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The Cathedral of the Isles and adjacent College of the Holy Spirit offer a wonderful resource for worship, music, retreats and events. Romantically sited on the Island of Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde, the Cathedral is easily accessible from the mainland and the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Please click the links to the right to read more. This unique heritage is in need of restoration and development and this is the work of the Friends.

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Cathedral of the Isles


The Friends of the Cathedral of the Isles Appeal was launched by The Honourable The Countess of Glasgow on Easter Sunday 2017. Thanks are due to all those who contributed so generously to the Appeal, which enabled significant refurbishment work throughout the College and Cathedral.

Projects funded by the Appeal included:

Re-carpeting of Library, Common Room , bedrooms and  corridors; repainting of bedrooms and South College stairwell; new hospitality trays with eco-friendly kettles; new bedside lamps with LED bulbs in all bedrooms; framed photographs by Karen Brodie in bedrooms; display boards and posters; coffee machine for Cloister Café;  gazebos for events in the Cathedral grounds: photo below

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A fresh Appeal is to be launched  

for major restoration work: watch this space!



Cathedral of the Isles website: click here

We invite you to join us in this rewarding work by becoming a Friend.

Click on the angel for the new Friends’ leaflet.

1868: Three Scottish Master Musicians

A course given by Alastair Chisholm

Sunday 2 - Tuesday 4 September 2018

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2018 Friends  Leaflet for web.pdf

Click here for 2018 Accounts

Friends’ Newsletter September 2018

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