THE PRAISE NOTICE BOARD
SUNDAY 5 MAY 2019
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ON PRAISE TODAY - 5 MAY 2019
Catching up with Rt Rev Michael Burrows, Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory in the Church of Ireland. His Diocese is ‘linked’ informally to the Diocese of Sodor and Man.
Father Tom Davis from St Matthews Church on the North Quay in Douglas talks about the Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham and St Maughold which is being established on the Island.
The Walsingham Day at the Cathedral in Peel - which is open to everyone, and is a perfect way to find out more about Our Lady of Walsingham - is on Saturday 18 May from noon to 3 pm. It includes lunch, but there is no charge. To reserve your place (for catering purposes) please either email
MUSIC ON PRAISE TODAY :
Lift High The Cross (St Michael Singers)
How Great Thou Art
(Douglas Town Band - from the 2019 Guild)
I’ll Walk With God
(Manx Concert Brass - from the 2019 Guild)
A Rocha is a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. They run the Eco church programme which is for churches who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth.
Mr Simon Brown and his wife Elaine from A Rocha UK are coming to the Island to promote the Eco Church movement.
Saturday 11th of May, 10.30am at Peel Cathedral, - a brief talk on Eco Churches with plenty of time for questions over tea & Cake – this is aimed at church anyone who plays an active part in Church life. With simple and effective ideas on what we can do to look after Gods kingdom.
Saturday 11th of May, 6pm at The Well, Broadway Baptist, Douglas, - Bring and share supper, an informal social evening and an opportunity to talk further with our experts, share information and ideas, or just to socialise!
NO NEED TO BOOK - JUST COME ALONG AND JOIN IN - all welcome!
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
NOT TO BE MISSED!
THE VISIT OF EMILY OWEN
EMILY OWEN is an author and speaker whose journey with Neurofibromatosis Type-2 has changed her life and challenged her faith. She is an engaging, encouraging and uplifting speaker and has a growing following of people touched and inspired by her remarkable life story
Her books include STILL EMILY (the story of her life, before, during and after diagnosis/treatment) and 30 DAYS WITH MARY and THE POWER OF SEVEN (all Emily’s titles are stocked by Churches Bookshop in Howard St, Douglas
COME AND MEET AND LISTEN TO EMILY
Friday 10 May - PEEL METHODIST CHURCH
7pm - 8.30pm
Saturday 11 May - BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
2pm - 3.30pm
Sunday 12 May - EMILY WILL JOIN THE MANX CHRISTIAN WRITERS GROUP
meeting at The Well on Broadway, Douglas
2pm - 4pm
THE COOIL CHAPEL
on the edge of the Business Park in Braddan
SATURDAY 11 MAY
IN THE SUNDAY SCHOOL HALL
PLANT AND BRIC A BRAC SALE
THE ISLAND SPIRITUALITY NETWORK
MEETS AGAIN ON
SATURDAY 18 MAY
ST JOHN’S MILL
from 10am - 1pm
We look forward to welcoming our guest speaker :
Reverend Ian Bradley
‘A Pod of P’s: Following the Celtic Way’
There is no set charge for ISN meetings though a suggested voluntary donation of £10 helps to defray our expenses. However, no one is EVER asked for money (we just provide a basket at the back of the room, for anyone to place a donation if they wish) so please DO NOT stay away for financial reasons. What better way to spend a Saturday morning than to gather together, sharing, reflecting and learning from one another. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday18 May and to renewing fellowship and friendship
ARE MEETING AGAIN !!
Grace Baptist Church
Market Street, Peel
Every Friday afternoon
between 1.30pm and 3pm
drop in for coffee, tea and a snack
and a natter
THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH WILL BE DIFFERENT ! We will be having a special Afternoon Tea, and an activity – maybe music, maybe a quiz, or sometimes a Guest Speaker, and this will be followed by a short ‘Thought for the Day’.
Everyone welcome - no charge - easy access to the building
DIRECTIONS - From Market Place, Market Street is to the right hand side when facing the Wildlife Shop. From The Prom - Market Street is almost opposite the Kiosk, and to the right of the Marine Pub
THE CHURCHES OF
THE PARISH OF THE NORTHERN PLAIN
uniting the churches in
Andreas, Ballaugh, Jurby, Sulby and St Jude’s
Parish Clergy -
The Rector - Rev’d Iaen Skidmore
The Rectory, Churchtown, Ramsey IM7 2AN –
Voicemail - 897873
Reverend William Mackay - 815045
SUNDAY - 5 MAY
8.30 - OLD CHURCH at THE CRONK, BALLAUGH - Holy Communion with Reverend William
9.45am - ST STEPHEN’S, SULBY - Holy Communion with Reverend William
9.45am - BALLAUGH PARISH CHURCH - Holy Communion with Canon Malcolm Convery
ANDREAS PARISH CHURCH - MESSY SUNDAY starts 10.30am with crafts and activities followed by Informal Worship at 11.15am then a bring and share lunch from 12 noon - all are welcome!
USUALLY, ON THE LAST FRIDAY IN EVERY MONTH, in St Stephen’s Church in Sulby village, there’s a time of quiet prayer and reflection in words and music, in the style of the Taize Ecumenical Monastic Community.
There’s a warm welcome for everyone - TAIZE services are times of gentle, relaxed worship - a more informal time of prayer that’s very popular with those who don’t feel ‘at home’ at a more formal Sunday service
PLEASE NOTE - THERE WILL NOT BE A
TAIZE SERVICE IN APRIL
THE NEXT TAIZE SERVICE WILL BE AT 7pm on FRIDAY 24 MAY
NOTE……. NOTE …..
NOT THE LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH BUT ONE WEEK EARLIER TO AVOID TT PRACTICES WHICH WILL CLOSE THE ROAD THROUGH THE VILLAGE ON THE LAST FRIDAY IN MAY
WE RESUME THE NORMAL PATTERN OF TAIZE WORSHIP AT 7pm on the LAST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH with effect from the last Friday in June - JUNE 28th 2019
ST STEPHEN’S CHURCH HALL - SULBY
IS THE HOME OF
THE MONDAY CLUB
reaches out to anyone who would like some company and something interesting to do, on a regular basis,
in a happy, relaxed and informal atmosphere.
NO MEMBERSHIP COSTS
Just come along any Monday when you’re free
If you need more details
ring one of the organisers
Anne Heap - 898242
Mary Webb - 898295
Carole Buckler - 880433
SULBY METHODIST CHURCH
at the crossroads on the Sulby Straight opposite the Sulby Glen Hotel and Caley’s Store
Unless otherwise stated, there will be traditional Sunday worship in Sulby Methodist Church each Sunday at 10.30am
WILL NOW BE HELD REGULARLY IN
SULBY METHODIST CHURCH
(NOT the Community Hall as previously)
FRIDAY FELLOWSHIP - every Friday morning in Sulby Methodist Church - a time for making friends, with something different on offer each week.
Friday Fellowship starts with coffee and cakes at 10.45am then the session starts at 11am - ALL WELCOME
FRIENDSHIP GROUP FOR TODDLERS, PARENTS AND CARERS meets on a Wednesday afternoon each month - the next monthly baby/toddler/ carer get-together is on Wednesday 13th March at 2pm
See church notices for more details or phone 897364
ST OLAVE’S CHURCH
Sunday 28 April
9.45am - Morning Prayer
6.30pm - Evensong
Sunday 5 May
9.45am - Holy Communion (BCP)
(BRIDE PARISH CHURCH)
Sunday 5 May
11.15am - Morning Prayer
METHODIST CHAPEL SERVICES
have a service at 11am on a Sunday morning
Refreshments served at close of service
with a warm welcome to all to come and join us
YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO JOIN
BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 2019
THE S TORY OF JESUS - PART TWO
THE WORK OF THE APOSTLES
AND THE GROWTH OF THE EARLY CHURCH
AS SET OUT IN THE BOOK OF ACTS
THE GROUP MEETS ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 7.30pm in
Refreshments will be served
Acts 15 and 16 - Rev Richard Hall
Acts 17 and 18 - Rev Steve Ingrouille
Acts 19 and 20 - Rev David Shirtliff
Acts 21 and 22 - Rev Rebecca Ingrouille
Acts 23 - 28 - Mrs Brenda Kinnish
CHRIST CHURCH - LAXEY
Sunday 5 May
8am - Holy Communion
10.30am - Holy Communion
LONAN OLD CHURCH - ST ADAMNAN’S
TRADITIONAL SUMMER SERVICES 2019
ALL SERVICES ARE ON A WEDNESDAY EVENING AND START AT 7.30pm
8th May - Holy Communion with Bishop Peter Eagles and soloist Mrs Karen Elliott
22nd May - Songs of Praise with Reverend Brian Evans-Smith and soloist Mr Arie Eisinger
5th June - Songs of Praise with Reverend Richard Hooton and soloists Judy Cross and Cathy Quayle
19th June - Songs of Praise with Reverend Jo Dudley and soloists Geoff and Sue Collier
3rd July - Songs of Praise Sea Service with Reverend Bill Martin and soloist Mr Graham Crowe
17th July - Songs of Praise with Mr Nigel Cretney and soloist Anne Cretney
31st July - Songs of Praise with Dr Tim Grass and soloists Matilda and Scarlett Clague
14th August - Songs of Praise with Mrs Jean Guthrie and soloist Miss Alexandra Slater
28th August - Songs of Praise with Canon Philip Gillespie and soloist Dr John Snelling
NB NB - SUNDAY 8th September - HARVEST THANKSGIVING with Reverend John Guilford and soloist Mrs Jane Corkill
Note - clergy, soloists and organists may be subject to change - To keep up to date, follow us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/stadamnanslonan
ST PETER’S PARISH CHURCH
Sung Evensong with St Peter’s Church Choir at 6.30pm on the 4th Sunday of each month
We have a couple of extra Evensong Services during this Summer - watch this space for details !
PROMENADE METHODIST CHURCH
SUNDAY 5 MAY
SERVICE AT 10.30am
SATURDAY MORNINGS AT THE PROM CHURCH
Cafe Lingo and the Prom Coffee Morning can each be found in the Prom Church building on a Saturday morning from ten o’clock.
Pop in for a hot drink and a chat at the Coffee Morning in the Prom Church Lounge, or head for the Top Hall at the Prom if you want to find Cafe Lingo (during school term times - see below) the perfect place to come if you’re new to the Island and English isn’t your first language - Cafe Lingo offers help with language and also with ways of getting the most from Island life - for example - how to access services either as a user or a volunteer, make ‘students’ aware of opportunities for personal development/enrichment, help to socialise, develop friendships and relationships - and all delivered in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with light refreshments served too. Cafe Lingo is open to everyone of any faith or no faith - and there is no charge - just a warm welcome for all !
CAFE LINGO DATES :-
4th, 11th, 18th and 25th MAY
from 10.15am - 11.45am
SATURDAY 4 MAY
MADE BY MANXIES
SPRING AND SUMMER CRAFT MARKET
£1 admission (under 5’s free)
Refreshments including home made cakes on sale
TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday 5th May
Morning service led by Revd. Richard Hooton
including Holy Communion
Sunday 12th May
Morning service led by Revd. Richard Hall
and including the Church’s Annual General Meeting.
All are welcome - refreshments after all services
ALL SAINTS HALL
The very popular MONTHLY pre-school group called 'Messy Tots'
meets again in MAY in All Saints Hall
(entrance on Selbourne Drive)
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR CONFIRMATION OF THE MEETING DATE IN MAY
Playtime, Bible stories, songs -
LOOK OUT FOR DETAILS OF THE
MAY MEETING OF ‘MESSY TOTS’
ST THOMAS’S CHURCH
The usual pattern of Sunday services in St Thomas’s is:
First Sunday in the month - 9.30am - Holy Communion
11.00am - Family Service (informal)
Second Sunday in the month -
11.00am - Holy Communion
with Adventurers Sunday School
Third Sunday in the month -
9.30am - Holy Communion
11.00am - Family Worship
with Adventurers Sunday School
Fourth and Fifth Sundays -
11.00am - Holy Communion
with Adventurers Sunday School
ST AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH
Services of Holy Communion are usually held each Sunday at 10.30am in the Jim Crosbie Memorial Hall at the junction of Park Road and Derby Road, Douglas (Please note that there are several stairs to the meeting room, so currently access is not suitable for wheelchair users)
BUT AT PRESENT services are being held each Sunday at 10.30am in the Celton Manx building in Braddan (opposite the entrance to Eden Park)
=======================================There’s an open invitation to THE CAT WITH NO TAIL PUB at Governor’s Hill, DOUGLAS, to join them for Sunday at Ten - the relaxed and informal service held there in the pub every Sunday morning at ten am. It’s suitable for all ages, and light refreshments are served afterwards. New faces are always welcome!
HAVE YOU EVER FELT EXCLUDED FROM CHURCH ?
If you have, then OPEN TABLE is for YOU !
Open Table is committed to a vision of faith which is creative in worship, progressive and inclusive of everyone. Whoever you are and wherever you are from, you are welcome here.
Open Table@IOM is a safe, affirming, Communion Service for ALL people, but offers a very warm welcome to the LGBTI+, their family + Christian community, and those seeking
a more Inclusive Church for all
Open Table is held on the FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH in
St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Glencrutchery Road, Douglas - doors open at 6pm for 6.30pm informal service with refreshments to follow. Interested? Just come along and be made welcome - or if you’d like to know more, contact Diane on 262 838
CHURCHES BOOKSHOP in Howard Street, Douglas - off Strand Street, just behind the Promenade Methodist Church - is packed with Bibles, Christian books, DVD’s, CD’s and reasonably-priced original gifts PLUS a great selection of greeting cards for all ocassions - AND NOW IT’S OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK! Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm
GLEN MAYE METHODIST CHURCH
IN GLEN MAYE METHODIST CHURCH AND COMMUNITY CENTRE ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH -
THE NEXT CRAFT FAIR WILL BE ON
THE FIRST SATURDAY IN JUNE
THERE’S A MONTHLY CRAFT MARKET in Glen Maye Chapel and Community Centre, open from 11am to 3pm. Call in for quality crafts, cards, jewellery, knitwear and gifts, as well as home made produce - and so much more. Free entry, and there’s food too - home made lunches, hot drinks and cakes - and if you’ve not been before, just look out for the bunting and banners as you drive through Glen Maye.
The Craft Market is now a regular part of Glen Maye life - there’s one on the first Saturday of every month except in August, so if you’d like to book a sales table :
Contact Debbie on 845 681
THE CATHEDRAL, PEEL
For full details see www.cathedral.im
8.30am BCP Said Eucharist
10.30am CW Eucharist with Cantor
3.30pm Choral Evensong sung by Schola with music by Dyson, Neary and Lindley
Refreshments are available after all Cathedral services, and don’t forget everyone is welcome to the BIG TABLE CAFE that’s open every Monday lunchtime between noon and 2pm, in the Corrin Hall in the grounds of the Cathedral - a time to share good food and friendship - eat what you want, and pay whatever you can - there’s no fixed charges - but if there are any surplus funds they’ll be shared between the IOM Food Bank and the Mothers Union South Sudan Relief Fund - two charities tackling hunger at home and abroad
For more Cathedral information go to www.cathedral.im
THE MUSIC AND ARTS FOUNDATION
HAVE A FULL PROGRAMME OF CONCERTS PLANNED FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS -
FULL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND HERE:
ST JAMES’S CHURCH, DALBY
IN THE CHURCH
AND ROUND THE FIRE
IN THE SCHOOLROOM
If you’d like more information please contact Cheryl Cousins at : firstname.lastname@example.org
please check out their website : www.stjamesdalby.org/communityevents
Cheryl Cousins - Local Minister for Dalby Village & St. James Church.
Tel : 843471 www.stjamesdalby.org
SERVICES IN RUSHEN PARISH
SUNDAY 5 MAY
8am - St Catherine’s Port Erin - Holy Communion
9.30am - Kirk Christ - Morning Prayer
11am - St Mary’s, Port St Mary - Holy Communion
11am - St Catherine’s, Port Erin - Morning Prayer
3.15pm - St Peter’s, Cregneash - Evening Prayer
OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS
IN THE PARISH OF RUSHEN
ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH -
SOUP INN OPEN FROM NOON - 1.30pm
in the Hall next to St Catherine’s Church in PORT ERIN
Soup, sandwiches, puddings and hot and cold drinks
All welcome. No fixed charges - donations welcome.
CONCERTS IN ST CATHERINE’S CHURCH,
Thursday 9 May Manx Children’s Choir & Scoill Phurt Le
PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME - 7.00pm
There will be a retiring collection taken at the end of each concert, which will be split between the church and the performers, and refreshments will be served in St Catherine’s Hall next to the Church
SERVICES IN THE
The Ministry Team is
Reverend David Shirtliff - 621968
Reverend Chris Belfield - 834305
NB - Churches are listed in alphabetical order - NOT in the order of time of service
SUNDAY 7th May
Ballabeg at 6:30 pm: Congregational Praise, Prayer 3.
Ballafesson at 10:30 am: Congregational Praise, Prayer 2
Ballagarey at 11:00 pm: Rev David Shirtliff,
Family Service & Baptism.
Ballakilpheric at 3:00 pm: Rev Richard Hall.
Castletown at 10:30 am: Brenda Kinnish.
Colby at 10:30 am: Congregational Praise, Prayer 3.
Port Erin at 10:30 am: Congregational Praise, Prayer 3.
Port St Mary at 10:30 am: Congregational Praise.
The Howe at 6:30 pm: John Binns.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Tuesday 7th May AT BALLAFESSON - CHRISTIAN AID COFFEE MORNING from 10am - 11.30am
Tues 7th May at 7:00 pm – Community Film Night
at Castletown Methodist Church
Fri 10th May 12:00 – 1:00 pm Tasty Tabor lunch
at Port St Mary Methodist Church
Fri 17th May - 7:30 pm Christian Aid Concert at Castletown Methodist Church with Ballafesson Brass
Admission £3 at the door, including refreshments
Sat 18th May, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Island Spirituality Network meets at St John’s Mill. The speaker is Rev Prof Ian Bradley, and his theme is A pod of P’s – following the Celtic way.
Sat 18th – Sat 25th May: Praying The Keeills week takes place, with a variety of events daily across the island. Leaflets are available in all the churches, and can also be downloaded from the website: www.prayingthekeeills.org
Booking for the coach trip on Wednesday 22nd May is essential.
Sat 25th May, 10:30am: Messy Church at Ballagarey.
Thurs 30th May, 7:30 pm: Tabor on Thursday – Ecuador with Galapagos.
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY …..
7th MAY 2019 - 7.30pm
An illustrated talk by Bill Dale BEM
Founder of Beach Buddies
ST COLUMBA, ARBORY
USUAL SERVICE TIME IS 10.30am on a Sunday
ST MARY’S ON THE HARBOUR, CASTLETOWN
USUAL SERVICE TIME IS 10.30am on Sunday
THE FOLLOWING SERVICES
ALL START AT 6.30pm
and are followed by
supper and community hymn singing
19 MAY THE HOWE METHODIST CHAPEL
Preacher: Mr Nigel Cretney BM
9 JUNE LAXEY METHODIST CHAPEL
Preacher: Judith Ley
16 JUNE CROSBY METHODIST CHURCH
Preacher: Reverend David Shirtliff
23 JUNE SULBY METHODIST CHURCH
Preacher: Mrs Marilyn Cannell
All enquiries to Peter Corrin -