St Bridget Bride © Peter Killey -

The parish of Bride is the most northerly of the 17 parishes on the Isle of Man and its church was reputedly founded by St Bridget in the sixth century.

The foundation stone of the present church was laid on July 29, 1869, by the wife of the then Lieutenant Governor, Mrs Loch.

Ewan Christian designed the church based on the simple basilica plan, with a semi-circle apse and high lombardic tower. The edifice comprised a nave and chancel. The windows are all stained glass, all given by benefactors. It can accommodate a congregation of 150.

Dedicated to St Bridget, the church was consecrated on September 8, 1876, by Bishop Selwyn, first bishop of New Zealand, later bishop of Lichfield.

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St Bridget Bride © Peter Killey -

5 thoughts on “St Bridget Church – Bride”
  1. Love the photo. I am coming to Isle of Man in October, 2019. I wish to make contact with Parish
    Reverend. Please,can you help? I am coming all the way from Brisbane, Australia.
    Glenda Faint

  2. Hi Tim my partner and I are interested in getting married at st bridgets in Bride. We are both from Ramsey. Although we are not church goers we have good christian values and would love to be married properly and make our promises before god.
    We havent got a clue about how to go about organising it and would be grateful for your advice.

    Regards Paul Noble tel: 203174

  3. Hello. I have just found a record stating that my 8th great grandfather David Kerr was buried in Bride on 24 Oct 1725. How would I go about confirming this?
    Thank you so much

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