Views from the Pews

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”

St Olaf’s Day, July 29th

On Sunday 1st of August our Sunday Evening Prayers on Zoom were dedicated to our Patron Saint, St Olaf. Edward Watson had prepared the following information. Edward also found that there is a monastery dedicated to St Olaf in Norway. More on that and lots of picture at:

St Magnus Way Pilgrimage

Last week Bishop Anne Dyer led a pilgrimage along the St Magnus Way A core group of seven pilgrims were joined by others on some days. The morning started with devotions at the starting point of the walk for that day. As well as lots of conversation while walking there was also plenty of timeContinue reading “St Magnus Way Pilgrimage”


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Easter Greetings

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! This Easter, the leaders of the churches which make up the Kirkwall Council of Churches have got together to record a message for Easter. It’s wonderful to hear the different voices read the Easter story from Luke’s gospel, and to hear the Salvation Army band play ThineContinue reading “Easter Greetings”

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”

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