323
St John’s Cathedral offers a warm welcome to all ~ the Cathedral is open every day for quiet prayer and reflection, or to explore our fascinating history which reveals it evolution in the unique structure that you will find within.
We welcome everyone to our worship....
Every Sunday we have a Sung Eucharist at 10.15am and each Wednesday there is a service of Holy Communion at 11am. Both are followed by refreshments.
For special services and details of our summer Evensongs – please go to our websitehttp:/stjohnsaoban.org.uk
St John’s Cathedral, Oban is the Mother Church of the historic United Diocese of Argyll & the Isles, within the Scottish Episcopal Church and a part of the worldwide Anglican Communion
The MacDougalls of Dunollie and Campbells of Dunstaffnage began the project to build an episcopal church in Oban in 1846. The first church was completed in 1864 and as the town grew, so the church developed. The narthex was added in 1882 and then a grand scheme was begun in 1906. Funds ran out before construction finished - thus we are left with a unique Cathedral (designated as such in 1920) with each phase clearly visible in the Cathedral you see today and our famous steel girders still supporting the incomplete vision of a grand structure.
There are many more fascinating features to our Cathedral – including the reredos – the painting of Christ’s Ascension is depicted as happening over the Island of Kerrera (between Oban and Mull) with the faces of the disciples modelled on some of the congregation of 1910! We invite you to come and explore....
Today we have an enthusiastic choir and congregation – committed to living out our faith in everyday life and we warmly welcome you to come and share in all that we are and do.