• 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.

    Following the announcement from the Isle of Man Government as of Monday 1st February  2021 we will be returning to our regular pattern of Sunday services and parish activities. Our last on-line Sunday Service will be Sunday 31st January 2021 and our Friday Zoom Coffee Morning will finish.

    As of Sunday 7th February 2021 our Sunday Services return to their normal pattern and can be found on the website home page. 

    Sunday 7th February


    8.30am BCP Holy Communion

    10.30am All Age Worship


    11am Holy Communion 


    Tuesday 2nd February - Soup Lunches at St Mary's on the Harbour 12noon - 1.30pm

    Friday 5th February - Coffee and Chat at St Mary's on the Harbour 11am - 12noon

    Please note that the after School Club will not return until after half term 



    Sunday 31st January Morning Worship available from 9.30am 

    This can be found on our facebook pages, the links to which are near the bottom of this page or by going to the video folder in the menue or alternatively by clicking on the link below.

    Please do share the service with family and friends 

    Sunday Service for 31st January 2021

    Click on the link below to download a copy of the order of service and readings for the day. 

    Order of Service for Sunday 31st January 2021


    Sanctuary - A Service of Night Prayer Monday - Friday at 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. 

    Order for Night Prayer


    Fridays at 5pm Evening Prayer livestreamed on Facebook 

    Please watch out for further information regarding livestreamed Evening Prayer during Lent



    Wednesdays on Zoom at 7.30pm - 8.30pm 

    This will possibly be moving to a different day in the near future. 

    Join us on Zoom as we reflect on the Bible readings from the previous Sunday, pray and enjoy a time of fellowship together. This is an informal gathering and open to anyone who is interested. If you want to know more or want the zoom link to join us then please email Rev Jon Barwood jon.barwood@sodorandman.im 


    Getting on to Zoom

    If you need help getting on to Zoom and want some help then please do contact with me on my email address above and I will try my best to help. 



    If you need a chat or practical help and support please do be in touch with me and I will try and help where I can. If you would like us to add you to our prayer list then please let me know.        My phone number is below. 

    Please continue to stay safe and well


    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 irene.cowell@sodorandman.im 


































    Details of our Parish Safeguarding Policy and various contact details can be found on our Parish Safeguarding Page which can be found under Parish Policies. 

    The Parish of Arbory and Castletown  takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously.  We have adopted the national Church of England's robust procedures and guidelines.  You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.   


    PARISH SAFEGUARDING OFFICER: Mrs Stevie Ledger: Phone 01624 825140


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