About Us


Welcome to the website for Shapinsay Church of Scotland, 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 a few activities during the year. 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.