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Cathedral Isle of Man

Type:Cathedral / Minister

Cathedral Isle of Man


Built as a parish church in 1879-1884, Cathedral Isle of Man was consecrated as a Cathedral in 1980. As an Anglican Cathedral it is a place of worship, but its role extends well beyond the church community, as it welcomes people of all faiths and none across the Island to use the facilities for creative arts and a variety of events as well as religious occasions or even as a place for quiet contemplation. 

Through its links to Island culture, the Cathedral has a wealth of history and knowledge that can be shared and enjoyed by the community. There are a variety of interesting features both within the Cathedral and outside in the Cathedral grounds where you will find the newly designed Cathedral Gardens that follow the story of Christianity in Mann from the early 5th century to present day. 

From the last three pieces of silver that Archibald Knox commissioned to the unique murals by John Nicholson made from Caen stone, there are many fascinating and intriguing treasures to discover at Cathedral Isle of Man.

The main featurepoint is the beautiful and highly-detailed stained glass windows that adorn the four walls of the Cathedral and tell stories of the Bible in a bright and vibrant design that is sure to catch your eye.

You can also take a guided tour, provided by wardens of the Cathedral as they lead you around the grounds and tell you the hidden secrets of the Island's only Cathedral and its many fascinating aspects. You can also visit the Gardens which surround the Cathedral and are full of colour and life to carry you through the story of Christianity and its many facets. For more information or to book a tour, contact Val at or on 01624 844830.  

The Cathedral provides all amenities for your visit, with disabled access, free guidebooks and a small kitchenette where you are welcome to prepare a hot drink to enjoy while you make your way around the Cathedral grounds. Whatever your interest, you are sure to find something for you at Cathedral Isle of Man. 


Guide Prices

Admission to the Cathedral is free unless there is a ticketed event (e.g. a concert) on. Donations welcome to support the day to day work of the Cathedral and the development projects



  • Accessible toilets
  • Disabled Accessibility - There is disabled access into the Cathedral and some of the gardens are accessible to all. We are raising funds to create access for all around all of the gardens.
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking available
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free) - Donations welcome

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - c40 minutes for inside of Cathedral. Gardens up to one hour to wander around including labyrinth which is an exact replica size wise of the one at Chartres Cathedral in France. Printed leaflets available inside the Cathedral for both Cathedral and gardens
  • BACS accepted - If you would like to make a BACS payment please contact the office on 01624 844830 for details. Donations for the Cathedral can also be put into the wall safe near to the internal door where you enter and exit the Cathedral (not the main entrance into porch area). If you would like to make a donation towards the gardens, envelopes are available on the table at the west end of the Cathedral and by the plans for the gardens.
  • Groups Accepted - Groups are very welcome - booking via Val Garrett at the Cathedral Office on 01624 844830 or mobile 07624 316001 or by emailing
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times - Group visits can be arranged for tour of the Cathedral and/or gardens. Please email or telephone 07624 316001

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties
  • Event Venue
  • Group Friendly
  • Toilets - There is one toilet in the Cathedral that is accessible to all and has baby changing facilities- we are currently raising funds for additional toilets
  • TT & Biker Friendly

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction - The gardens in the Cathedral grounds are being gradually being developed - they will tell the story of Christianity on the Isle of Man from the 5th Century to the 21st Century and can also be read in 8 other ways: Animal,Vegetable, Mineral, Mathematics, Well being, Art, Knox, Play

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Please email to arrange a visit.

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • WiFi Available
Derby Road, Peel, Isle of Man, IM5 1HH
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Tel+44 (0) 1624 844830

Tel+44 (0) 7624 316001

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Opening Times

Open every day 9am - 6pm (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Open all year round. You are always welcome in the Cathedral, whether for worship or just to look around, learn more about the history, or perhaps simply to enjoy some quiet time on your own.
Morning Prayer 9am (Mon-Sat), Evening Prayer 5.30pm (Mon-Sat), Eucharist 8:30am (Sundays), and Taize service at 6pm on the last Saturday of the month.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car from Douglas follow the A1 Peel Road. Based in Derby Road, the entrance is next to the car park behind Peel Police Station. You can also access the Cathedral on foot from Atholl Street.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus: For further information regarding bus timetables visit

The main bus terminus for Peel is next to the Cathedral, parking is available for cars and bikes.  Pedestrian access is available through the Derby Road entrance and Atholl Street entrance.

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