Creation Time

The period from 1st September until 4th October is celebrated by churches throughout the world as ‘Creation Time’. It’s a time “dedicated to prayer for the protection of Creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles that reverse our contribution to climate change”. The beginning and end dates are significant: 1st September is the first dayContinue reading “Creation Time”

Procession with relics of St Olaf

Our church is dedicated to St Olaf, who was King of Norway from 1015-1028 and died at the Battle of Stiklestad on 29th July, 1030. During Lent last year (2020), the Orthodox Church in Norway made a four day procession with the relics of St Olaf. The first three days of the procession took placeContinue reading “Procession with relics of St Olaf”

Traidcraft Regenerator’s Appeal

Orkney Fair Trade Group have been really fortunate to be offered a week in The Blue Door during the week commencing Monday May 24th and they plan to donate any funds raised to the Traidcraft Regenerator’s Appeal. Regenerators are people who tackle the climate crisis face on and help build a better, greener world forContinue reading “Traidcraft Regenerator’s Appeal”

Walk of Witness 2021

For many years, the Kirkwall Council of Churches has organised a Walk of Witness on Good Friday.  Beginning at our own church – St Olaf’s – we carry a cross and walk a route that takes us to each of the member churches in the town.  There’s a short service or time for reflection inContinue reading “Walk of Witness 2021”

Holy Week 2021

Kirkwall Council of Churches – Wednesday 31st March 2021 Last year the coronavirus pandemic stopped us all in our tracks. From one day to the next our regular lives got suspended and we had to find new ways of doing things. It was a month later that the Holy Week began and the Kirkwall CouncilContinue reading “Holy Week 2021”

Holy Week 2021

Kirkwall Council of Churches – Tuesday 30th March 2021 Last year the coronavirus pandemic stopped us all in our tracks. From one day to the next our regular lives got suspended and we had to find new ways of doing things. It was a month later that the Holy Week began and the Kirkwall CouncilContinue reading “Holy Week 2021”

Holy Week 2021

Kirkwall Council of Churches – Monday 29th March 2021 Last year the coronavirus pandemic stopped us all in our tracks. From one day to the next our regular lives got suspended and we had to find new ways of doing things. It was a month later that the Holy Week began and the Kirkwall CouncilContinue reading “Holy Week 2021”

Holy Week 2021

During Holy Week, it’s been the practice of the Kirkwall Council of Churches to host a number of services during the week. The lunchtime Reflections in St Magnus Cathedral are led by church leaders and lay people from around Orkney and provide an opportunity to pause for a while and explore aspects of the EasterContinue reading “Holy Week 2021”

COP26

Eco-Congregation Scotland invites us to ‘Get involved with your own church’ and have sent this COP26 update: Eco-Congregation Scotland continues to encourage churches and volunteers across the country to get involved in activities relating to the COP26 United Nations climate conference, still taking place this November at the Scottish Events Campus in Glasgow (pictured above). Continue reading “COP26”