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

island orb and cross
Webteam: Fri 23 Jul 12:25pm

A unique opportunity has arisen to be involved in the leadership and growth ofPeel Methodist Church.You'll have experience of leading, assisting in or organising a variety of worshipand the skills to co-ordinate a team of Worship Leaders in delivering anestablished pattern of all age, family friendly and contemporary.As a lay pastor you'll walk alongside the people of God, sharing...

New Gen
Webteam: Thu 08 Jul 5:30pm

The New Generation Exhibition has new dates!Coming to Onchan Methodist Church from 4th to 12th September and open daily 10AM — 8PM. You can find a preview of the paintings by clicking here — but the pictures on the video don't do justice to the impact of walking around the exhibition in situ — some of them stand at 6 feet tall! For...

IOM-Flowers-festival-600x320
Webteam: Mon 24 May 11:33am

Because of the uncertainties around potential lockdowns, it was felt that some sort of Flower Festival was needed in 2021 to keep up the momentum of this traditional event in the Manx calendar, and so the decision was made...... This year, there will be a "Covid friendly" 3 day event at St John's Mill from Saturday July 3rd to Monday July 5th, from 11am — 4.30pm daily.Instead of...

© 2014 - 2021 Methodist Isle of Man

Official website for the Methodist Church in the Isle of Man