St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney (ii)

This frieze at St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney, situated just at the beginning of the chancel of the cathedral, near the font, tells the story of the life of St Magnus.

Frieze St Magnus Cathedral Orkney

Font, with frieze behind and dazzling floor tiles below:-

St Magnus Cathedral Font

Memorial to John Rae, Arctic explorer, who found the final part of the Northwest Passage, named Rae Strait after him:-

John Rae Memorial, St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney

The above memorial lies in a side aisle off the chancel. Behind it on the east wall, below the stained glass window, is a series of plaques with the names of Orkney writers and artists. St Magnus Cathedral’s very own Poets’ Corner:-

John Rae Memorial and Poet's Corner, St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney

Poets’ Corner:-

St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney, Poets' Corner

Statue of St Olaf. Very nordic:-

Statue of St Olaf, St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney

That nordic style also shows through on this table at top of the nave:-

Table, St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney

The cathedral’s Viking heritage is also celebrated with this model ship on the altar table:-

St Magnus Cathedral Viking Ship

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