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Tynwald Day 2017 - 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 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 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.

Official Guests 

Richard Arkless
Sir William Bailhache QC
Bailiff of Jersey
Lord Chidgey
Dr Gareth Davies
Medical Director, London’s Air Ambulance
Professor Peter Edge
Oxford Brookes University
Linda Fabiani MSP
Deputy Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament
Zachary Harkenrider
Political Counselor, US Embassy
Ann Jones AM
Deputy Presiding Officer of the Welsh Assembly
Eamon O Cuiv TD
Sean O’Fearghail TD
Ceann Comhairle of Dail Eireann, House of the Oireachtas
Hon Asad Qaiser
Speaker of the Kyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly
Gavin Robinson MP
Dr Jane Roskams
University of British Columbia
The Rt Hon The Earl of Derby DL (Edward Stanley)