Diocesan Blog

The Next Bishop of Sodor and Man Consecrated in York Minster

The Next Bishop of Sodor and Man Consecrated in York Minster

On the morning of Thursday 22nd June, Peter Andrew Eagles, formerly Deputy Chaplain General HM Land Forces and Archdeacon for the Army, was consecrated to serve as the Bishop of Sodor and Man by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. The Archbishop opened the service by welcoming everyone to a joyful York Minster, where Pete Wilcox was also consecrated to be the Bishop of Sheffield. People in the congregation had travelled from across the UK and from the Isle of Man to attend the consecration and to enjoy a wonderful time of celebration. After the initial formalities Peter Eagles was presented to the Archbishop by the Bishop of Carlisle, James Newcombe, and the Bishop of the Armed Forces, Nigel Stock.  Peter succeeds the Rt Revd Robert Paterson, who retired in 2016. As Bishop of Sodor and Man, Bishop Peter will have oversight of Church… Read more


Manx Museum Library and Archives: Revised Opening Times

Manx Museum Library and Archives: Revised Opening Times

From 1 August 2017 the Library and Archives Reading Room at the Manx Museum will be open between Wednesday and Saturday, 10am to 5pm.  The hours differ from those of the Manx Museum and so researchers and enquirers are advised and encouraged to plan their research visits accordingly.… Read more


Sharp increase in numbers training to be priests

Sharp increase in numbers training to be priests

A 14% increase in numbers training for the priesthood has been welcomed by the Church of England. An anticipated total of 543 men and women will begin studies this Autumn at colleges across England. Welcoming the increase the Bishop of Guildford, Andrew Watson, said: "I am delighted at… Read more


St Thomas’ Church of England Maintained Primary School

St Thomas’ Church of England Maintained Primary School

St Thomas’ Church of England Maintained Primary School - Celebrating our history as we look towards a new beginning After 147 years in central Douglas, the Diocese looks forward to a new beginning in a new location. This is an opportunity for two different communities to co-exist, to learn from… Read more