Our Lady of the Waves & St John, Vatersay

Our Lady of the Waves & St John, Vatersay

Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Uidh, HS9 5YW
Local Authority: Western Isles

Church Overview

The church in Vatersay is situated near the shore on one of the most beautiful bays imaginable. It is dedicated to Our Lady of the Waves and St John. It was opened in 1913.

Before the church was built the people of Vatersay journeyed by boat on Sundays to attend Mass at Castlebay on Barra. Today, Vatersay is reached by causeway from Barra.


4.00 pm on 1st Sunday of the month

Opening Arrangements

Open daily

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Our Lady of the Waves & St John, Vatersay


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