Shapinsay Church of Scotland

Welcome to the Shapinsay Church of Scotland page, a member of the Presbytery of North East and Northern Isles.

We have been worshipping in our building since 1892. The building was modernised in 2012 and now provides a warm, welcoming and flexible space for the whole community to enjoy. We have a car park just to the right of the front door as you’re facing the church. There is a ramp accessible for wheelchairs and prams on the left hand side of the front door. There is a handrail both at the front and back doors of the church. We have an easy access toilet at the back of the church, opposite the back door to the building.

We believe that Jesus is the Lord of all life; we aim to share the good news about him, build up the church and serve the community as we see ourselves as a church which is here for everyone in the local community.

Our most important activity is of course worship. We have a faithful core of regular worshippers and we welcome others to join us at any time. Although we are a Church of Scotland Congregation, we welcome all to join our worship.

We are linked with the Kirkwall East Church – we share our minister who comes to lead our worship every three weeks with the local Worship Group and visiting preachers taking services the rest of the time. Together we are also partnered with Bindula Parish – Bindula, Nahache and Ntundama congregations – in the Presbytery of Thyolo in Malawi.

Our vision is to be Christ-centred and rooted in the community. By our Gospel-based worship and faithful prayer the Spirit will transform us as well as others through and with us. We will honour the past and embrace challenge, while remaining relevant, friendly, warm, approachable and inclusive.

Our services begin at 12 noon unless otherwise advertised. All are most warmly welcome!

Offering is collected at the sanctuary door as we come in.

Kirkwall East stream their services live which you can access in any one of three ways:

* Through the YouTube channel: or search for Kirkwall East Church or Shapinsay Church—services become available live at 11.15 am on Sunday morning and on catch up afterwards

* By dialling 01856 404667 from your phone and listening to the audio recording of the service. You will be charged as you would normally be for a local phone call (and that of course depends on your contract). Those services will be available on Sunday afternoons.

* By getting a script of the service in person or by e-mail (do contact Julia if you would like that).

For more information, check our website or Facebook page.

For those who have asked how they can continue to support the work of the Church, there are
a number of options. You can make a donation using online banking or you might consider setting up a regular monthly payment. To do either of these you will need our bank details, which

Account Name Shapinsay Church of Scotland
Sore Code 83 24 07
Account no 00255731
We’re also happy to accept cheques and if you’d like to make a donation in this way please make
your cheque payable to Shapinsay Church of Scotland and send it to our Treasurer Sheila Garson, Newlot, Shapinsay.
If you like further help in how you can give to the church, please give Sheila a ring on 711779.