Diocesan Blog

Together Apart: A rural church response to coronavirus from the Arthur Rank Centre

Together Apart: A rural church response to coronavirus from the Arthur Rank Centre

  The Arthur Rank Centre has launched a resource hub to support rural Christians and churches during the coronavirus outbreak. Named ‘Together Apart’, the hub has a range of resources covering many aspects of rural Christian life. Different section include: farming and agriculture support; practical resources, guidance and advice; resources for children and families, and weekly reflections.  To access the hub click here - arthurrankcentre.org.uk/together-apart/ … Read more


A service for Passion Sunday (the fifth Sunday in Lent)

A service for Passion Sunday (the fifth Sunday in Lent)

  As many provinces have suspended public worship, the Anglican Communion Office has put together a brief video-based Service of the Word for Passion Sunday, featuring prayers written especially for this Sunday – the Fifth Sunday in Lent – which has been designated as a worldwide day… Read more


Farewell to Karen Garrett

Farewell to Karen Garrett

Farewell to Karen Garrett On the 26th April we say farewell to Karen Garrett as Local Minister of Holy Trinity, Patrick  in the Parish of the West Coast.  Karen has led this community for five years and while there has seen considerable changes taking place.  The Community… Read more


New reflection issued for people who cannot attend a funeral

New reflection issued for people who cannot attend a funeral

New reflection issued for people who cannot attend a funeral Under strict rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Church of England funerals may now only happen at crematoria or at gravesides. Only immediate family members can attend – if a crematorium allows – that is,… Read more


New Mental Health Reflections published by the Church of England

New Mental Health Reflections published by the Church of England

A series of reflections on how to cope with anxiety and loneliness in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, including simple Christian meditation techniques and five tips, are published today by the Church of England.  A number of actions that could help people feeling isolated… Read more


Message from HRH The Princess Royal

Message from HRH The Princess Royal

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Church of England to close all church buildings to help prevent spread of coronavirus

Church of England to close all church buildings to help prevent spread of coronavirus

Church of England to close all church buildings to help prevent spread of coronavirus All Church of England churches are to close with immediate effect, including for private prayer, in an effort to help limit the transmission of the coronavirus COVID-19. The archbishops and bishops of the… Read more


'AT YOUR SERVICE' - New from Manx Radio

'AT YOUR SERVICE' - New from Manx Radio

'AT YOUR SERVICE' - New from Manx Radio A new faith programme from Manx Radio 'At Your Service' will be broadcast between 9:30am and 10:00am on Sunday 29 March and in the weeks following. Presented by Judith Ley it will be an ecumenically produced 30 minutes of… Read more


Church updates guidance on weddings and baptisms in light of coronavirus

Church updates guidance on weddings and baptisms in light of coronavirus

Church updates guidance on weddings and baptisms in light of coronavirus Guidance on weddings and baptisms during the current period of restrictions on public gatherings to combat coronavirus has been updated by the Church of England. The new advice makes clear that, while these… Read more


A beginner’s guide to going live with your service or event for free

A beginner’s guide to going live with your service or event for free

A beginner’s guide to going live with your service or event for free Live video is being watched more than ever before. According to Vimeo, more than 80 per cent of people surveyed said they would prefer to watch a live video than read a social post… Read more


A Note From the Diocesan Board of Finance

A Note From the Diocesan Board of Finance

A Note From the Diocesan Board of Finance     Dear Friends, In these difficult times with the closure of public worship, the closure of halls to outside users as well as parish groups and the cancellation of TT, every church on the island is facing a… Read more


Pastoral Letter to the Diocese of Sodor and Man - 18 March 2020

Pastoral Letter to the Diocese of Sodor and Man - 18 March 2020

Pastoral Letter to the Diocese of Sodor and Man - 18 March 2020   Sisters and brothers in Christ, Following yesterday’s instruction that public worship in our churches should be suspended, I write now to give further reflection and guidance on our shared life that continues under the shadow of… Read more