“For well over a thousand years the Church has played an important role in life in Orkney and, while there is no exact date for the coming of Christianity to the isles, there is some evidence to suggest that Irish monks had visited the islands, some possibly even settling here, by the early 700s.”
Rare Prayer Roll Reveals Pre-Reformation Devotion
“The roll reflects a time when the laity (non-clergy) had a real belief in both visible and invisible enemies.” – Gail Turner
“It’s been so precious for us worshipping together.”
Churches in Orkney are making history by teaming up for the first time to produce inspiring online services to mark Advent.
Limited Reopening of St Magnus Cathedral From July 21st
“Many people in Orkney and further afield regard our Cathedral as a very special place and we must have all measures in place ahead of its reopening to ensure the safety of all.”
Audiobook Review: The Church Of Fear: Inside The Weird World of Scientology by John Sweeney
“The BBC Panorama reporter famous and going viral for – as he puts it in the book – turning into an ‘exploding tomato’?
The Creed Of Greed – A Bit Of A Rant
“The gap is there, where a basic spirituality needs to be, and people will fill it with whatever comes to hand, or with whatever they are presented with. “
Stronsay Kirk to Welcome New Minister
Scott Daily from Danville, Indiana USA is to be Stronsay Kirk’s ordained locum minister. He will be at Stronsay for at least six months.
“A person can consider this story from a Christian viewpoint, or as a member of another faith, or have no ‘faith’, at all.”