Tingwall Church

Access for partially abled Toilets on premises
Also Known As:
St Magnus
Church of Scotland
OS Reference:
Veensgarth, Tingwall, Mainland, ZE2 9SB
Local Authority:

Directions to your Church

On B9074 at north end of Loch of Tingwall

Location of Church

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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.


Sunday 9.15am April-September, 12noon October-March except 5th Sunday of the month when a charge-wide United service is held (see local press or website).

Opening Arrangements

Open daily

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Tingwall Parish Church

Linked Churches

Scalloway Church, Weisdale Church, Bridgend Church, Burra, Meal Kirk, Burra


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