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Warm welcome at St Magnus Cathedral is recognised

Date: 22 September 2022

Cathedral new entrance

St Magnus Cathedral has been shortlisted within the tourism category of the National Church Awards 2022 for its warm welcome to all.

The awards by the National Churches Trust recognise churches that make a particular effort to welcome a wide variety of users and visitors from near and far and share in their history and heritage.

Annie Thuesen, Assistant Custodian/Visitor Services Assistant at the Cathedral, said: “All involved in providing the frontline services at the cathedral play a part in making its fascinating history accessible and interesting to everybody, and we are delighted with this recognition through the shortlisting.”

The chair of the Council’s Education, Housing and Leisure Committee, Councillor Gwenda Shearer, added: “Folk in Orkney are rightly proud of St Magnus Cathedral and want to share its magnificence with others from around the world. The recent addition of the new entrance way has simply added to that visitor and user experience. The Council manages the Cathedral on behalf of the people of Orkney and we, as councillors, take pride in ensuring the building remains a must-see for those who visit and a comforting old friend for those who live here. I offer congratulations for making the shortlist and wish all well for the announcement.”

The Cathedral is one of ten finalists in the category. The winner will be announced on 24 October 2022 at Mercers Hall, London. The event will be livestreamed, and those interested can register free at https://nationalchurchawards2022.eventbrite.co.uk.

For more information on the awards see National Church Awards 2022 | National Churches Trust)

Find more on the Cathedral https://www.stmagnus.org/

  • Summary:

    St Magnus Cathedral has been shortlisted within the tourism category of the National Church Awards 2022 for its warm welcome to all.

    The awards by the National Churches Trust recognise churches that make a particular effort to welcome a wide variety of users and visitors from near and far and share in their history and heritage.

  • Category:
    Community

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