Tea and Tours
Tea, Tours, Mini Golf, Exhibition, Plant Sale …
St German’s Cathedral, Peel
The Cathedral is approaching its 40th Anniversary, so to celebrate this, the Cathedral is hosting on Saturdays in August between 2pm – 5pm Mini Golf in the aisles, Afternoon Tea in the Refectory, Garden Tours (and if wet Cathedral tours), an exhibition showing the activity of the church across the Island today and the sale of plants particularly suited to our Island.
The tours of the 19 garden rooms (which can be viewed in over ten different ways) will enable you to unlock the history of the Isle of Man from the 5th century to the present day and then go on to explore these treasures for yourself in the Manx landscape. There is also a dinosaur trail and various work sheets for young people together with an explorer kit.
If wet there will be tours of the Cathedral, discovering the turbulent history of a building that once had the tallest spire on the Island and the hidden history telling of the disaster that blew off the roof in a hurricane.
The Dean said: ‘despite housing so many treasures, our Island Cathedral and its gardens are still one of the best kept secrets’.
The Cathedral Refectory is open for Tea and Cake, or for a special pre-booked ‘Dean’s Afternoon Tea’ to suit your own timing, with every treat you would expect for £10.00 (under 12 year olds in family parties go free). To book the Dean’s Tea contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 844 830. The Cathedral aisles are open for mini golf at £1 per round.
You can see and walk a full-scale replica of the famous Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth near Paris without leaving the Island.
The Arts and Crafts garden celebrating the life of Archibald Knox is perhaps at its best in August.
Afternoon Tea in the Refectory
Contact: The very Revd. Nigel Godfrey 844 830