Shapinsay Church of Scotland
Welcome to the Shapinsay Church of Scotland page, a member of the Presbytery of Orkney.
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 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 and currently online worship and Zoom discussion group. 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.
We are currently not open for in-person worship due to the pandemic, but you can either come for private prayer on the first, third and fifth Sunday of every month between 3 and 4 pm or access our weekly e-services and e-messy Church in any one of four ways:
- Through Kirkwall East linked with Shapinsay Facebook page where our joint services (between Kirkwall East, Shapinsay and Moncur Memorial Church Stronsay) are published every Sunday.
- Through the YouTube channel or search for “Kirkwall East Church”, “Shapinsay Church” or “Moncur Memorial Church”.
- 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). The phone line has only the e-service available.
- By getting a script of the service by e-mail (do contact the minister if you would like that).