Lerwick RC Parish Church
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.
Mass Times for St Margaret's, Lerwick
The Church is now open daily from 9 a.m. to dusk Visitors to the parish are welcome, but please register through the Contact page, giving your name, Shetland address and contact phone number. This is necessary for contact tracing in the event of an outbreak of corona virus involving our church.
SUNDAY: 10.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. (Vigil Mass, Saturday 5 p.m.)
Monday - [No Mass] [17 Jan 22, Mass in Haroldswick, Unst, 12 Noon]
Tuesday - 1 p.m. [18 Jan 22, Mass in Fetlar Kirk, 12 Noon. No Lerwick Mass]
Wednesday - 5.15 p.m.
Thursday - 1 p.m.
Friday - 5.15 p.m.
Saturday - 11.30 a.m.
Rosary at 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month.
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Parish Room & Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa
The Czestochowa Chapel, which is located within the Parish Room adjacent to the Church, is currently closed to visitors because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Catholic Church in Shetland
View from near the site of St Magnus's Church, Tingwall, which in the Middle Ages was the seat of the Archdeacon of Shetland.
You will find a brief history of the Catholic Church in the Shetland Islands on the blog page. Links will be added to this Home Page as new blogs are added:
- 1. Early Christian Shetland - St Ninian's Isle
- 2. Celtic Missionaries to Shetland
- 3. The Norse Church in Shetland
- 4. The Medieval Church in Shetland
- 5. The North Pole Mission (1860-69)
- 6. The Herring Boom (1870-1914)
The Parish has adopted six students in Ghana and is funding their tertiary education. More details can be found on the AFRICA FUND page (see link, right) and on the Blog.