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St. Michael’s Church in Kirk Michael looking rather nice in the sun.

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Kirk Michael Church © 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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There are only three parishes on the Isle of Man which have Rectories (Andreas, Ballaugh and Bride) all remaining parishes have Vicarages.

Andreas Rectory was also usually the home of the Archdeacon and it was therefore a residential building of very high status.

This building is on the Isle of Man Government’s list of registered buildings.

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Andreas Rectory © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Marown Parish is dedicated to St Runius or Ronan (Ma-Ronan) and is the only landlocked parish on the Island. It is thought that originally Marown and Santan were a single parish but the division had occurred by the 14th Century.

Once this was 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 (see below image of slate cross above West doorway and inscribed with 1754) by extending the church westwards by about 5m. The original part of the church can still be seen in the eastern half. The original door was in the south wall (behind the now Altar) although blocked off it can still be traced in the outside stonework.

A new door has much earlier moulded door jamb-stones which, according to records in 1778, were retrieved from St. Trinians. At about the same time the stone steps up to the Western gallery were added to house musicians etc.  The door below the gallery entrance has huge flanking stones from a much earlier site.

When the new church on the Main Douglas to Peel road was built in 1860 the old church of St. Runius was used as a mortuary chapel.

The building was restored by volunteer labour and reopened on August 9th 1959. Services are now held during the summer and for all major festivals.

As can be seen by the images there is no mains electricity and this quaint church relies on candle light.

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

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

 

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This beautiful Church is the oldest Church in Douglas and was completed in 1781 – Here is a night time image.

The Church also contains a beautiful stained glass window which was donated by Henry Bloom Noble.

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 DSLR with a Nikon 18-105 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens, cropped and resized in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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St Georges Church, Douglas - © Peter Killey

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Over the course of time I will add an image and a brief resume of every Church and Chapel on the Isle of Man.

If you have followed my photography website before you will probably know I absolutely love architecture, especially ecclesiastical architecture.

To save you looking through every image on here, just type into the above ‘Search Manxscenes’ box the name of the Church or Chapel you are looking for and if I have captured it, you can view it.

If I have missed a Church or Chapel, just drop me a mail via the Contact page 🙂

The images will be in no particular index and as already stated please make use of the search ‘Search Manxscenes’ box on this website.

Keep checking back at this section from time to time.

Enjoy…

Peter

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