"Then in the light of the new day, 16 April 1117,
there was a blinding flash of metal in the sun"
George Mackay Brown
St Magnus Church - Egilsay
MAGNUS 900 OPENING WEEKEND 15 - 17 April 2017 - more information to follow
2017 marks the 900th Anniversary of the death of St Magnus - preparations are underway for a series of events due to start on Easter weekend starting Friday 15th April and carry on throughout 2017.
We will update our site as details become available but in the meantime have a look at the ORKNEYJAR website which holds a wealth of historical information about Orkney
... and for Information on St Magnus
Watch this space!
This year we have welcomed people from all over Orkney and beyond. Many have come as pilgrims and others to join in the events marking 900 years since St Magnus was betrayed and his life ended here on Egilsay. On April 15th 80 folk came to re-enact, sing and tell stories on the opening Easter weekend of a year full of special events. The monks from Stronsay and their congregation visited on 20th May and performed a trdaitional Latin Mass. Pupils and teachers from Evie School came on 2nd May to visit the Church, commemorative cairn and visit our lovely beach.
We are looking forward to welcoming many more visitors over the next few months.