St Columba's, Lerwick

St Columba's, Lerwick

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: 1 Greenfield Place, Lerwick, ZE1 0AQ
Local Authority: Shetland
Listing: B

Church Overview

Designed by James Milne of Edinburgh and built 1828 with interior and apse of 1895 by John M Aitken, the church is recognised as a fine example of neo-classical architecture in the north of Scotland. Splendid horse-shoe gallery. Organ by Bryceson Bros of London 1871, one of the earliest in the Church of Scotland. Stained glass window depicting the figure of Jesus by Danish sculptor Thorvaldsen. Extensive refurbishment in 2008.


Sunday: 11.15am

Opening Arrangements

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Image Gallery

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St Columba's, Lerwick


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