St Mary's Church

St Mary's External viewSt. Mary’s Church is located at the heart of Port St. Mary and is attended by a faithful and growing congregation. It benefits from a thriving Sunday School that meets each and every week.

 

 

Sunday Services

 

Our main Sunday services are Common Worship and begin at 11am and these are

1st Sunday Holy Communion

2nd Sunday All Age Service (non-Eucharistic)

3rd Sunday Holy Communion

4th Sunday Morning Prayer

After the All-Age service there is fellowship (over a cup of coffee) in the Hall

In addition, on the 4th Sunday (from April to September) there is a BCP Holy Communion service beginning at 6.30pm.

 

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Kirk Christ Church OrganClick image to the left for information about St Mary's organ [taken from a new book: Churches of Mann: Isle of Man Churches, Chapels and Keeills, published by Lily Publication, which includes a CD of the main church organs on the Island (featuring local organist Gareth Moore), and is available via the Culture Vannin Site]

 

 

History

St. Mary’s Church was built so that the residents of Port St Mary did not have to travel to the Parish Church as this was ‘very inconvenient for them, especially in the winter season’. The site was given by Mrs EM Gawne of Kentraugh and the building paid for by public subscription. Bishop Rowley Hill consecrated the church on 25 January 1884 – a copy of the service booklet can be found below. To celebrate the centenary of the Church, a short account of the first 100 years was compiled by Lilian Squire and can be found below.

 

Link to PDF of St Mary's Consecration Service Link to PDF of History of St Mary's
Service Booklet Short History

 

 

 

The first people to get married in the church were Mr and Mrs F Poulson of Bootle in April 1896 as indicated by a stone plaque near the organ.

 

 

 

 

     

Stained glass window

Just a sample of the many beautiful stained glass windows to be found in St Mary's.