Diocesan Blog - February, 2018

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Independent Safeguarding Audit Report

Independent Safeguarding Audit Report

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has been commissioned to undertake an audit of the safeguarding arrangements of each diocese of the Church of England, with the aim of understanding how safeguarding is working. The audit of the Diocese of Sodor and Man was carried out by Susan Ellery… Read more


Continuing Ministerial Development (CMD) 2018

Continuing Ministerial Development (CMD) 2018

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For Ash Wednesday and Lent

For Ash Wednesday and Lent

For Ash Wednesday and Lent:  St German’s Cathedral, Isle of Man, 14 February 2018 Because I do not hope to turn again Because I do not hope Because I do not hope to turn So begins one of the great modernist poems of English literature:  Ash-Wednesday by TS Eliot. … Read more


Collation and Induction - Father Tom Davis SSC

Collation and Induction - Father Tom Davis SSC

The collation and induction of the Reverend Thomas Henry Davis SSC took place on the evening of Monday 12 February in the Parish Church of St Matthew the Apostle, Douglas. The service began with the processional traditional hymn of St Matthew  'He sat to watch o'er customs paid'.… Read more


Obituary - The Reverend John Hebden

Obituary - The Reverend John Hebden

Dear friends, This is to let you know that The Reverend John Hebden, died peacefully in Nobles Hospital, Douglas earlier today aged 99 years. He was ordained in 1960 at the age of 42 and served first as a Curate in Skipton at Holy Trinity Church before taking up the… Read more


Easter campaign launches as Easter bunny closes in on Jesus

Easter campaign launches as Easter bunny closes in on Jesus

Churches in the UK and Isle of Man are planning to distribute more than quarter of a million Easter stories inside Easter eggs this year as part of a national campaign to plug a gap in knowledge about the religious festival. Despite Easter being one of the most… Read more