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Tynwald Day 2021 - Ceremony and Guests​​

The traditional Tynwald Day ceremony begins 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 and receives the Royal Salute and inspects the Guard of Honour before laying a wreath on the War Memorial. 

In 2021 the Band of the Royal Air Force College will lead the march on of the Guard of Honour from The Queen's Colour Squadron (63 Squadron RAF Regiment), followed by the Standard Bearers and all the Manx units and organisations. Both the Guard of Honour and Military Band and Fanfare Team have been able to travel to the Island under the new 2+2 pathway, having all had their second vaccinations more than two weeks ago. 

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.  



Off Island Official Guests 

The Rt Hon The Lord Stephens of Creevyloughgare, accompanied by Lady Stephens
Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
Rt Hon Nigel Evans MP (Mr Evans will be accompanied by Mr Liam Laurence Smyth, Clerk of Legislation at the House of Commons). 
Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons and Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means.
Mr David Morris MP
Member of Parliament for Morecambe and Lunesdale. Vice-Chair UK-IOM All-Party Parliamentary Group.
Mr Jarvis Matiya, accompanied by Mrs Susan Matiya
Deputy Secretary General, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
Colonel The Rt Hon Bob Stewart DSO MP
Member of Parliament for Beckenham. 

On Island Guests (Tynwald Ceremony)  

Major General Sir Laurence New and Lady New 
Former Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
Sir Miles Walker CBE and Lady Walker
Former Chief Minister 
Mrs Clare Christian OBE BSc CP
Former President of Tynwald
Mr Noel Cringle OBE
Former President of Tynwald  
Mr Donald Gelling CBE CP
Former Chief Minister
Mr Tony Brown OBE
Former Chief Minister 
Mr Allan Bell CBE
Former Chief Minister 
Mr Geoff Karran MBE TH
Tynwald Honour recipient 
Mrs Nadene Crowther MBE TH
Tynwald Honour recipient
Mr Bill Dale BEM TH
Tynwald Honour recipient
Mr Alan Shea
Mr Ray Ferguson
Isle of Man County Chairman, Royal British Legion
Mrs Viv Davies
Chair Manx Wildlife Trust 
Mr Basil Bielich
President, Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association
The Head Pupils or representatives of the Island’s Secondary Schools and University College Isle of Man.   

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.