One of two stained glass windows, given to the church by a local artist.

Welcome to the website of St Mary’s Church, Stromness.  We are a congregation within the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney, and part of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

You will find St Mary’s about two thirds of the way up Church Road in the centre of Stromness.  Access is straight off the street and there are very few steps in the church.  Coffee and refreshments follow the Sunday morning service and visitors are always especially made welcome.  A regular feature of our life are those visitors who having come once to St Mary’s come again on their next visit to Orkney’

Our church is small, very simple, but very beautiful.  Our beautiful stained glass windows were designed by a local artist, and incorporate local scenes in addition to biblical symbolism.  A former Stromness doctor, Dr. Petrie, left us a legacy.  In his will he said that part of it was to be used for stained glass windows.  An interesting detail is the doctor’s bag incorporated in one of the windows.  The font dates back to not later than the sixteenth century.

We hope that you will visit us soon.


Where are we:

We are on 21 Church Road in Stromness, a town of approximately 2,100 people on Orkney.

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