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Tynwald Day 2022 - Ceremony and Guests​​

The open-air sitting of Tynwald on 5th July continues a tradition which has lasted for over a thousand years. The ceremony’s roots are in the Viking customs of those who settled in the Island in the tenth century. Tynwald invites honoured guests from off-island to attend the religious service in the Chapel and the ceremony on Tynwald Hill itself showcasing Tynwald and the Isle of Man.

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. 

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.

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 2022

Mr James Bridge
Secretary-General UK National Commission for UNESCO

 Her Excellency Mrs Laura Davies
UK Permanent Representative to UNESCO

Rear Admiral Donald Doull CBE
Royal Navy Director of Submarine Capability, Defence Nuclear Organisation


The Rt Hon Dame Eleanor Laing MP
Deputy Speaker House of Commons, Chairman of the Ways and Means
and Member of the Privy Council


His Excellency Mr Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD
An Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann


Mr Steven Rotheram
Mayor of the Liverpool City Region


Commodore Phillip Waterhouse ADC RN
Naval Regional Commander, North of England and Isle of Man