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We would like to hear from anyone interested in the parish of Orphir and Stenness. This is where you can leave a message (hopefully of support!) and make contact with other members of our world wide Christian congregation.
Stenness cemetery
Hello, I will be visiting Stenness in September. Is there a record of Stenness cemetery burials that I might use to research my Muir ancestors whom I believe were interred there (ca 1900). Thank you very much for your lovely website
Jean (Oregon, USA)
Posted by Jean Muir on 20 August 2013
recent visit
Hello, I wanted to thank everyone for such a warm welcome back to Orphir, Sunday 16th June 2013 was my 5th visit to the church. So lovely to worship with you again. Every blessing for the future. It was extremely difficult to hold back the tears as my plane left Kirkwall!
Posted by Catherine Hompstead on 23 June 2013
Lennie Family
Hi, I am visiting in October this year and researching some of my father's family in the area. My father, John Veater, grew up on a farm with his uncle's family, I believe the name was John Harvey Lennie, known as Harvey's farm. Dad was there from about 1940 and i think Harvey was born around 1900. Havent been able to find much about him, i think his mother was Maria Lennie and his grandmother Barbara Harvey, of Chinegar. Is Chinegar a place or a property/business perhaps? Any hints, info, suggestions very welcome :)
Thanks so much, Lesley
Posted by Lesley Veater on 15 June 2012
Messy Church
Hi - delighted to see that Messy Church has reached Orkney! Every blessing with it and do let us know how it's going.
cheers
Lucy
Posted by Lucy Moore on 26 April 2012
Hugh Halcro
I'm so excited!!!
I have the opportunity to visit Scotland in July and wanted to do some family research on my husbands family while I am there. I found your site in hopes of finding a contact that could tell me the best place to do research. The first line that I read was: Anyone wishing to post notices on this page please contact Hugh Halcro-Johnston on 811200.
I would like to research Robert Halcro & Katherine Seater, son Magnus Halcro who was born Nov 5, 1729, Orphir Orkney Islands. They immigrated to America on the Marlborough. Magnus married Elisabeth from Kirkwall, St. Olla Orkney and they had a son named Hugh Halcro!!!!

Hugh was 6 yrs when they immigrated. Magnus was indentured to Lt Col Thomas Brown. I would very much like to find more history on this and was truly hoping to find distant relatives during the visit.

If I could get in contact with Hugh Halcro-Johnston I would sincerely appreciate it.

Marie Harcrow
Texas, USA
Posted by Marie Harcrow on 13 April 2012
Overcomer Ministry
Posted on 01 April 2012
Jane Maria Nugent Steele
Posted on 17 February 2012
Gday from an Orphir descendant
Posted on 13 January 2012
Greeting!
Posted on 22 December 2011
Hello
Posted on 13 July 2011
Rev. Victor Pogue
Posted on 27 January 2010
Rev Tom Clark
Posted on 25 February 2009
family history
Posted on 02 February 2009
family history
Posted on 25 January 2009
The website
Posted on 13 January 2009
Website
Posted on 12 January 2009
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