Second Life Churches — Saint Magnus Kirk

The region of Hinterland Orkney takes its looks and atmosphere from the RL Orkney Islands off the northern coast of Scotland.  You cannot call it a desolate place, depending on what part you’re in; but it is rocky and hilly, and the North Sea climate is not given to large stands of trees together.  It’s a perfect place for something like Saint Magnus Kirk.  Built out of the local rock, the church is dedicated to the martyred Lord Magnus of Orkney, and was built in memory of the friend of the landowner.  It’s surrounded by a churchyard given to graves and memorials.

Interior, with flags of the Orkney Islands, Scotland and Great Britain.

This is not a church with a regular congregation; rather, it’s a place of prayer, of meditation and memorial.  The two slabs to the sides of the altar are memorial “plaques,” and the owner is willing to add reasonable monuments for others, up to 4 prims total.

Note here the wall carving with a candle burning beneath it; I would say, based on the inscription above it — “Saint Magnus, pray for us” — that this is a memorial to the saint himself.

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