St George’s Church

St George's Street, Upper Church Street, Douglas, IM1 1AJ

Consecrated in 1781 and designed to accommodate a large congregation of up to 1,300 worshipers. The 4th Duke of Athol donated the silver communion service and Henry Noble funded the stained glass. Sir William Hillary is buried in the Church yard, and Nelly Brennan (the Manx Florence Nightingale), as is the mass grave of those who died in the 1832/33 Cholera Outbreak.

The Organ dates from 1741 and comes from Dublin Assembly Hall. Handel conducted his first performance of “The Messiah” on this Organ in Dublin in 1742. The Organ was installed in St George’s in 1778. Charles Dickens’ grandfather Charles Barrow was one of the first people to play it.

St George’s holds regular evening services including Evening Prayer, Choral Evensong and Taize. There is an additional Celtic Communion in All Saints Church Hall. The Church holds special services at Harvest and Christmas. St George’s hosts Snooker Club, Mother’s Union and Prayer Group together with Musical Events.