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The quaint interior of St Lukes Church in West Baldwin.

St Lukes Church was formerly attached to the parish church of Kirk Braddan and now Marown, the church was built in 1836 on the site of a Celtic church called “Keeill Abban”, an ancient Celtic cross has also been built into the west gable section of the building which was also used as a school up to 1871.

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

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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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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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Looking very Christmassy at this lovely old Church in Ballaugh today.

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Christmas at the Cronk in Ballaugh © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The beautiful Kirk Maughold Church today.

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Kirk Maughold Church © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A view of St. Judes Church and beyond through to Snaefell Mountain.

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

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In Maughold Parish churchyard lie the remains of three earlier buildings (keeils) which indicate that there was an important centre of Christianity here which was founded before the end of the 7th Century.

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Maughold Keeil © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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What a lovely building which I have never spotted before.

Pretty sure it is private ownership now and not part of the Church.

Bride is one of the three parishes on the Isle of Man which have Rectories (Andreas, Ballaugh and Bride) all remaining parishes have Vicarages.

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Bride Rectory © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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I have just read a lovely old Manx book called Legends of a Lifetime by the late George E. Quayle and he makes mention that in 1890 the family of a nearby resident of the Church (Mr Hicks) installed 8 Tubular Bells in the tower of this fine old church in his memory.

George E. Quayle mentions that his parents were married in the church at a similar date and the peal of tubular bells played ‘Abide With Me’ on their wedding day, apparently since then the bells have never played a tune since, apart from the odd jingle on a Sunday and the solemn minute bell for funerals.

I personally did not realise that ‘Abide With Me’ was a wedding hymn but I did think that this is a lovely story worth sharing.

Sadly today this fine old church is now on the open market for sale, a sign of the times indeed.

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Lezayre Church © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Ballaugh Old Church at the Cronk.

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Ballaugh Old Church in B&W © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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