Saint Columba’s Cathedral in Oban

For those History buffs! Do you love Abbeys and churches? These are something that we are blessed with here in the British Isles, with Saint Columba’s Cathedral being a prime example. The cathedral is located in the seaside town of Oban and is positioned directly facing the seafront. It is currently the seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Argyll and the Isles and is the head church of the same Diocese.

Where can I find St. Columba's Cathedral?

The Cathedral is located in the seaside town of Oban, which is serviced by regular bus and rail routes to and from Glasgow. The nearest train station is Oban station which is located just a short walk from the Cathedral.

The building was funded through donations at Diocese across Canada, The US and Ireland, with the first stone being laid in 1932, although it would take until 1959 for the church to be completed. The church has regular events and exhibitions that visitors can attend, these are interactive and may give an insight into the history of the building and area, these include the 1500th anniversary of Saint Columba’s birth and the Multi-faith declaration, which was used for Cop26.


  • Parking
  • Daily Mass
  • Central location

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