St Sanctain's Church, Santon

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Roadside parking is available at the church directly outside the main gates with additional free parking in a carpark opposite the church, the ground may be uneven and there is a short track leading from the car park onto the road. Entrance to the grounds is via a metal gate and there are concrete pathways up to the main entrance and surrounding the church.

The entrance via a wooden door into the church porch is level however slightly uneven due to differing floor surfaces. Once inside the church there is a wide carpeted aisle and one step leading up to the alter. Box pews are either side of the aisle.  

Brief Description:

St Sanctain's Church is constructed on the site of a 5th century keeill and was built as a Parish Church in the mid 12th century. Inside are numerous tapestries hanging on the walls, impressive stained glass windows, some ancient carved stone slabs, and a pitched wooden roof. Services are held every Sunday at 11am.

Further Information:


Old Castletown Road, Santan, Isle of Man IM2 1QG


Revd James McGowan - 01624 822469 - 01624 448008


Opening Hours:

Open daily. services are held every Sunday at 11am.


Situated 6 miles South West of Douglas. Take Old Castletown Road out of Douglas heading south. Follow for approximately 6 miles then turn left following the sign for St Sanctain's Church. The church can then be found on the right hand side, car park on the left opposite.

OS SC 310711.


Bus routes are available throughout the island.

Contact Isle of Man Public Transport, Banks Circus, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5PT 
Telephone: +44 1624 662525 (Infoline)


A range of amenities can be found at the nearest town of Ballasalla, including a post office, public houses and convenience stores.