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At Your Service

Sunday, December 20th, 2020 - 30 minutes

The Tynwald Carol Service has now become a popular fixture on the Manx calendar.  

With a reputation for fine singing of popular carols, it attracts big audiences,  and this year it was hosted by St George's Church in Douglas, where the Archdeacon, the Venerable  Andie Brown, is not only the Vicar, but also Chaplain of the House of Keys. The Lord Bishop, the Rt Rev'd Peter Eagles, who is also a member of the Legislative Council, led a time of prayer and gave a blessing in Manx; the four Bible readings were  given by the Chief Minister, the Hon Howard Quayle, the Speaker, the Hon Juan Watterson; the President of Tynwald, the Hon Steve Rodan, and by His Excellency the Lt Governor, Sir Richard Gosney.  The organist is Mr Mike Porter, and the two choirs - the Government Staff Choir and the Tynwald Choir, were both conducted by Dr Mandy Griffin, in the absence of Mr Jonathan King, who normally directs the Tynwald Choir.  There's even a brass ensemble, too - Perfect pre-Christmas listening - Enjoy!