Shetland PilgrimageBlessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on Pilgrimage New here?
Who we are
We offer safe, sacred space and gentle hospitality to all who visit us. We do not make any fixed charge for your stay, but guests are invited to make a donation towards the upkeep, development and ministry of the house.
The house is set in its own grounds which include both mature and newly planted trees, and we are seeking to create a sanctuary for both people and wildlife. The house sits within a beautiful rural landscape only 400 metres from Tresta beach and the ancient kirk dedicated to St Bartholomew and the Holy Rood. There are many possibilities locally for quietness and solitude as well as for more adventurous walking and exploration.
- 3 en-suite guest bedrooms (1 double bedded, 1 twin bedded, 1 with a double and a single bed)
- A sitting and dining room, library and chapel
There are four services each day in the chapel:
- 08.00 Morning Prayer
- 12.30 Midday Prayer
- 17.30 Evening Prayer
- 21.30 Night Prayer
Guests are welcome join us for any or all of the above and to use the chapel at other times for personal reflection and prayer
We can also offer at agreed times:
- teaching within a planned retreat programme
- times of personal listening, prayer and spiritual accompaniment
- guided walks and other visits
We can offer full-board for our guests (with adequate notice), including some special diets, and we also have facilities for self-catering. However, please note that we only have one small local shop and the supermarkets in Lerwick require a 6 hour round trip including 4 ferry crossings!
Fetlar is not the most accessible destination in the U.K. so careful planning is advisable if you visit us. We are happy to give guidance concerning modes of transport; whatever combination of air, ferry, train, bus or car you envisage. It is good if you can view your journey as part of your pilgrimage rather than just a trial to be endured!