|Fri||-||Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 4:15pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation 4:15pm
The Church of St Margaret's in Lerwick, opened for worship in 1911, is the most northerly Catholic Parish Church in the British Isles. Lerwick is the administrative capital of the Shetland Islands, one hundred or so in all, 15 of which are inhabited.
Today, the parish of Shetland consists of about 400 people from a variety of places including England, Scotland and Ireland, the United States and Poland. You also meet Catholics from Germany, Belgium, Malta and Philippines. Very few are native Shetlanders.
Catholics in Shetland form part of the Diocese of Aberdeen with their Bishop living an hour's aeroplane journey away. Yet modern means of communications overcome problems of distance.
Several members of the parish trained to become Catechists using the Open University model of distance learning. This was done by the Diocesan Ogilvie Institute and Birmingham's Maryvale Institute.