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A Reflection on the Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter

A Reflection on the Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter

Bishop Peter leads a short reflection on the readings for the Third Sunday of Easter   First Reading Acts 3.12-19 Peter addressed the people, ‘You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the… Read more


Update - Covid Circuit Breaker Ends

Update - Covid Circuit Breaker Ends

We rejoice that our ‘circuit-breaker lockdown’ has now concluded, and that we can resume public and social life, including opening our churches once again, with effect from Monday, 19 April. We have kept Easter as best we could, but we may now wish to bring additional Easter-tide exuberance into these… Read more


Service of Holy Communion Marking the Life of HRH Prince Philip

Service of Holy Communion Marking the Life of HRH Prince Philip

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Church Bells to Ring Out

Church Bells to Ring Out

Church bells on the Island wil ring out from noon today (Saturday 10 April) to mark the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip. The tenor bells at Cathedral, Isle of Man in the west and St George's in the east will be tolled, half-muffled 99 times… Read more


The Death of Prince Philip - Liturgical Resources

The Death of Prince Philip - Liturgical Resources

Prayer and Liturgical resources Resources for churches can be downloaded below. Please ensure that the Advice for Worship and Prayer guidance is read ahead of using any of these official resources. The death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh - Advice for Worship and Prayer… Read more


Remembering His Highness Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh

Remembering His Highness Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh

It is with sadness that it has been announced from Buckingham Palace the news of the death of HRH Prince Philip. Statement by Bishop Peter On behalf of the Diocese of Sodor and Man, I express deepest condolences and sadness at the death of His Royal Highness The… Read more