Manx Churches and Chapels

Join me on my journey to picture every Church and Chapel on the Isle of Man.

An interior and exterior image of St. Adamnan’s Church.

This quaint little church in is one of the Islands oldest churches where the walls date back to possibly the 12th century on a site used since perhaps the first Christian missionaries on the Isle of Man.

The site is steeped in Manx History and if you look at the bottom right external image you can make out the Celtic Wheel Head Cross that is almost completely covered in interlacing, knot work and plait work designs. This stone dates from the 9th or even the 10th century.

(Manx National Heritage catalogued Cross No. 73)

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St. Adamnan's Church – Old Kirk Lonan - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

St. Adamnan's Church – Old Kirk Lonan - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Spooyt Vane Chapel

This quaint chapel is reputed to be the smallest chapel on the Island, it was built as a school and later used as an Anglican mission, it is now sadly disused and in private ownership.

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Spooyt Vane Chapel - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Very probably the subject of Isle of Man myth (which to be fair I love) It is better know as the Vampires Grave. I remember my late Dad telling me about it many years ago and I quite like taking the odd picture of it now and again.

Well worth a look at the grave if you are passing Malew Church.

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Vampires Grave, Malew - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The church was constructed as a result of a bequest in the will of Henry Bloom Noble, his trustees provided land at the junction of St Ninian’s Road and Ballaquayle Road, and money for the construction of this beautiful church which was completd in 1913 and consecrated as a parish church the following year.

The church is constructed of local slate and its tower dominates the landscape and indeed the skyline of Douglas.

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St Ninians Church - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Clock Tower and remaining altar window and walls of the former St Peter’s Church in Market Place in Peel.

A fire in 1958 made the building unsafe and it was demolished shortly after, only the outer walls, alter window and some tomb stones and the clock tower remain.

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Former St Peter’s Church - Peel - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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St Runius Church Marown

This was once the Parish church and was situated in about the centre of the Parish. The original building was from approximately 1200 AD and was enlarged in 1754 AD.

Three bishops are possibly buried in the graveyard here; Lonnan, Connaghan, and Runius.

This quaint little Church has no mains electricity and relies on candlelight.

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St Runius Marown - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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St Lupus Church – Kirk Malew – Click on any of the gallery images for a larger view.

Image 1 – Shows the memorial window which was installed in 1922, just look at the direction of the 3 Legs of Man.

Image 2 – is a carved 3 Legs under the arched part of the upper gallery, again it is interesting which way the 3 Legs face.

Image 3 – Depicts the Baptism Font with a newer inner bowl, the original font is possibly from the 12th century.

Image 4 – St Lupus Church Kirk Malew.

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Maughold Church and beyond to North Barrule.

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Maughold Church Isle of Man © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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