Moncur Memorial Church, Stronsay

Moncur Memorial Church, Stronsay

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Wardhill, KW17 2AG
Local Authority: Orkney

Church Overview

Stronsay’s only church, built in 1955 to a design by Edinburgh architect Leslie Grahame MacDougall using a legacy from jute manufacturer Alexander Moncur whose maternal grandfather was Minister in Stronsay 1825-60. A large, harled, cruciform building, retaining many traditional Orcadian features in its construction. Red sandstone and blue whinstone blend with the wooden floor and large roof trusses to give a quiet, dignified appearance. Beautiful stained glass window of ‘Christ as the Good Shepherd’ by Marjorie Kemp 1935 enhances the chancel.


Sunday 11.00am

Opening Arrangements

Open daily 9.00am-9.00pm May to September; at other times by arrangement


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Moncur Memorial Church, Stronsay


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