Bessingby, St Magnus

A miniature Orkney cathedral

Location: Church Lane
YO16 4UH
Phone: (01262) 424906

Legend has it that Magnus, the godly ruler of Orkney, was murdered by his jealous cousin. The cathedral in Orkney's capital, Kirkwall, bears his name, and this little church in the Yorkshire Wolds is a one-third scale replica.

The church is popular for baptisms, weddings and Christmas services. It is linked to St Mark's West Hill and is part of the Christ Church Bridlington network of churches.

We hold fortnightly services here during the summer (between Pentecost and Harvest). They are on the first and third Sundays of the month, at 9.30 am. During the winter they are just on the third Sunday of the month, at 9.30 am.