Building Renovations Update

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.)

Christmas and New Year Events 2018-19

We invite you to Celebrate Christmas with us

Sunday 16th December
6:15 pm Carols by candlelight

Sunday 23rd December
11:15 am Family Service
6:15 pm Blue Christmas – when Christmas hurts. A service especially for people who find Christmas a sad or difficult time.

Monday 24th December
7:00 pm Pyjama Christmas – kids come in your PJs!
11:30 pm Watchnight Service – quiet and reflective

Monday 31st – Hogmanay
7:30 pm Family Ceilidh followed by
11:15 pm Watchnight Service

To download a printable A4 poster for the events click here.

KBC Ministry Reports for 2018

Click on the image to download a PDF file of the Ministry reports for 2018.

To download an ePUB version to view on your smartphone or tablet click here (.zip file needs to be unarchived).

Orkney Bible Festival 2018: 31st Aug. – 2nd Sept. “Watching Jesus”

Atlantic Mission with Juvel II in Orkney – 4th to 13th May 2018

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.

Asha in Marengoland

From Rosey:

Our Orkney friends and supporters: please come along to Asha in Marengoland in St Margaret’s Hope on Sunday 15th April at 3:00pm for tea and kids activities plus a small sale.

Raising money for the gils of Asha in Bangladesh. More information at the Asha Facebook Page.

Easter Events at KBC

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.

Fairtrade Fortnight 26th February – 11th March

Happy Fair Trade Fortnight everyone!

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

The new range of chocolate looks amazing and I bet tastes even better (or I’ll eat my hat!)

Also it’s time to start thinking about fair trade Easter Eggs so check out the range and let me know your requirements.

Thank you for your continued support and if you want to be added to my email list then contact me at or speak to me at church.


Christmas Events at KBC

Come celebrate Christmas with us

Sunday 17th December
11:15 am Christmas Nativity Service
6:15 pm Carols by candlelight

Sunday 24th – Christmas Eve
11:15 am Family Service
7:00 pm Pyjama Christmas – kids come in your PJs!
11:30 pm Watchnight Service – quiet and reflective

Sunday 31st – Hogmanay
11:15 am Family Service
7:30 pm Family Ceilidh followed by
11:15 pm Watchnight Service

To download a printable A4 poster for the events click here.