The conference is geared for the equipping and growth of Christians in the Orkney Isles but also welcoming neighbours from the Scottish mainland and adjacent island groups. Indeed the desire is that the conference will draw together praying Christians from near and far, and across the different Church affliliations.Background and outline
The event has been planned under the auspices of Orkney Churches Together and builds on the 50 day prayer walk which passed through Orkney on 10th April last year. As part of this year’s event there will be a reunion for last year’s prayer walkers and a chance to see a premiere of the film which is being made by Connecting Scotland.The programme
The conference begins on the Friday evening with an informal opening and closes on Tuesday evening.
A full programme has been put together with speakers in the morning and evening and also seminars where delegates can hear from people who have amazing stories to tell of prayers that changed their lives or changed their communities.
In the afternoons local folk can take part in workshops such as worship or dance while delegates from overseas may want to follow the tourist trail and see some of the stars in Orkney’s scenic crown.
An Orkney Ceilidh is being provided for recreation.The venues
The conference is being held in Kirkwall Grammar School and will also have a programme for under 18’s to enable whole families to attend. The youth hostel has been booked to provide accommodation so that Isles residents can take part, and in fact the music for worship will feature Michael Harcus from Westray along with Jan Gordon and a range of local talent.The response
Bookings are already coming in from Shetland, Sussex and all points in between (with enquiries from both Canada and Ireland checking re-fit timetables!). It is hoped that Orcadians will be sure to book as soon as they can so that local places can be guaranteed rather than having to turn people away at the event. Special 'early bird' rates
A lower price is being charged for delegates who book before 31st January
and all under 18’s are free of charge
. Booking forms and brochures are available at the Mustard Seed or on the internet from the website.
For full details and booking form click on either of the images on this page.