Cathedral Isle Of Man

Our Cathedral is home to a wealth of treasures, including a priceless selection of Knox silverware.

About this church

Despite its only recent consecration (1980), the Cathedral was built between 1879 and 1884, and through its links to Island culture, has a wealth of history and knowledge that can be shared and enjoyed by the community. St German of Man, was a Celtic missionary and holy man who lived from about 410 to 474 and part of the Celtic rather than Roman Christian tradition. It appears that St German was appointed as Bishop here by St Patrick. A 17th century ballad, Mannanan Beg Mac y Lir, confirms the honour paid to St German locally as a wonderworker and Christian founder and tells us that he founded many keeills across the length and breadth of the Isle of Man. Cathedral Isle of Man is set to become a first class visitor destination, with the creation of a unique series of interactive gardens which not only tell the story of the birth and growth of Christianity on the Isle of Man, but also provide a harmonious and beautiful setting in which to walk, relax, and be refreshed.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Non-accessible toilets in church
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café in church
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike
  • Church shop or souvenirs

Other nearby churches

Old Kirk Braddan

Old Kirk Braddan houses several Celtic and Norse crosses from the period 800-1265.

St Adamnan

One of the oldest churches on the Isle of Man, said to be where Christianity first reached the Manx shores.

Down Cathedral

Welcome to the Cathedral, close to which we believe the mortal remains of Saint Patrick lie buried, not merely a tourist attraction but a place of pilgrimage and prayer for all people.

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