Friends of Cathedral Isle Of Man

Community, Worship, Culture

Membership is free

The Friends exist to share vision and information, and to be a forum for debate. Fundraising is NOT the purpose of the Friends.

Sharing the vision

First and foremost – we will give Friends a clear understanding of the Vision of the Cathedral. A Cathedral is not simply
a big parish church, it is the Bishop’s seat and as such aims to be a symbolic focus of unity of the Anglican church on the Island as it’s mother church, but it is much more.

We seek to be a place of welcome and respectful dialogue between:

  • People of different Christian denominations
  • Between people of all faiths
  • Between all people working for the common good (those with or without faith)

We seek to work:

  • Inter-generationally
  • Inter-culturally, while valuing our Island heritage
  • Celebrating people’s gifts and endeavours regardless of background

We aim to offer a resource which encourages:

  • Engagement with the community
  • Visitors becoming pilgrims
  • Musical excellence and showcasing public art
  • Civic and cultural use
  • Sustainability

Sharing information

  • We will send a short electronic News Sheet by email quarterly (it will also be available to view or download at
  • As we make no charge to be a Friend, hard copy will only be available at the Cathedral on Advent Sunday, Easter Day, St German’s Day (13th July) and Michael and All Angels (29th September).
  • Typically, each issue will cover topics including:
    - What’s New
    - Friends Post
    - Forthcoming Events
    - Focus on a particular sector of Cathedral life

Encouraging a forum for debate

Join today - Membership is free. This is not because we have enough financial provision - but fundraising is NOT the purpose of the Friends.

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Or find out more

If you would prefer to know more about one particular area of Cathedral life,
we can offer the following:

  • The Friends of the Cathedral Gardens (sharing in the care of one of the completed gardens as they come on stream)
  • The Friends of the Cathedral Hospitality (planning and providing refreshments associated with major services/events in the Cathedral)
  • The Friends of Cathedral Flowers (the opportunity to be part of a team of flower arrangers for major occasions)
  • The Friends of Cathedral Music (keeping in touch with music events associated with the Cathedral, including work in schools, concerts and choir activities)
  • Cathedral Chaplain and Guides (a group to welcome visitors - operates during the summer months)

For further information about any of these groups, please contact the Cathedral office 01624 844830 or - Nigel Godfrey Dean 

Click here to download the Friends of Cathedral Isle of Man leaflet.

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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Cathedral at home: Sunday morning service.


We hope to be able to live stream in the near future, but until such a time, Dean Nigel and Revd Ruth have put together a simple form of Liturgy for Sunday morning which you can use in your homes. 

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The Big Table Cafe - closed until further notice


While society is doing all it can to curtail the spread of Coronavirus, the Cathedral is following national advice so will not be operating Big Table at midday on Mondays until further notice.

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Gardening Club

13/04/2020 10:00 - 16:00

The Cathedral gardens, while still being developed, are at the stage that we would welcome volunteers to assist in maintaining them.  No prior knowledge of gardening is required, there are experts to guide you and teach you new gardening skills.  Its a chance to be in the fresh air, get fit, meet new people and join us for a session, an hour or a day.  Lunch is provided at the Big Table Cafe anytime from 12.00 - 2.00pm and hot drinks are on tap. If you are interested contact the or T: 844 830

Read more …

Cathedral at home: Sunday morning service.


We hope to be able to live stream in the near future, but until such a time, Dean Nigel and Revd Ruth have put together a simple form of Liturgy for Sunday morning which you can use in your homes. 

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Cathedral Isle Of Man News

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Cathedral at home

Sunday morning service

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Coronavirus Statement

Updated 17th March 2020.

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Cathedral special services

Currently there are no events.