Thanks to all the volunteers who cleared the building on Saturday 9th February. There were many more than the number here! It didn’t take long to empty the works areas.
By the end of the first week’s work, tradesmen from Casey Construction Ltd. had removed the old platform and external walls were being stripped back to the stonework.
Somewhere within these walls there is a time capsule placed by the United Presbyterian Church minister Rev Soutar during the building’s construction in 1888. The country was celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria at the time. You can read an extract of the history of the building here.
The building will need some additional repair works carried out, so thanks everyone for your continued contributions. We’ll keep you up to date as the work progresses. (For church service times and temporary venues we’ll update the home page each week.)
Arriving from the Faroe Islands – 4th to 13th May 2018
Everyone is welcome on board and to the activities.
For full details download the PDF leaflet by clicking here or click on the image below.
“As ”Juvel II” visits some of the harbours in Orkney, you are invited on board to have a guided tour of the ship and share in our refreshments, including Faroese cake 😉 You will meet the captain, the cook, the mu- sicians, and the rest of the group. All ages are welcome, including children with their parents and to them we offer painting, games and stories.”
Juvel II will be in Orkney: Kirkwall: May 4th – 6th, Lyness: May 7th – 8th, and Stromness: May 9th – 13th.
“On board we offer Songs of Praise, Youth evenings, a Men’s Evening, where they will enjoy the fellowship, sing and hear someone share a testimony. It’s relaxed, welcoming and topical and – of course – followed by refreshments!”
A Christian Bookshop and the charities, Cafe Bless and Go Go Olive, will be onboard on Saturday the 12th from 2 pm to 4 pm.
The goals of Atlantic Mission are:
– to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in our own and our neighbouring countries.
– to encourage the local church, and help them to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Holy week events organised by Kirkwall Council of Churches
Lunchtime Reflections in St Magnus Cathedral: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:15pm: 15-20 minutes of reflection as we focus on Jesus’ journey to the cross.
Good Friday: Walk of Witness 12pm-3pm:
St. Olaf’s (12:00pm), East Kirk (12:25pm), Peedie Kirk (12:50pm), Baptist Church (1:15pm), Catholic Church (1:40pm), Salvation Army (2:05pm), St. Magnus Cathedral (2:30pm), followed by ‘Café Church’ at the Christian Growth Centre (3:15pm). There will be a short service (10-15 minutes) at each church. You are welcome to join us for all or part of the journey.
For a PDF poster of the Kirkwall Council of Churches events click on the link: Holy Week Poster
Good Friday at 7:00pm: The Salvation Army and Kirkwall Baptist Church Joint Good Friday Service at The Salvation Army Hall.
Easter Sunday at 11:15am: Easter Family Service. Rev. Tim Proudlove.
Easter Sunday at 6:15pm: Service led by Youth Spring Camp Team, with Ally Heath.
It’s from Monday 26th February and runs through till 11th March and is an ideal time to see all the fantastic products available and switch to even more fair trade items! The new catalogue is a great way to view them, or look on-line at https://www.traidcraftshop.co.uk