The story of Methodism on the
We saw this pattern repeated right across Shetland. The church in Scalloway, the old capital of Shetland, has been refurbished in the last few years and now offers a welcoming and flexible worship space in which we shared in the Saturday evening prayer and praise meeting.
On Sunday we travelled 55 miles from Lerwick and used 2 ferries to reach Haroldswick where we were to worship in the most northerly church in
We were greeted by members of the church and shared fellowship with them over tea before the evening service.
Haroldswick is on Unst, Shetland’s northernmost inhabited island. Earlier in the day we worshiped on the neighbouring
We returned to the manse in Lerwick over 12 hours after we had left, and realised how challenging but rewarding offering pastoral oversight to remote island churches can be.