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 Holy Week and Easter
Holy Wednesday - 6.45 p.m.
Holy Thursday, 18th April - EVENING MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER, 7 p.m. followed by Compline and watching at the Altar of Repose until Midnight.
Good Friday, 19th April - LITURGY OF THE PASSION, 3 p.m. Stations of the Cross in the Church at 7 p.m.
Holy Saturday, 20th April - Morning Prayer at 10.30 a.m., followed by Blessing of the Easter Breakfast Baskets (Polish Tradition) from 11- 11.30 a.m.
The EASTER VIGIL begins at 10 p.m. on Holy Saturday. Start outside the Church for the blessing of the new fire.
EASTER SUNDAY,21st April, EASTER DAY MASS at 10.30 a.m., simple Evening Mass at 7.30 p.m.
Easter Monday, 22nd April - Mass in Yell at 10.45 a.m. See events page. Parish Picnic.
Parish Room & Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa
The Czestochowa Chapel, which is located within the Parish Room adjacent to the Church, is available for private prayer. The parish room is normally open from 8.30 am until dusk in winter, and until 6.30 pm in summer. There are books, newspapers and facilities for making tea and coffee.
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 four 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.