Community, Worship, Culture

Cathedral Isle of Man is fortunate to have a number of gifted adult singers who volunteer their services to sing music of a high standard.

The Lay Clerks

The Lay Clerks are voluntary adult singers which form the basis of the 'back row', and are a lively, sociable group, where strong lifelong friendships are formed during the many musical activities undertaken by the choir. Uniquely, the Lay Clerks at Cathedral Isle of Man also includes sopranos .

The Lay Clerks sing with the Choristers at major services and also on their own as a 'Schola'. Singers come from all walks of life and are involved in a great many musical groups across the Island. There are occasional vacancies in the Lay Clerks and those interested should contact the Director of Music to arrange an audition and rehearsal information.

The Young Songmen

This group is designed for boys whose voices are changing and receive attention to get used to their new vocal range from the Director of Music. They sing alongside the adult Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars for services, and rehearse on Wednesdays 4.30 - 5.30pm.

Choral Scholarships

The Cathedral in conjunction with the St German's Cathedral Foundation for Music and Arts is offering unique opportunities particularly for young singers.

Opportunity exists to appoint Choral Scholars to sing at the Cathedral during their A Level study years, before gap year or University.The Scholarship involves singing at the Cathedral at least twice a month which can be negotiated with the Director of Music.

If you have any queries about becoming a choral scholar please email Dr Litman on  who will be happy to discuss this further with you.


Our Cathedral choir sing Lully, Lulla, Lullay by Philip Stopford at a charity fundraising event.


Our treasured Choral Heritage - now, and for tomorrow ......

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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Choral Eucharist - Gaudate Sunday

15/12/2019 10:30

Setting: Belmont Mass (Walker) | Anthem: Tone 1 Magnificat (Cesar de Zacharis) | Voluntary: Toccata on Nun Freut Euch (Rogg)

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Festival of Lessons and Carols

15/12/2019 15:00

Choir Carols: Make we Merry (Carter), And the Glory of the Lord (Handel), Sussex Carol (Willcocks), Listen Sweet Dove (Grayston Ives), Balulalow (Lane), Torches (Joubert), Easter Monarchs (Ian Tracey) and Ding dong merrily on high (Wilberg)  Plus favourite congregational carols and descants!

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The Big Table Cafe

16/12/2019 12:00 - 14:00

Share a freshly cooked hot meal with friends old and new - irrespective of your means. Every Monday (except some bank holidays) in the Corrin Hall.

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Sung Evening Prayer

18/12/2019 17:30 - 18:00

Cantor led congregational singing of evening prayer in the choirstalls.

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Cathedral Isle Of Man News

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Christmas Services

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Visit of our Patron HRH The Princess Royal

Visit to Labyrinth

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Music Outreach

Workshop on Manx Music and Movement.

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Our Eco Church

Statement, mission, policy & ways to help.

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Cathedral special services

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