Welcome to the website of the Catholic Parish of Our Lady and St Joseph's, situated in the Orkney Islands, located off the north coast of Scotland.
We are the only Roman Catholic Parish in the Orkney archipelago and we are part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Aberdeen. Our Parish is the northernmost Parish within St. Joseph's Highland Deanery.
Our Parish is a friendly community made up of people from all parts of the United Kingdom as well as people of various nationalities including Polish, Filipino and Italian. We are blessed with people of all ages including a large proportion of young families. Most of the parishioners live on Mainland Orkney but we do have a small number of people who live on the smaller Orkney Islands. During the summer months our numbers increase with visitors from all over the world who are always made to feel welcome.
Whether you are a believer or non believer, visiting our website from a nearby parish, another part of the country, or from across the world, we wish you a very warm welcome and hope you find what you are looking for here.
Parish Priest - Fr. Colin Davies
Telephone - 01847 893196 (Thurso) / 07795 031415 (mobile)
Telephone - 01856 872462 (Kirkwall)
Email - Catholic Church Orkney
Our Lady & St. Joseph
Junction Road, Kirkwall
Orkney, KW15 1BU
Sunday - 16:00 and 19:00 - Holy Mass
Thursday - 11:00 - Service of Word and Sacrament
During the COVID Pandemic, please pre-book attendance via our website
You can also watch the 16:00 mass live or see a recording after the mass is complete.
The Diocese of Aberdeen has an online, streamable mass available each day. Click the link for the timetable and to follow the Mass when it is in progress... www.rcda.scot/daily-mass-online