Cathedral Music

Community, Worship, Culture

For centuries music has played a central role in the daily life of cathedrals.  Not only is it critical in supporting the round of worship, but it offers the opportunity for wider community engagement and enjoyment.

Dr Peter Litman is the Organist and Director of Music at Cathedral Isle of Man and is responsible for making music happen at the Cathedral.

Peter began his musical career as the organ scholar at Christ Church College, Canterbury (1996-1999) where he also studied for a degree in Music. He went on to read higher degrees in Music Education at Roehampton University and latterly, at the Institute of Education, University of London. He furthered his studies in organ performance with Roger Fisher, and before being appointed to the Isle of Man in 2012, was the Organist and Director of Music at St Peter's Collegiate Church, in Ruthin, North Wales.  At the Cathedral, Peter is responsible for all areas of the Cathedral’s musical life, including a busy programme of choral services, rehearsals, concerts and the training of organ scholars. In 2012, he was awarded Fellowship of the London College of Music (FLCM). In 2016 he was given an Honorary Fellowship to the Guild of Church Musicians (HonFGCM) for ‘distinguished services to Church Music’; and recently he has been awarded the prestigious Associate of the Royal School of Church Music (ARSCM) for his work, particularly at the Cathedral. 

Dr Litman is assisted by the Organ Scholar for 2018/2019, Christopher Beaumont.

Christopher was formerly an organ scholar at St Andrew's Cathedral, and at the University in Aberdeen where he also studied for a degree in Music. Chris furthered his study with the Open University, gaining a Masters degree in Music in 2017. Prior to coming to Cathedral Isle of Man,  he was Director of Music at Kenilworth Parish Church, near Coventry. Chris continues to study the organ with Nigel Allcoat and in 2014 was awarded LTCL in Organ Performance. 






Regular Services Calendar


8.30am Eucharist
10.30am Worship with Eucharist
3.30pm Choral Evensong (during term time)


9.00am Morning Prayer (Monday – Saturday)
5.30pm Evening Prayer (Monday – Saturday)
9.30am Eucharist (Wednesday and Holy Days)

The Cathedral hosts special services to celebrate events in the community, and the seasons of the Church year. Click here for more details.

Opening times

You are always welcome in the Cathedral, whether for worship or just to look around, learn more about the history, or perhaps simply to enjoy some quiet time on your own.

The Cathedral is open daily from 9am to 6pm.

We are open all year round, though opening hours may vary slightly on Bank Holidays and Holy Days.

Cathedral Isle Of Man Events

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Common Worship Eucharist

12/12/2018 09:30 - 10:00

Common Worship Eucharist every Wednesday in the choir stalls. Followed by tea and coffee in the servery    

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Revolution - drop in Youth Group

14/12/2018 20:00 - 22:00

Revolution - drop in Youth Group 

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Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols

16/12/2018 15:00 - 16:15

Carols, lessons and refreshments..

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Gardeners Club

17/12/2018 10:00 - 16:00

An opportunity to get fit and help make a difference. Turn up anytime between 10am and 4pm  

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Cathedral special services

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Choral Evensong

Choral Evensong

Join us for Choral Evensong with the Cathedral Choristers every Sunday at 3.30pm in term time. (with occasional variations of time for Cathedral events). Said Evening Prayer during holidays.