Meeting up - Virtually


Here's what's available so far:


Sunday morning after the service at 11:30 am

Here at Orchardhill we all love to have a coffee after the service. Its a time to get together and chat about anything and everything. We can still do this except you have to make your own coffee!

So join us for a coffee or a tea after morning worship in the following Zoom Room NEW MEETING CODE:- 

Morning Coffee after Sunday morning worship Zoom in at 11:30 am here

Meeting ID: 932 9685 9931
Password: 6383604

Morning chat at 11am

Every morning we stop for a coffee and chat at 11am

Tuesday, Wednesday.

Meeting id: 93988503421  Password: coffee

Monday,Thursday, Friday.

Meeting id:- 75170219085     Password:- bxy66d

 Kids Zone

Every Sunday morning. Parents, email  for more details.

 Contact Dave Thomson any time.

Problems with your computer? Chat and explore   

General Chat about problems that you may have with your computer and how to fix them.....maybe!

Dave offers us hands-on advice and hand-holding as we look at some of the problems that people face with their computers daily. 

This zoom meeting has finished for the session however if you have any computer problem you can contact him at: 

Tuesday 7:00 pm

Appreciating Art   Has now finished for the season. However next Tuesday 7th July Gareth and Gordon have invited Willie Hendry for a chat as he revisits the work that the SLA are doing in India.

Meeting Id:- 919 4115 8994


No Internet then Join over the phone:  +44 131 460 1196 or 0 800 031 5717 (Toll Free) or 0 800 260 5801 (Toll Free)



Tuesday 30th June at 7:30pm   Congregational Board Meeting 

if prompted for a password: Board

More details here


Wednesday 7:00 pm

Quiet-Time  We unite in prayer and worship from our own homes midweek on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. 




Wednesday evenings


Bridges Meets every wednesday evening for more information about this and other youth activities in the church. Contct Lorna;



Thursdays 7:00 pm

Transactional analysis as a tool for Christians

Please follow the link to get the meeting details and how you can join this group

Transactional-analysis-a-tool-for-christians     Thursdays at 7:30pm.






Join the Orchardhill What'sApp group. It's hillarious...sometimes!  Just send your name and mobile number to



Joining in

It's not difficult to join one of these chats, and before long it will be second nature - and a reasonable alternative to getting together in this time of restricted meeting. If you'd like more information on how to join a Zoom group, instructions are available here. Recent updates to Zoom require a password which is generally available on this site or can be obtained by emailing the church office.

Government Advice on Staying Safe in a virtual video meeting

Any questions?

Just ask;  You can contact us directly if you're unsure of this - or if you wish to offer a chat of your own! 

Is Zoom safe?

Articles in the press in recent days suggest Zoom is a risky platform. We believe Zoom is appropriate for our use, provided we take these simple steps:

  • Download the Zoom software only from the company's outlets.
  • Do not divulge sensitive personal data (such as bank card PIN numbers or account passwords) - but when were you ever likely to do that in a conversation at church?
  • Speak as you would if the conversations were taking place in a busy local cafe, and people at other tables could hear what you say.
  • When setting up a meeting, use a password.
  • Enable Waiting Room, so the host must admit individuals.

We consider the position is as summarised by Dave Kennedy, a cyberwarfare expert: "Most of these exposures wouldn't even bubble up to a high or critical finding in any assessments a normal tester would conduct. Yet, it has world reaching implications to the masses that don't understand the technical details. It creates hysteria when it is not needed." (Quote from Newsweek article, cited below)

We also identify another risk. In a time of mass isolation we need to ensure that accessible, cheap and effective ways to keep in touch are available. Zoom does all of this well.

We therefore plan to continue using it and draw to your attention the key principles for remaining safe, above. We don't consider our activities as Christians in conversation will contain anything we would wish to hide; nor do we wish people particularly in these demanding days to 'give up meeting together'.

For more information on this developing issue:

Government Advice on Staying Safe in a virtual video meeting



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