St Magnus Cathedral - Britain’s most northerly Cathedral.

St Magnus Cathedral known as the 'Light in the North' was founded in 1137 by the Viking, Earl Rognvald, in honour of his uncle St Magnus.  The Cathedral belongs to the people of Orkney and its doors are open to all.  The Cathedral, set in the heart of Kirkwall, the capital city of the Orkney Islands, is a place of stillness, of inspiration, of warmth, and is steeped in the presence of God.  We invite you to explore this website which contains information about many aspects of the Cathedral's life.

The congregation of St Magnus Cathedral is very conscious of its place in a long continuum of worship in this ancient, holy building.  Worship is what draws people to the Cathedral.  Our worship is open to anyone who might wish to participate.


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