Port St Mary 2017

  • Date: 29 July – 12 August 2017
  • Event Age Range: 0 to 18
  • Accommodation: Team house and Church
  • Volunteer Cost: £120 waged, £60 for low waged or unwaged

Port St Mary is a small town in the south of the Isle of Man. Founded in 1901, the mission is a well-established event with excellent support from local authorities and churches. Since the decline of tourism in the area, the mission now works almost entirely with local children and young people, some of whom travel from other parts of the island. Around 250 children and young people attend daily to enjoy activities including games, crafts, drama, interactive teaching, music and outings.

Summer Missions

Most of the team stay in the mission house which is right beside the beach, with rooms for 1-6 people and plenty of showers! 18 and 19 year old team members stay in a nearby church and have two days of training before the mission begins. Experienced and new team members are allocated to one of six age groups (0-18years) giving plenty opportunity for new team members to discover their gifts while learning from others.

A typical team member's day includes two or three sessions with their age group, team time for worship, prayer, preparation and Bible study, meals and two hours’ free time. The middle Saturday is a free day and a great opportunity to see something of the beautiful island.  

Scripture Union on the island is a very strong presence with five staff and up to ten gap year volunteers and interns who work in many of the island churches and primary schools, and all of the secondary schools. With many of the staff and volunteers also serving on the beach mission team there is great follow up with beach mission contacts.

For more information visit the mission website www.psmbm.org.uk