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Tynwald Day 2019 - 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 2019 

Dr Hon W McKeeva Bush OBE JP Hon MSc MLA
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands
Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP
MP for Orkney and Shetland
Chief Whip of the Liberal Democrats
Dr Miguel Clűsener-Godt
Director, Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, UNESCO
Secretary of the Programme on Man and the Biosphere
Senator Paul Coghlan
Leas-Chathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann.
Connétable Simon Crowcroft
Connétable of St Helier, Jersey
Ms Linda Fabiani MSP
Member of the Scottish Parliament for East Kilbride
Deputy Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament
Mr Michael Goulden
Great grandson of Sophia Goulden
Rt Hon Dame Eleanor Laing MP
MP for Epping Forest
Deputy Speaker, First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
Mr Robert MacRae QC
Her Majesty's Attorney General of Jersey
Ms Megan Pullum QC LLB
Her Majesty's Procureur and Receiver General of Guernsey
Mr Robert Neill MP
MP for Bromley and Chislehurst
Chairman of the Justice Select Committee
Mr Magne Rommetveit
Third Vice President of the Storting, Parliament of Norway
Mr Andrew Rosindell MP
MP for Romford
Co-Chair of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly
Chairman of the UK-Isle of Man (Manx) All Party Parliamentary Group
Mr Steingrimur Sigfusson
Speaker of the Althingi, Parliament of Iceland
Mr Olav Eek Thorstensen
Chairman of Thome Group