Tingwall Church

Tingwall Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Veensgarth , Tingwall , ZE2 9SB
Local Authority: Shetland
Listing: B

Church Overview

Typical white-harled hall-church of the reformed tradition, this is the second-oldest church in Shetland still in use. The church opened its doors for worship in 1790 although there has been a church in Tingwall since the 12th century. Originally dedicated to St Magnus; part of the old church may still be seen in the nearby grass-covered burial vault. Inside, the church still has its original late 18th century interior with gallery and tall pulpit.


Services for the first four Sundays each month rotate around the three church buildings in the Parish and are at 10.30 a.m. (see local press, Facebook and notices at the churches). 5th Sunday of the month is a charge-wide United service.

Opening Arrangements

Regrettably building now kept locked. Key from Laureen Slater 01595 840338 or 07748095628

Access for partially abled     Disabled WC

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Tingwall Church


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