Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Burwick Church, Orkney

Another really busy week - so here are a few images of Burwick Church on South Ronaldsay, Orkney.  I wonder what the average congregation is?





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26 comments:

  1. That church looks like its been there for awhile.

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  2. Lovely old stone church! I really like your first photo with the tombstones all around it.

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  3. Great photos. Does a modern congregation still use it? Amazing!

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  4. Gorgeous scenery and wonderful photos!

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

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  5. Interesting location. I'm wanting some history. That's just me. You're really going to make me do the research? You're gonna owe me!

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  6. Interesting photos!
    Have a great week!
    Lea

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  7. Just love that first image, Stewart. I wonder what it is about such old buildings and graveyards that captures our attention - a fascination for what has gone before and what has survived the ravages of time and weather?

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  8. I love the first image, too. Are those bluebells? But I love the other photos, too. Obviously, you weren't there in winter. I'll be in Scotland for almost a week in October, but by the time I've seen the places from which my ancestors emigrated, I'll only have time for one island, and I've chosen Skye. I'd love to return to see the outer islands.

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  9. wonderful. we have seen a lot of churches like that (isolated location, small, mostly wooden) in Iceland and wondered about congregation as well. it turns out that those churches are built for tax reasons on private properties (tax reductions) and are not functioning churches.

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  10. Well that is as almost as far as you can get from your place and certainly nearer to me, not I just have to go there sometime

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  11. I suspect the congregation is zero looking at all those gravestones.

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  12. Dead??? Sorry, I couldn't resist as your question was followed by a picture of the cemetery..beautiful, by the way..Enjoy your day..

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  13. Haha, you might be looking at it in that first picture.

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  14. Sweet little Church and of course the beautiful cemetery...so indicative of the historical background of the island. Scotland is a beautiful country...I've recently been watching Shetland on our public broadcasting station...set and filmed in the Shetland Islands of Scotland, and nearby islands. GORGEOUS country!!! This makes me want to go back to Scotland!!!

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  15. What a beautiful spot. Oh, how I would love to visit the little church and read the tombstones. Scotland has so much beauty to share. I wish I could return. genie

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  16. Beautiful! I have ancestors on both my mother and father's sides from Orkney. Thank you for sharing this.

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  17. it's so evocative of an earlier era -- I hope there is still a living congregation to care for it.

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  18. Oooh wow! That looks like such a great place to visit. I wonder how old the oldest tombstone in that cemetery is.

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  19. Desolate, isolated and gorgeous! Great photos Stewart!

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