“When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.”

Matthew 18:19-20 (The Message)

Upcoming Events

What’s On (28th May – 4th June)
Sunday 10amHoly Communion (reserved sacrament) at St Olaf’s
Sunday 8pmEvening Prayer (Zoom)
Wednesday 10.30amCoffee & chat (St Magnus Café)
Wednesday noonMidday Prayer (St Magnus Cathedral)
Sunday 4th June 10amHoly Communion at St Olaf’s
Sunday 4th June 8pmEvening Prayer (Zoom)

St Magnus Way

There’s an opportunity to walk the first part of the Evie to Birsay section of the St Magnus Way on Saturday 13th May.  This is being organised by Kerr and Moira Wintersgill, who are Church of Scotland ministers in the Milestone Community Kirk, Mission Development Officers for Orkney and Chaplains to the St Magnus Way.  The May event is part of a series, with other sections being walked on 10th June, 8th July, 5th August, 19th August and 9th September.  There’s more information on the Walk with a Mission Facebook page.

Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid Week runs from 14th-20th May and this year focuses on Malawi, where soaring costs are affecting many people.  It’s a problem around the world and, in Malawi, food, fuel, fertiliser and school fees have doubled in price in the last year.  The climate crisis is also bringing increasingly erratic weather and hardworking farmers are seeing their harvests fail as a result.  On top of that, Cyclone Freddy has had a devastating effect.  Floods have washed away crops, over 500,000 people have been displaced and hundreds have died. 

You can find out more about Christian Aid at

Guided Retreat May 2023

This year in May there will be an Individually Guided Retreat in Westray, run by the Epiphany Group. The places will be quite limited. If you  are interested please ask for more details by emailing to the email address in the flier (left) or visit the website:

Orkney Quiet Days

Four Quiet Days are planned for this year, offering a time and space to pause and reflect on what is going on in our lives, where God is in all of this, and what direction are we travelling. All Quiet Days will take place in St Mary’s, Stromness (21 Church Road, KW16 3BA) from 10.30am-3.30pm. Please bring your own packed lunch. Coffee and tea will be available throughout the day.

The dates and themes are:

Saturday 25th FebruaryHealing, Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Saturday 8th AprilSee, Hear, and Follow
Saturday 8th JulyRevelation, Greeting and Being at Home (Return of the Prodigal Son)
Saturday 2nd DecemberHow do we travel? What do we carry? What do we offer?