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The Cathedral Church of St German

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Absolutely beautiful

Spent a morning here on our first visit to Peel. The ladies made us feel very welcome and even... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Helkoryo1
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Wow, what an inspiration The Dean is!

Our group was given the warmest welcome by The Dean and others. He showed us round the very modest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pulsatilla2016
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Warwickshire, 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 2 weeks ago

Spent a morning here on our first visit to Peel. The ladies made us feel very welcome and even switched on the lighting so we could get clearer photographs within the building. Lovely cup of tea and a cake so you can sit and rest...More

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Valerie G, Churchwarden at The Cathedral Church of St German, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you. So glad you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful Cathedral

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group was given the warmest welcome by The Dean and others. He showed us round the very modest sized cathedral and then took us on an inspirational guide of the gardens that are in progress outside. His enthusiasm was infectious, and his foresight to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a wonderful experience to visit this the only Cathedral on the Island. It is steeped in history with wonderful art work

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 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.

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Reviewed 6 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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