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Peace Light of Bethlehem 2017

Posted on December 9th, 2017 by admin

The Peace Light service this year is at St Georges Church, Douglas on Saturday, 23rd December at 11.00 am.

This year the service will be shorter, there will be carols rather than hymns, one reading only by scouts and beavers and rainbows are singing a carol. Much of the formalities have been omitted. Please support this worth while global event.

Leaders and Scouts of all sections are to come in uniform.

Lets see every group, section and unit represented.

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Invitation to the Peace Light Service

Posted on November 2nd, 2016 by admin

peace-light-badge-invitation-2016All young people, leaders, parents (and everyone else) are invited to the Service of Distribution of the Bethlehem Peace Light. The service will be at St Matthew’s Church, North Quay, Douglas at 2:00 pm.
It will be conducted by the Reverend Father Bob Boyle in the presence of His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor and Tim Kidd, Chief Commissioner of Scouting UK.

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Peace Light Returns To the Island

Posted on October 4th, 2016 by admin

Once again The Peace Light is being brought to the Island. This year the Lieutanant Governor and Tim Kidd (the new Chief Commissioner of the UK (The Scout Association)) will be attending.

Peace Light BadgeRepresentatives of The Scout Association and Guiding in the Isle of Man will be travelling away and bring the Peace Light back to the Island. We are looking for 1 Scout, 1 Sea Scout, 1 Explorer, 1 Guide and 1 Senior Section.

We will travel out on Monday 12th December and return on Wednesday 14th December.

There is no cost involved, but refundable deposit of £50 is required which is returned on Sunday 18th December IF they attend the bag pack in the big Shoprite in Peel to raise money for the trip.

The young people picked will have the honour of representing the Island and receive an Island scarf, special woggle, hoodie and T-shirt.
They are expected to sell candles in St. Helens, return the Light via the Steam Packet and have several duties at the Service at St. Matthews, Douglas.

The young people must be aged 13+ and will enjoy an evening bowling at a local amusement arcade with local Scouts plus a day in Liverpool before their official duties begin.

The trip is classed as a school visit so no absences are recorded from school.
Please forward nominees to Julie Leece ASAP so the selection process can begin.

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Peace Light Arrives on the Island

Posted on December 17th, 2015 by admin

IMG_4194Last night (Wednesday) the Peace Light from Bethlehem was brought to the Island for only the second time in its 29 year history. 5 young people from the Isle of Man’s Scout & Girl Guide Associations, each representing one of the older sections (Scouts, Sea Scouts, Explorers, Guides and Senior Section),  returned on the Steam Packet with the flame. On Saturday will be a commemorative service at St. Mary’s Church in Douglas at 2:00 pm. At the Service of Dedication where members of the two Associations will take the flame and spread it to into their own communities – churches, old people’s homes, town halls, to anyone who would like to receive the Gift. Please wear full uniform to the service Saturday and the Service is open to everyone who wish to attend.

2 day candles will be available with the Islands unique Peace Light logo at a cost of £2.

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Peace Light of Bethlehem Arrives on the Island

Posted on December 17th, 2014 by admin
Peace Light arrives on Isle of Man

Peace Light arrives on Isle of Man

The Peace Light of Bethlehem arrived on Wednesday on the Steam Packet from Heyshem. Five young members of the Isle of Man Scout and Guide Associations, under the guidance of Father Bob Boyle of St Matthew’s Church, to St Helens, Merseyside, on Monday. They were there to receive the naked Peace flame that has travelled from Bethlehem. The Light will be distributed around the island in time for the final advent candle.

This is the first time in years that Guides and Scouts are working together as one. In the combined group representing the Scouts was Torry W, 1st Ballaugh Scouts, Dhoona L, 3rd Peel Sea Scouts and Aaron R, Onchan Explorers. The Guides were represented by Lucy S, Baljyn Jiass Guides and Danielle G, 1st Ballaugh Senior Section.

Over 50 places have already arranged to receive the flame including churches, Nobel’s Hospital, care homes and residences. There will be a Service of Distribution on Saturday, 20th December, at St. Matthew’s Church, Douglas, where Scouts and Guides of all ages will come together and distribute the Light into the community.

Thanks to the Leaders that accompanied the group; Guy Thompson, Island Commissioner, and Julie Leece, 3rd Peel Sea Scouts, for the Scouts along with Stephanie Harper, Carrick District Commissioner, and Kathy Shimmin, 1st Ramsey (Trinity) Guides.

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