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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The Big Table Cafe - closed until further notice

30/03/2020

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

30/03/2020 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 info@cathedral.im or T: 844 830

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Cathedral at home: Sunday morning service.

05/04/2020

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

06/04/2020

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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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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