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Tynwald Day 2012 - Ceremony & Guests

The traditional Tynwald Day ceremony begins officially around 09.45 when the participants in the parade assemble at St John's School ready to march up to line the processional way.  The Lieutenant Governor arrives just before 10.40 and receives the Royal Salute and inspects the Guard of Honour before laying a wreath on the War Memorial. Open the Order of Proceedings for further details.

The service in St John's Chapel begins at 11.00 and the Order of Service can be found here

Following the service the outdoor part of the ceremony begins with processions to Tynwald Hill. During the ceremony on the Hill the Acts are promulgated, Coroners are sworn in and there is an opportunity to present Petitions for Redress. Those assembled then process back to the church for sittings of Tynwald, during which the Acts are captioned, and the House of Keys. Full details of the ceremony on Tynwald Hill and the sittings in the Chapel may be found here.

Invited Guests

Each year a number of official guests are invited to share in the celebration of our National Day. In 2012 we will welcome the following:

Commodore Dickie (Richard) Baum - Naval Regional Commander Northern England and Isle of Man

Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith MP - Member of Parliament for Berwick upon Tweed and Chairman of the Justice Committee of the House of Commons

Snr Paddy Burke - Cathaoirleach of Sheanad Éireann (the Senate - Houses of the Oireachtas).

Angela Burns AM - Member of the Welsh Asembly for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokshire and Welsh Assembly Commissioner

Frank Feighan TD - Member of Dáil Eireann (House of Representatives - Houses of the Oireachtas) for Roscommon Leitrim South and Chairman of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly

Fabrice Filliez - Head of Economic Section for the Embassy of Switzerland, London

Lindsay Hoyle MP - Member of Parliament for Chorley and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, Westminster

Stanley Lowe MP - Speaker of the House of Assembly of the Parliament of Bermuda

Angus MacNeil MP - Member of Parliament for Na h-Eileanan an lar (Western Isles)

David Morris MP - Member of Parliament for Morecambe & Lunesdale

Jenny Rowe - Chief Executive of the Supreme Court

Chris Simpkins - Director General Royal British Legion

Elaine Smith MSP - Member of the Scottish Parliament for Coatbridge and Chryston and Deputy Presiding Officer Scottish Parliament