St German, the Cathedral Church of Sodor & Man
Monday-Saturday 09.30-17.00; Sunday 13.00-15.00
|Sunday||Cathedral Eucharist 10.30; Choral Evensong 15.30|
|Daily||Morning & Evening Office said|
Organist & Director of Music
Dr Peter Litman (since 2012)
There is no choir school at Peel, so the Choristers are drawn from a number of local schools across the island. At present the 16 Choristers sing together as a mixed treble line of boys and girls. The Choristers sing Choral Evensong each Sunday during term time at 3.30pm. On the 3rd Sunday they are joined by the Lay Clerks. The Cathedral Lay Clerks (Schola) sing the 10.30am Choral Eucharist on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. The 3rd Sunday of each month is an All-Age service. For Festival and National services the service is sung by the ‘Great Choir’ (Choristers plus Lay Clerks and Schola).
Brindly & Foster 1863
2 manuals & pedals
Great 9 stops, Swell 10 stops, Pedal 5 stops
The Very Revd Nigel Godfrey (since 2008)
The Right Revd Robert Paterson (since 2011)
St German's Cathedral, the mother church of the Diocese of Sodor & Man was constructed in 1879 as Kirk German. It was consecrated as the Cathedral in 1980, after several failed attempts to restore the original St German's Cathedral on St Patrick's Isle in Peel Castle. It is the newest Cathedral in the British Isles. In 1998 the 8 bells were recast and re-hung and are rung for each service.