St Boniface, Papa Westray

St Boniface, Papa Westray

Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Papa Westray, KW17 2BU
Local Authority: Orkney
Listing: B

Church Overview

Two Pictish cross-slabs found in kirkyard (one now in Orkney Museum, Kirkwall, the other in NMS) indicate that there was an 8th- century church here. The present building dates from 12th century, enlarged early 1700s and furnished with box pews, gallery and high pulpit. Restored 1993. Norse period hog-backed tombstone in the kirkyard.


Occasional services

Opening Arrangements

Open daily


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St Boniface, Papa Westray


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