THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in Scotland
under the patronage of Saint John Henry Newman
The Ordinariate in Birnie Kirk, near Elgin

Evening Prayer is said every Wednesday at 7pm in
Birnie Kirk
which is three miles south of Elgin IV30 8SU,
and a monthly Ordinariate Mass is celebrated at 12 noon. 
See below for the date of the next Ordinariate Mass. 

Birnie Kirk, once the Cathedral of Moray, is older than the great Abbeys and Cathedrals in Scotland, most of which are now in ruins. Built no later than 1140, this Norman building, built to replace an earlier 6th century church. It still serves its original purpose of almost 900 years of uninterrupted Christian worship.

Closed by the Church of Scotland in November 2023, who said it was “making the best use of resources“ in “increasingly challenging times“, thanks to an agreement with the new Elgin Kirk Session it now echoes to the sounds of Ordinariate worship.

While Kirk worship can no longer happen, in January 2024 lay members of the local Ordinariate group stepped in to offer of an ecumenical service of Evening Prayer from the Ordinariate's Divine Worship Daily Office. This was warmly welcomed by the new Elgin Kirk Session who also agreed to a monthly Ordinariate Mass being celebrated in Birnie Kirk.

Evening Prayer is said in Birnie Kirk
every Wednesday at 7pm


The next Ordinariate Mass in Birnie Kirk is on
Saturday 4th May
 at 12 noon
St Mary on Saturday


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