Tynwald has welcomed delegates from this year’s Methodist conference who spent five days in the Island as part of their UK-wide circuit of visits.
The visit was organised by Hon Eddie Teare MHK together with Hon Howard Quayle MHK and Mr David Anderson MHK and led by the Island’s district chair the Rev Richard Hall, who said: ‘The delegates enjoyed a packed five-day programme which included the official opening of the former police house in Pulrose, now transformed into Manor Ark, a new community centre for the estate.
‘One of the highlights, though, was undoubtedly the visit to Tynwald where they toured the Chambers, viewed the Sword of State and observed a session of Tynwald Questions. They found learning about the Manx parliamentary process most interesting and commented on the ease of access to government enjoyed in the Isle of Man.’
Delegates included this year’s Methodist conference president the Rev Kenneth Howcroft and vice-president Gill Dascombe. Rev Hall explained that the Methodist conference president and vice-president follow the example of the conference’s first president, John Wesley, by travelling through the British Isles, preaching and representing Methodism to the wider world.
Pictured outside the Legislative Buildings are: Mr David Anderson MHK, Hon Howard Quayle MHK, Hon Eddie Teare MHK, Marion Howcroft, Nick Owen, the Rev Kenneth Howcroft, Mike Dascombe, Gill Dascombe, Joy Owen, Ruth Hall and the Rev Richard Hall. (Photo: Paul Dougherty, Tynwald Seneschal)
For further information:
Deputy Clerk of Tynwald
Legislative Buildings, Douglas, IM1 3PW
Tel: (01624) 685500