Small Groups are as important in the life of the church as Sunday worship. Large group teaching can be best applied in smaller settings and all of us need the support, encouragement and prayer of friends. Smaller groups can also be more effective in reaching out to our communities.

Meeting formats vary but generally include the four Ws:


That means time to relax and unwind, time spent worshipping God, time studying and discussing the previous Sunday’s teaching and time thinking about application and praying for each other and for others outside the group.

The number and composition of the Small Groups changes from time to time and all are always open to visitors and new folk. When numbers become too large the Small Group may split to form two groups. The current groups are:

Small Group Evening Time Usual Location
Alan & Lorna Scott’s Small Group Wednesday 7:30 pm Various locations
Finstown Small Group (Ian & Lindsay Blair) Wednesday 7:30 pm Heddle Hill
Harold & Margaret Rendall’s Small Group Wednesday 2:15 pm Cleat, St Ola
Burray Small Group (Ben & Rhoda Featherstone) Wednesday 7:30 pm Burray home
Young Women’s Small Group (Carolynda Sayers) Wednesday 7:30 pm Alternating at their homes
St Ola Small Group (Michele Deyell) Wednesday 8:00 pm Holm Road, St Ola.
Mervyn Sandison & Paul Casey’s Small Group Thursday 7:30 pm Various Locations
Youth Small Group: The Upper Room (Kenneth McKinlay & Donna Innes) Friday 8:00 pm 8 Ingavoe Drive, Kirkwall