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Tynwald Day 2018 - 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. Further details can be found in the Order of Proceedings.
The service in St John's Chapel begins at 11.00 following the Order of Service.

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 a sitting of Tynwald, during which the Acts are captioned and the Tynwald Honour is presented.

Full details of the ceremony on Tynwald Hill and the sittings in the Chapel will be detailed in the Tynwald Day programme. This is available free to Grandstand ticket holders or for £2 from the Information and Ticket point on Tynwald Day.

Official Guests 2018


Deputy Seán Crowe TD
Teachta Dála for Dublin South-West
Co-Chair of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly
Sir Richard Collas
Bailiff of Guernsey
Ms Linda Fabiani MSP
Member of the Scottish Parliament for East Kilbride
Deputy Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament
Mr Pat The Cope Gallagher TD
Teachta Dála for Donegal
Leas-Cheann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
Rear Admiral Timothy C Hodgson MBE MA CEng FIMechE MIMAREST Royal Navy
Rear Admiral Director Submarine Capability
The Rt Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP
MP for Chorley
Deputy Speaker, Chairman of Ways and Means
The Rt Hon Lord Keen of Elie QC
HM Advocate General for Scotland
Ministry of Justice Spokesperson for the Lords
Ms Kristin Mencer
Political Officer, US Embassy
The Rt Hon Lord Reed
Justice of the UK Supreme Court
Member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Commodore Philip Waterhouse ADC RN
Naval Regional Commander, Northern England and the Isle of Man