Welcome to the Parish of
St Columba, Arbory & St Mary's on the Harbour, Castletown
Welcome to the Parish of St Columba, Arbory and St Mary's on the Harbour, Castletown in the Diocese of Sodor and Man. We are one Parish with two churches and two distinct worshipping communities. Whether you are a long time resident, new to the area, visiting or searching for a spiritual home we would love to welcome you.
We aim to share the life and love of Jesus with all people. Whether you are familiar with the Christian faith or you want to find out what Christians believe and why, we hope our website will help answer some of your questions. Of course we would love to meet you face to face and whether you are looking for a church to celebrate your wedding or child's baptism, activities for younger or older people, family friendly worship or something a bit more traditional or simply a place to relax, have fun and make new friends we hope you will drop by and join us for one of our services or activities.
St Columba is situated in Ballabeg and serves the ancient Parish of Arbory, which includes Ballabeg, Colby and the surrounding area.
St Mary's on the Harbour serves Castletown, the former ancient Capital of the Island. In 1989 the church relocated from the former Garrison church building to the converted School House on the Harbour .
This website will give you a flavour of some of the things that are on offer through the week as well as some of the special services, activities and events in our calendar.
SUNDAY 28th JUNE 2020
JOIN US AS WE RETURN TO OUR CHURCHES FOR WORSHIP
As of Sunday 28th June our Churches will be open for Sunday Worship
9.30am Holy Communion Arbory Parish Church
11am Holy Communion St Mary's on the Harbour, Castletown
ON-LINE SERVICES FROM SUNDAY 28th JUNE
3pm Evening Service
Come as you are, join when you can - this is a service of approx 30 mins for people who can't or don't feel ready to come to church or people searching and wanting to find out more about the Christian faith. You will find the service here on the Parish website, on the Parish Face Book Pages (Arbory Parish Church, Castletown Parish Church, St Mary's on the Harbour) and on A Church Near You Website.
Sanctuary - A Service of Night Prayer Monday - Friday 9pm
This is a quiet reflective service with periods of silence and prayer at the end of the day. This can be found on the Parish Face Book Pages nightly throught the week.
The Churches are Open for Private Prayer
Arbory Parish Church daily from 9am - 4pm
St Mary's on the Harbour from 10am - 4pm Sunday and Thursday
We hope that you will make use of the opportunity to come into church and offer a prayer or sit quietly and reflect.
COFFEE & CHAT RESUMES ON FRIDAY 3rd JULY 11am - 12noon
Our regular coffee morning returns to St Mary's on the Harbour on Friday 3rd July. We would love to see some new faces joining us. If you are still feeling anxious or a little hesitant after lockdown and would appreciate a chance to meet with others and have the opportunity to talk then please come along you would be very welcome.
Bookings for Baptisms and Weddings
We are now able to take bookings for baptisms and weddings, please contact the Vicar on 823509 or email via the address below
We continue to offer resources to help people to continue with their Spiritual journey and worship. Please click on the links below for daily reading notes and also 'Look' which is a children's resource with fun activities based on the readings for the Sunday.
Details of our forthcoming Sunday Service are below.
Click on the links below for our Morning Service and Order of Service
Night Prayer is available on Face Book Monday - Friday from 9pm
The Face Book Recordings can be found on the parish FB pages either for Castletown Parish Church or Arbory Parish Church click on either link below Arbory church Facebook Page & St Mary's on the Harbour Facebook Page
In addition you will find other resources appearing both here on our website and on our Face Book pages
You will also find lots of resources available on the Church of England Website
If you would like to receive Home Communion or you need to talk to the Vicar, Rev Irene Cowell please phone 823509 or email email@example.com
STORYHOUSE Cancelled until further notice
After School Club details to follow shortly about activities organised for the summer.