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Lovely building

My wife and I attended a family funeral here, and we’re impressed by the warm and supportive... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2019
East Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
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Sublime Music of the Bells...

Even if you don't visit the cathedral, listen out for the magical sound of the bells being rung on... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2019
Annette J
United Kingdom
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Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AB, Scotland
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Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

My wife and I attended a family funeral here, and we’re impressed by the warm and supportive welcome from the priest. The building is interesting as it is much younger than it appears. Car parking is described as poor in other reviews - but we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

Even if you don't visit the cathedral, listen out for the magical sound of the bells being rung on Sunday morning. I was strolling along the esplanade when the bells began, and they rang for several spine-tingling moments. The mellifluous sound seemed to fill the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Annette J
Reviewed 21 October 2018

St Columba obviously meets the needs of the a Catholic community in Oban and the islands but, that apart, the building lacks character. The man altar is impressive but the the grey granite is somewhat overpowering.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Stuart H
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We attended Mass here. It's a lovely old Cathedral, but the best part is the priest. He was warm and kind and inspiring... the kind of person you would like to have as a friend.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ed78
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Having visited many cathedrals, small and large, this one did not register as of any real interest. It is quite bare and has little to catch the imagination.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank heatherogburn
Reviewed 29 July 2018

There’s quite a historical connection through the Scott architectural family. Giles Scott’s grandfather designed the St Pancras station building in London.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Spam55
Reviewed 26 July 2018

The interior is in some way quite bare in comparison to other RC churches, however this enhances the building rather than detracts from it. The altar decoration depicts St Columba, as you would expect, but it really is quite magnificent and beautifully carved.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Sockknitter5
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely. Catholic Cathedral that is simple and understated. It is a lovely walk along the port to the cathedral and it was extremely quiet which made for a great visit. The history of the cathedral is an interesting read at the back...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank PetesSpace
Reviewed 5 July 2018

called in here when on a day trip to Oban. lots of information about it’s history and the people it serves. lovely peaceful place.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank gedandsue300869
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Very interesting with wonderful views. Only a 10 Minuite walk from the ferry, but up hill. Friendly staff.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank SSG1234
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27 July 2015|
Response from C1976 |
The vigil seems to be 6pm. Google the website weekdaymasses as it is handy for this type of info.