Exhibitions

Manx Christianity 2020

2020 saw the 40th Anniversary of our building being the Cathedral, and we seek to serve all the churches across the Island.  We wanted to demonstrate the breadth of current Christianity and celebrate all that is being done in Christ’s name.  Originally planned to work with the Churches’ Flower Festival in Tynwald Week (5-12 July 2020), this exhibition contains one board for each of the Anglican parishes on the Island, and one for each of the other denominations that are part of Churches Alive in Man.  We are grateful to Culture Vannin for covering the cost of boards.

The Manx Bible

In 1819 Manx people could buy the whole Bible in one volume for the first time.  This exhibition marked the 200th anniversary of that achievement, tracing the development of the scriptures from the initial need to provide a written version of Manx.  These 16 boards tell the story from the translation of the Psalms at the beginning of the 17th century to the publication of the digital version in 2019.

The original exhibition included 16 boards, a timeline, a selection of proverbs provided by students from Bunscoill Ghaelgagh (the school where lessons are taught through the medium of Manx), some copies of old books in Manx (including a copy of the 1819 Bible and the version published in 1979), and audio tracks in Manx of the Lord’s Prayer and Psalm 23.

As is appropriate, all the information was available in both Manx and English.  The timeline is also available here but has been separated into English (first) and then Manx to make it easier to access.