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I had been intrigued by online pictures of this chapel and its story, so we took a ship's tour that promised to stop there. In a beautiful setting, this small Chapel tells a story of war, and faith and love as well as healing. The...More
When I first saw the Quonset hut that had been transformed into a chapel, I was unimpressed, and then I stepped inside. Once inside, I was blown away. The story of how this came to be is compelling and worth hearing. To call it a...More
Before visiting Orkney I was vaguely aware of the important role that Scapa Flow played in both world wars in protecting the allied fleets. I confess I was not aware of the Churchill Barriers that were constructed to prevent U-boat access (albeit after early complacency...More
visited here on our way to Kirkwall and were amazed by this beautiful little chapel the history of the soldiers who created this oasis of peace in a very troubled time is very inspiring. The decoration of this nissen building is amazing the story its...More
a short drive by local bus from Kirkwall. just get on the bus to St. Margaret Hope.
close to the Churchill barriers where this story started. you cannot imagine they were able to build this. there was originally another chapel but it was destroyed after...More
This is an amazing place. The story itself is fascinating, built by very talented Italian POW's who also built the Churchill barriers/ causeway to prevent German easy access to Scapa Flow. The painting is beautiful and so is the wrought iron work. The families of...More
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So sometime late 1943 two nissen huts were given to the prisoners. They left the island 9 Sep 1944. Difficult to say exactly when it was first used as a chapel though.. owing to the fortunes of war the chapel was in use a... More
So sometime late 1943 two nissen huts were given to the prisoners. They left the island 9 Sep 1944. Difficult to say exactly when it was first used as a chapel though.. owing to the fortunes of war the chapel was in use a very short time.