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Twatt Kirk Birsay

A chapter in Birsay history soon to be brought to an end with the closing of the Twatt Kirk.
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Picture added on 10 June 2008
At least Birsay has St Magnus and Sandwick has St Peter's, both now rescued from the tender care of the Church of Scotland. What is to happen to St Michael's in Harray?
Added by Paul Sutherland on 11 June 2008
St Michael's in Harray is to be used by the Birsay, Harray and Sandwick congregation until such time as a new church is built in Dounby.
Added by Tommy Matches on 13 June 2008
And then what? Will steps be taken to preserve it as a church as has been done with St Magnus and St Peter's?
Added by Paul Sutherland on 18 June 2008
Has the organ found a home yet?
Added by Jo Jones (nee Richards) on 27 July 2009
The organ was removed on behalf of the church and as far as I am aware it is still in storage awaiting a suitable home.
Added by Tommy Matches on 28 July 2009
I see that St Michael's in Harray is now for sale. Further to my comments above in 2008, does anyone know if there are plans for a local trust or other body to try to acquire it and preserve it as a church?
Added by Paul Sutherland on 15 November 2013
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