Not so much a building as a group of people who are working out who Jesus is and the difference He can make to their lives.  You don't have to be religious, or even to believe in God.  You're welcome just as you are.

What's On

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Our aim is to be a authentic community of ordinary people, living in the community and living for the community.

 That means that what be believe and experience should make a difference to our lives - and the life of our community - outside of the four walls of the church building.  

What we do on a Sunday morning is no more important than what we do 'This Time Tomorrow' on a Monday morning.  

We all have a part to play and we can all have a positive impact on our streets, families, friendship groups, places of leisure and places of work.


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  • 9:45am Prayer Meeting

    • A chance to pray about real people and real issues at the start of the day.  Occasionally we will meet earlier and have breakfast together.

    • In addition to this short time at the start of the day, we have two meetings/services on a Sunday, which differ in style and content.  You are welcome to come along to either/both.  See below for more details ...

  • 10:30am Family-Friendly Worship Meeting (approx. 75-85 minutes)

  • More contemporary, more interactive

  • We like to think of Sunday morning church as 'Church to bring your friends to'.  It's relaxed, welcoming, topical and - of course - it's followed by refreshments!

  • We start off together for about 25 minutes, then the children go off to Kids' Church to do some activities that have been organised with them in mind. 

  • This year we have been exploring some of the characteristics of the local church ... and the people in it.

  • We also run 'Messy Church' once a quarter, and in the months when there is no Messy Church we hold our 'Sunday Xpress' all-age service which is especially suited to families with children.  Check out our Facebook page for more details (

  • Our meetings are always followed by refreshments, and once in a while we stay for lunch.

  • 4:30pm Going Deeper (approx. 75 minutes)

  • More traditional, more reflective

    • In our afternoon meetings for the first half of 2018, our theme was 'Back to the Future'.  We thought about the story and characters of the Old Testament and how they might help us in our lives in the present day.

    • The songs in this meeting might be a bit more traditional and the sermon tends to be longer and more in-depth than in the morning, but hopefully it is just as grounded in the real world.

    • This meeting is more reflective and suited to adults in particular.


  • Monday

    • 7:00pm-8:15pm 'Home League' Ladies Group
  • Tuesday

    • 10:30am-11:30am Messy Tots (First and third Tuesdays of the month) 
    • Somewhere between Messy Church and Parents and Toddlers.  It's a bit messy and a lot of fun!  50p per week, with refreshments included.

    • 2:00pm-4:00pm Craft & Art Club
    • All abilities welcome, from beginner to expert.  Painting ... Knitting ... Cross-stich ... Crochet ... Drawing ... Card-making ... you name it, we'll give it a go!

    • 'Bram' Kids Club
    • Bram has been running for years and it's still as much fun as ever.  Kids have a great time in a safe environment, while learning positive values and more about how God can play a part in their lives.

    • 6:00pm-7:00pm Bram Club 1 Years P1-P3
    • 7:15pm-8:15pm Bram Club 2 Years P4-P6
    • 8:15pm-9:15pm Bram Club 3 Years P7 upwards
  • Wednesday

    • 11:30am-2:00pm The 'Junction Road Drop In'
    • Refreshments and company.  No cost.  Come and meet new people and enjoy a blether!

    • 7pm-8:30pm Bible Study
    • An informal look at the Bible - what did it mean when it was written, what does it mean today, and what difference does it make to my life?  Good company, plenty of chance to talk, and lots of great coffee!

  • Friday

    • 11:00am-12:15pm Over 60's Friendship Club
    • 12:15pm-1pm Lunch Cub
    •  Just £4 for a filling three-course meal (soup, a main course and a sweet)

    • Monthly Friday Evening Activites
    • Once a month (most months) - usually on a Friday - we do something a bit different.  It might be Prayer Walking around somewhere in Orkney.  It might be a Prayer, Praise and Pizza evening.  And occasionally it's a Quiz Night or something else designed to get people together for a good time.


We're committed to prayer, but we recognise that some people find prayer easier than others.  We try to pray in different ways so that as any people as possible can get involved.  Different prayer activities include

  • Sunday morning prayer meeting (9:45am)
  • Occasional prayer breakfasts (Saturday/Sunday mornings)
  • Prayer walking around Kirkwall (occasional Friday evenings)



Charity Shop

Our charity shops sell mainly second hand goods donated by the public. When visiting them you will find bargains and collectables plus an eclectic mix of fashions, bric a brac and other household items.


What we sell

We sell the following items:

  • From retro fashion to CDs and DVDs, bestseller books to computer games.

Opening Times

  • Monday 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • As we say in Orkney, "Come on in and have a peedie browse!"
Unit 4 Anchor Shopping Centre Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1HR
United Kingdom
Phone: 01856 877250

Meet the people

our church leaders are committed to transforming the lives of people in their community

Rebecca Mitchinson


(Church Leader with effect from July 2018)

John Mitchinson


(Church Leader with effect from July 2018)

Kate Brown

Family and Community Development Worker

Kate is a member of Kirkwall Baptist Church and she has been working with us (20 hours a week) since April 2017