• 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.



    Our Sunday services are back to normal and we look forward to welcoming you once again. 

    We continue to ask that you not attend if you have any signs of fever, cough, cold or generally feel under the weather. Please stay at home as a precaution and we hope and pray you will feel better quickly.

    For those wishing to keep a distance from others this is possible and we ask you to respect others who may feel anxious.

    We will maintain good air circulation in the church buildings and will respect those who wish to use face coverings

    Hand sanitiser is available at the door of both churches and we ask that you use it on arrival and before leaving the building. 
    Please see our calendar for forthcoming services and events.



    Sunday 15th August at 4.30pm 

    Arbory Parish Church Welcomes The Walsingham Cell for Evening Prayer on the Feast of the Assumption 

    All Are invited to join us for this service



    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



    Tuesdays Bible Study on Zoom at 7.30pm - 8.30pm Suspended during August 

    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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