Visit of The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York

The Archbishop of York is looking forward to visiting the Isle of Man for the first time…

Archbishop Stephen will be at St Catherine’s, Port Erin on the morning of Saturday 18 March, to meet with parishes and congregations from the South and the West of the Island.  There will be coffee at 10.00, followed by input from the Archbishop until 12:00.  Everyone from congregations and parishes in the Southern or Western Mission Partnership is warmly invited to come and hear the Archbishop.  You are also invited to bring someone with you who may need encouragement in their Christian faith!

This will be repeated on the Saturday afternoon, 18 March, for the Northern and Eastern Mission Partnerships: 2.30 – 4.30 pm at St Paul’s, Ramsey, beginning with input from the Archbishop at 2.30 and concluding with tea at 4.00 pm.  Again, for congregations and parishes in the North and the East (including Douglas): please come, and bring a friend!

The Archbishop of York is a compelling and exciting speaker and evangelist, and he will be speaking about his vision for the Church of England: ‘Becoming a more Christ-centred Church’.

On the morning of Sunday, 19 March, at 10.30, the Archbishop will be celebrating the eucharist and preaching at the Cathedral in Peel.  This is Mothering Sunday (4th of Lent), when traditionally Christians would go to the ‘Mother Church’ of the Diocese, the Cathedral.  The Bishop therefore invites parishes and congregations, if possible and where pastorally appropriate, to join him and the Archbishop at the Cathedral that morning.