By Ian Cooper. From his excellent series, Records of a Bygone Age, first published in The Stronsay Limpet and republished here with their kind permission. My family had a long association with […]
Republished here with kind permission of The Stronsay Limpet. As you may remember, last month’s Limpet carried an article about Jane Shearer’s long service certificate, awarded in 1914 in recognition of 53 […]
From Ian Cooper’s excellent series ‘Records of a Bygone Age’, and republished here with kind permission of The Stronsay Limpet. To better follow this story I think it would be helpful to […]
After a vacancy of about 2½ years, Rev Joyce Keyes was ordained and inducted to the charge of Stronsay and Eday in September 1996. Among those present at the induction were: Back row: Rev Fiona Lillie, Stromness, Rev Iain MacDonald, Westray, a minister from Joyce Keyes’ home church in Glasgow and Rev Joan Craig, East Mainland. Front: Rev Bob Mellis, Shapinsay, Rev Joyce Keyes, Rev Frank Bardgett, Community Minister, Rev Marjory McLean, Stromness.
The site, which is also recorded as Cutter’s Tuo, consists of a rounded, grassy mound with numerous stones protruding from the surface.
Stronsay’s Massive Weekend is taking place on the 18th, 19th and 20th of August
On the left is Rev Claude Brownlie, his wife Louisa and three of their five children: William, Margaret and Claude. William joined the army with the Royal Scots and was killed in Gallipoli in 1915. On the right is Rev Brownlie in his later years
“This new church, manse and glebe was given the name of Mansefield and was only the second Secession Church to have its own place of worship in Orkney, Kirkwall being the first.”
“With the difficulty in travelling when roads were very poor or non-existent, a number of other small chapels also existed on Stronsay at various times, “
“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.”