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 recent announcemnt from the Isle of Man Government as of Thursday 7th January 2021 we will be unable to meet to worship together in our parish churches. Until further notice we will be offering a number of online services and activities.
Sunday 24th 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
Click on the link below to download a copy of the order of service and readings for the day.
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.
Fridays at 5pm Evening Prayer livestreamed on Facebook
OTHER ACTIVITES ONLINE
Wednesdays on Zoom at 7.30pm - 8.30pm
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 me at email@example.com
Friday Zoom Coffee Morning 10am - 11am
Join us on zoom for a chat and a chance to catch up. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the zoom link if you haven't already received it.
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.
Other offerings on line are available. I have contact details for the Cathedral Zoom Services and some other offerings available and can pass these details on to you if you wish.
HELP AND SUPPORT
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 stay safe and well and pray that this period of isolation will be over soon.
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
With news that we may be able to return to our normal pattern of daily life from 1st February we are making plans for re-opening the churches and starting up our activities once again. Further information will be given next week, until then we are unable to make firm plans but it is hoped that we will return to our normal Sunday services on 7th February.
Tuesday Soup Lunches - Castletown
Wednesday After School Club - Castletown
Friday Coffee and Chat - Castletown
Film Club - Arbory
Storyhouse - Castletown
Castletown Heritage Meeting 20th January
Details of when they will restart will be published on our website and on Facebook