Lerwick RC Parish Church
Due to disruption to the ferry service there will be no Vigil Mass on Saturday 17 March. The Voe Mass is also cancelled.
Welcome to the northernmost Catholic parish in the British Isles. The parish of St Margaret and the Sacred Heart, Lerwick covers the entire Shetland Islands and also serves the pastoral needs of the oil and gas industry, and ships putting in to Lerwick Harbour.
Vigil Mass,Saturday: 5 pm.
Sunday: 10.30 am and 7.30 pm.
Please Note; Fr Ambrose will be absent from the parish 12 - 18 March and 21 - 24 March.
Monday: No Mass.
Tuesday: 10.30 am in the Chapel (13 March: No Mass)
Wednesday: 6.45 pm in the Chapel (14 March: No Mass)
Thursday: 1 pm in the Chapel. (5.15 pm on the first Thursday of every month) (15 March: No Mass)
Friday: 5.15 pm in the Church, followed by Stations of the Cross at 5.45 pm during Lent.
(16 March - no Mass)
Saturday: 11.30 am in the Chapel (17 March - No Mass) (preceded by the Rosary at 11 am on each Saturday during Lent)
Confessions: Saturday 4.15 - 4.45 pm in the Sacristy and at call.
Parish Room & Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa
Weekday Masses are held in the Czestochowa Chapel within the Parish Room adjacent to the Church. The parish room is normally open from 8.30 am until dusk in winter, and until 8 pm in summer. There are books, newspapers and facilities for making tea and coffee.
The Catholic Church in Shetland
Viewed from London, Shetland is remote. But the islands have long had a strategic importance in the North Sea basin. In the middle ages they were an important staging point from Norway to the Viking settlements in the west, and later prospered on the fishing and oil industries. Today Shetland is also the goal of the longest cycle route in Europe, EuroVelo 12.
You will find a brief history of the Catholic Church in the islands on the blog page. Links will be added to this Home Page as new blogs are added: