Social Events

In addition to Sunday ServicesĀ and midweek Small Groups, there are groups that meet weekly or occasionally. All the social activities depend on the level of demand and the availability of volunteers to organise them and one group that meets weekly is Get TogetherĀ (for women). The weekly groups for young folk are given under Children and Youth Groups.

As a spin-off from Encouraging Women Conferences, organised jointly by ladies from the Kirkwall, Stromness and Westray Baptist Churches, many women from KBC socialise and pray for one another via a Facebook Group. If you connected with any of the members through the churches and would like to join, please speak to Jan Gordon at the church.

Occasionally, a Men’s Breakfast may be organised on a Saturday morning with KBC menfolk asked to bring along male guests to enjoy a meal and chat.

There is often little time after Morning Service for folk to chat so, from time to time, a soup lunch is held in church after a service and anyone who happens to be at the service is welcome to stay behind for the lunch. There is nothing formal about the occasion, just a chance to chat and share a light snack.

For many folk in Orkney, Hogmanay turns into a heavy drinking session but as an alternative to that KBC holds an alcohol-free and family-friendly Hogmanay Ceilidh followed by a watchnight service. Ceilidhs may be held at other times too to celebrate special occasions. KBC folk always seem to rise to the challenge of producing food for these events.

A women’s ‘Get Together’ meets every Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 am in the room next to the kitchen at the back of KBC. The entrance is the second door in the passageway up the side of the kirk.

Women of all ages are welcome whether church-goers or not. There are toys available for small children. We have coffee and a chat first then one of the group shares a thought for the day.

If you’d like more information please speak to Carolyn in church or Contact Us.