St Adamnan

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

About this church

Hard to find, but well worth the effort. Thought to date back to circa 1190. A charming small church with rich history and sited in the most glorious of countryside. The congregation must have walked miles to reach St Adamnan.

In the bottom of the grounds is a wooden, slate roofed construction containing a seat and and one of the Churches Celtic crosses. One of which dates back to the 5th century.

'I always felt uplifted after my many visits to this glorious place. The church only seats around forty people and represents a tiny bit of heaven on the Isle of Man.' Les Simpson

Key Features

  • Magnificent memorials
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

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