Isle of Man

Christchurch, Glen Mona

Often called Dhoon Church, this is actually in Glen Mona

This is a small simple church which could be of indeterminate age set among the trees. It was built in 1854 by the same architect who built Christ Church in Laxey.

Christchurch, Glen Mona

Stone built, it stands on sloping ground and is a rectangular box shape with a small attached vestry on the north wall. There is a small bell cot at the west end and a circle enclosing a cross above the east end.

Christchurch, Glen Mona

I was attracted to stop by the round arches of the west door with a round window above.

Inside it is equally simple with whitewashed walls and a beam ceiling. damp is a problem and the paint is peeling off in places. Pews are dark stained wood. The hexagonal stone font is just inside the west door.

Christchurch, Glen Mona      Christchurch, Glen Mona

The chancel has wooden tablets on the side walls with the Lordís Prayer, Ten Commandments and the Creed. The simple altar has an embroidered frontispiece.

Christchurch, Glen Mona

The central east window has an image of Christ.

Christchurch, Glen Mona

The tall round topped windows in the nave have plain glass with coloured roundels with images of fish, flowers, cross, Viking boat and the three legs of Mann.

Christchurch, Glen Mona  Christchurch, Glen Mona

Although the church is referred to as Dhoon Church, it is actually in Glen Mona, just north of the Manx Electric Railway Station. It  is just below the A2, the Douglas Ramsey Road. The nearest post code is IM7 1HF and the grid reference is SC 453888.

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