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Tynwald Day 2014 - Ceremony and 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 after 10.30 and receives the Royal Salute and inspects the Guard of Honour before laying a wreath on the War Memorial. Open the 2014 ​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 after 10.30 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 2014 we will welcome the following:

Mr Sean Barrett TD - Ceann Comhairle of Dail Eireann (Speaker of the Houses of Oireachtas)

Ms Trine Skei Grande - Member of the Norwegian Parliament & Leader of the Liberal Party

The Right Hon. Chris Grayling MP - Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Mr Chris Kelly MP - Conservative MP for Dudley South

Mr Mark Kermode - Film Critic and Patron of the Island of Culture 2014

Mrs Eleanor Laing MP - Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, MP for Epping Forest

Mr Lisardo Lombardia - Director of the Festival Interceltique

The Right Hon. Tricia Marwick MSP - Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes

Mr Albert Poggio OBE - Gibraltar Government Representative in the UK

Mr Sean Rogers MLA - Social Democratic and Labour Party Member, Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for South Down

Professor Michael Sandle RA FRBS - Internationally Recognised Manx Sculptor

Canon Professor Timothy Wheeler DL - Vice-Chancellor, University of Chester