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.