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The Cathedral Church of St German

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Lovely place for quiet visit.

A very welcoming place to visit - developing gardens are just one thing to see. Reaching out to all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gannatus
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Nice cathedral

The original St German cathedral is a ruin inside Peel castle, and this is the current cathedral... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
PeterLanky
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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The Cathedral Church of St German was consecrated as a Cathedral relatively recently, though its shared history goes back a long way with the Cathedral ruin on St Patrick's Isle. Built as a Parish Church in 1893, St German's became the Cathedral Church for the Diocese of Sodor and Man in 1980. It is also one of 5 churches that form the Parish of the West Coast, serving the communities in Dalby, Kirk Michael, Patrick, Peel and St John's.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very welcoming place to visit - developing gardens are just one thing to see. Reaching out to all - visitors and locals.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

The original St German cathedral is a ruin inside Peel castle, and this is the current cathedral. Quite modern by cathedral standards, being only a century and a quarter old, so no crumbling stonework and strange add-ons over the years.

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

I may be biased here because this church is where I got married and where I attended my father-in-law's funeral. The most surprising thing about it is that Peel should have a cathedral, given how small Peel is but Peel is a city; only St....More

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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This ruin, since at least the C18, was the original IoM Cathedral. Then for 300 years there was only a pro cathedral. These ruins were partly restored by the Victorians. Archibald Knox designed a communion set, now in the Manx Museum.

Thank John W
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

The cathedral was a lovely space in which to perform in a concert to raise money for the sing school at the cathedral. Lovely architecture with a high wooden ceiling and great acoustics.

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

Beautiful church, worth visiting to see how it is being transformed. Full of historic interests about Isle of Man

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Having a cathedral sort of makes Peel interesting in that it's a really tiny city, but the cathedral itself is a letdown. Very small, very cold, covered in scaffolding when we went. Didn't stay long.More

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Gill P, Mission Co-ordinator at The Cathedral Church of St German, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

You've hit the nail on the head there BrushM. It was originally a parish church - quite large for a small fishing village - and became Isle of Man's Cathedral in 1980. It's been painfully cold in the church for a while because the ancient...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is quite a small cathedral, more church size. Beautiful inside. Ladies were preparing for a flower festival, very friendly, even offered us a cup of tea. Gave us lots of information.

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Gill P, Mission Co-ordinator at The Cathedral Church of St German, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Thank you for your words of appreciation. We very much want everyone who visits to feel welcome, to enjoy the building and any flowers and exhibitions, and to find peace and joy as well.

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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Obviously a well used place of worship. Visited during the Manx flower festival, excellent story of footsteps of Christ. Good care ascwellMore

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Gill P, Mission Co-ordinator at The Cathedral Church of St German, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Thank you for your appreciation. We really enjoyed putting together the 'Our Story' exhibition with inspiring stories from everyday Christian across the island, and it was good to combine with the Flower Festival team. We want everyone who visits to feel welcome, to enjoy the...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2016

In Peel for a few hours and made straight for the Cathedral. On of the smallest Cathedrals we have been in but wow it packs a punch and is not to be missed. Being more compact than some it provides a very friendly and intimate...More

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Gill P, Mission Co-ordinator at The Cathedral Church of St German, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Thanks your enthusiastic reaction Brain440! The windows are indeed a wonderful heritage. You're right about being small - we may the second smallest in the British Isles. We still want everyone who visits to feel a big welcome, to enjoy the building and any flowers...More

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