Peace Light from Bethlehem

Home » News » Peace Light from Bethlehem
Peace Light 2015

Last Christmas was the first time the Peace Light from Bethlehem was brought to the Isle of Man. It was distributed around the island. Father Bob Boyle from St Matthew's, Douglas, has been working with the Scout and Guide Associations together with the Steam Packet to bring the Peace Light to the island again this year.

The Peace Light arrives on the island on Wednesday 16th December, it will be kept in St. Matthew's until Saturday 19th. This year the Service of Distribution will take place at St. Mary of the Isle, Roman Catholic Church, Hill Street, Douglas, at 2.00pm.

From this service the Scouts and Guides will deliver the Peace Light to those who wish to receive it. The Peace Light can then be formally received during your Sunday Services on 20th December, or used in your Christmas Carol services etc, with the intention it remains alight throughout Christmastide.

Last year the Peace Light was received in over 60 different places over the island, including churches of all denominations, civic and public buildings, nursing and care homes. The aim this year is to spread the Light further, so if you know of any one or place who would like to receive it please contact Father Bob (tel: 676310) by the 30th November at the latest.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Laxey
Webteam: Wed 20 Sep 10:47am

Colin Clark, our treasurer and instigator of the annual jazz services at Laxey, was recently asked to write an article about the services for an online newsletter, "Sandy Brown Jazz". Having produced the article, he slightly altered it and submitted it to the Methodist Recorder, where it was published as a full page spread at the beginning of September.The full article can be found...

IMG_1612 copy
Webteam: Sun 30 Jul 8:59am

We are delighted to welcome Rev Andy Fishburne to our staff team from September 2017. Andy has been stationed to us by the 2017 Methodist Conference for an initial period of five years and will be serving the churches of the West Section (Crosby, Glen Maye, Peel and St John's).This will be Andy's first appointment from college, and as such he will be 'on probation' for the...

mission-clipart-mission-team-clipart-1
Webteam: Tue 20 Jun 11:40pm

District Mission Fund Grants.As a District we are committed to investing in mission initiatives across our island.Church Councils and other groups approved by District Policy Committee are therefore invited to submit an application for grant aid towards mission projects. The initial round of grant making will be completed following the September DPC & Synod. Please complete the forms...

© 2014 - 2017 Isle of Man

Official website for the Methodist Church in the Isle of Man