Faith and belief
Heriot-Watt University respects religious and cultural diversity and aims to support individuals in their religious and cultural observance.
We aim to be a place where students and staff of different cultures, backgrounds and beliefs can meet and mix together in a friendly, welcoming environment.
Religion has been an important influence over many thousands of years of history in the Orkney Islands. Even the bloodthirsty Vikings had their own spirituality and philosophy. Today there is a rich tapestry of religious faith throughout the Islands. Below you will find details of the main religious groupings to be found here.
Stromness Baptist Church
Stromness Town Hall Sunday, 11.15am
Victoria Street, Kirkwall Sunday, 11.15am
Church of Scotland
Stromness Parish Church
Honorary Chaplain to the Orkney campus:
Rev John Butterfield (Stromness Parish Church)
Roman Catholic Church
Our Lady & St Joseph's
Main Street, Kirkwall, Sunday Mass, 11.00am Tel: 01856 872462
Scottish Episcopal Church
St Olaf's Church, Dundas Crescent, Kirkwall
Sunday, 10.00am (Sung Eucharist)
Wednesday, 7.00pm (Eucharist)
Church Road, Stromness, Sunday, 10:30am (Family Eucharist)
Bahá'ís of Orkney, Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall Meet Sunday, 11.00am
Orkney Buddhists Meet Friday, 6.30pm Call 01856 731269 for location that week.
Jewish Chaplain to Scottish Universities:
Orkney Interfaith Group
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
SWRI Hall, Bridge Street, Kirkwall
Tel: 01856 879783