Views from the Pews

Peace I Give to You

Sermon preached by the Rt Rev Dorsey McConnell At St. Olaf’s Church, Kirkwall The Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 22, 2022 Texts:  John 14: 23-29; Acts 16: 9-15 It has been a little over three weeks, now, that Betsy and I have been among you.  We have been overwhelmed by the warmth and the kindnessContinue reading “Peace I Give to You”

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:


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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”

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