Saturday, 16 April 2016

New chairman - (St Nicholas Kirk, Holm, Orkney)

On Saturday 16th April, a group of trustees and Friends of St Nicholas met at the Ould Kirk in Holm to prepare the interior for the start of the visitor season. The group were also welcoming their new chairman, Andrew Drever, who takes the position previously held by the late Alfie Flett.

Alfie Flett was a co-founder in 2009 of the Friends of St Nicholas, a charity dedicated to the preservation of the redundant church of St Nicholas for free public use. It is now a secular building, with space available for displays and exhibitions during the summer months, and there is a small room containing information and photos from Holm’s past.

The interior of the main building is soon to be improved for public use by the repair of the boarded  windows, once more giving light to the interior, and enhancing the appearance of the Kirkyard in this scenic area.

St Nicholas opens again in May, and visitors to Holm Kirkyard can watch for the VESTRY OPEN sign if they wish to see the heritage display. There is a gallery of photos and further information at

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