Diocesan Blog - December, 2016

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Memorial Arrangements for Sheila Davies

Memorial Arrangements for Sheila Davies

Ian and Sheila ministered together for a number of years before retiring and were a blessing in the lives of many on the Island and were blessed in all they did. On behalf of all who know them we send our deepest sympathy and love to Ian and the family… Read more


New Chaplain to the House of Keys

New Chaplain to the House of Keys

Archdeacon appointed as New Chaplain to the House of Keys MHKs unanimously supported the appointment of the Venerable Andrew Brown at a vote in December. The Chaplain of the House serves for the term of the house and leads Members in prayer at the start of each sitting. North Douglas MHK… Read more


Rector's institution to the Northern Plain

Rector's institution to the Northern Plain

Before we get to the close of 2016, the Diocese celebrates with the Parish of the Northern Plain that they now have a new Rector. Revd Iaen Skidmore was instituted and inducted at St Mary de Ballaugh Parish Church on 1st November, following the retirement of Revd Cyril Rogers at the… Read more


Pray for a time of peace and rest

Pray for a time of peace and rest

Bishop Robert and Pauline Paterson exchanged farewells with all of us this autumn before leaving the island for good on 6th November, and Robert Paterson officially retired as Bishop of Sodor and Man on 11th November.  Elected clergy and lay people from our churches are now actively involved with the… Read more


Determination as to Penalty (Gomes)

Determination as to Penalty (Gomes)

Determination as to Penalty (Gomes) Following the recent tribunal (Gomes) the full Determination as to Penalty can be found HERE    … Read more


Doubt, Faith and Christmas

Doubt, Faith and Christmas

Sermon 11th December 2016, Peel Cathedral, by Rosemary Clarke Readings: Isaiah 35.1-10; Matthew 11.2-11   As we walked to and from the Old Cathedral on the day we bade farewell to Bishop Robert, we passed the Central Inn.  Some young men spotted us in our robes and chanted: “Darwin! Darwin!”… Read more