Church name

St. Mary's Church, South Ronaldsay

Denomination:   Church of Scotland
Address:   South Parish, Burwick, sth Ronaldsay, Orkney
Local Authority:   Orkney Islands
Listing:   B

Church Overview

Old St Mary’s is in the very south of the south parish at Burwick. Also historically known as the Lady Kirk. It is on the site where the first Christian missionaries reputedly arrived in Orkney. The church houses a rounded grey whin stone that is carved with 2 footprints and is believed to be a Pictish coronation stone.



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St. Mary's Church, South Ronaldsay


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