St Olaf's, Kirkwall

St Olaf's, Kirkwall

Denomination: Scottish Episcopal
Address: Dundas Crescent , Kirkwall , KW15 1JQ
Local Authority: Orkney


Church Overview

St Olaf’s was opened by Bishop Suthers on St Olaf’s Day (29 July) 1876. It is an imposing building of dressed stone, compact and with high timbered ceilings like a ship. Complete scheme of stained glass with windows by Heaton, Butler & Bayne, James Ballantine & Son and Ballantine & Gardiner, with the east window of the Ascension being the centrepiece. Stone credence and aumbry taken from the first St Olaf’s church built in the 9th century. Organ by G M Holdich 1881.


Sunday Family Communion 10.00am

Opening Arrangements

Open in summer 10.00am-5.00pm; at other times by arrangement

toilets available

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St Olaf's, Kirkwall


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