The title ‘Caput et Mater Ecclesiae’ -Head and Mother of the churches of the Western Isles is reserved for Ardkenneth. St Michael’s is the oldest church in continuous use in the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles and, naturally, is
‘THE CHURCH AND MINGULAY’ Permanence and change At the outset of this talk, I want to thank the Islands Book Trust for giving me the opportunity to say something about the Church and Mingulay, part of the Barra mission.
Isle of South Uist I begin this public lecture by thanking Bishop Toal for inviting me to give it. I know of his own interest in church history and of the many years that he has given in support