The ML Wood Song School

Community, Worship, Culture

Mary Louisa Wood ARCO, 'Mother of Manx Music' was the first Organist of the Cathedral Church. She established a large choir that was renowned both on Island and across. She lived in Douglas, but had a large singing class of 114 people in Peel, traveling from Douglas to Peel and back to teach on a horse and trap. Ms Wood directed the first Lessons and Carol service in St German's Cathedral in 1885, only 5 years after it had been conceived at Truro Cathedral. She had a massive influence over Church music on the Isle of Man and for this reason we have dedicated the Song Room to her.

 

The facility is adjacent to the Cathedral and is purposely fitted and finished for the rehearsal of the Cathedral Choirs, the teaching of the Choristers and the administration of the Music department.

The Song School was officially blessed, dedicated and opened by the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man, Rt Revd. Peter Eagles on Sunday 23rd June, 2019. The refurbishment and upgrade of the Song Room has been made possible with funding from the St German's Cathedral Foundation for Music and the Arts; AFD Software, Ramsey; The Hobson Trust; The Gough Richie Charitable Trust; The Garfield Weston Foundation; the Choir Parents' Association; Friends of Cathedral Music and the KTS Construction Group.

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

Regular Services Calendar

Sundays

8.30am Eucharist
10.30am Worship with Eucharist
3.30pm Choral Evensong (during term time)

Weekdays

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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Gardeners Club

16/09/2019 10:00 - 16:00

An opportunity to get fit and help make a difference. Turn up anytime between 10am and 4pm  

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The Big Table Cafe

16/09/2019 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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Women in Song @ The Cathedral

17/09/2019 19:30

This popular Peel based choir entertain us with a wonderful programme of music which appeals to all tastes. Take a leisurely stroll in the gardens, and then step inside the Cathedral to enjoy this high quality musical event enriched by the wonderful acoustics of the building. Enjoy tea, coffee and light refreshments afterwards in the company of other music lovers.

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Sung Evening Prayer

18/09/2019 17:30 - 18:00

Cantor led congregational singing of evening prayer in the choirstalls.

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