Jurby Churchyard
Jurby Churchyard

War Graves Week is currently taking place across these Isles, and as part of this, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is hosting a tour of Jurby Churchyard this weekend.

The tour is an important part of the mission of the Commission to share the story of commemorations on the Isle of Man.

This year’s War Graves Week is an opportunity for the people of Mann to explore Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times and join us for a tour of the 43 commemorations at Jurby (St. Patrick) Churchyard, Isle of Man.

Join the tour at the main entrance to Jurby Churchyard at midday on Saturday, 28 May 2022.

Book your free ticket online now

About this event

Around the world ordinary people do extraordinary things every day for their community. They do it today, and they did it during the world wars.

Join us this War Graves Week in a celebration of the remarkable everyday men and women who faced extraordinary times during the world wars and gave their lives for their communities.

MEETING POINT at main entrance to churchyard.

Early in the 1939-1945 War the Royal Air Force built an aerodrome at Jurby, about a mile from the church for use as a training school. The airmen who lost their lives while training there were buried in the churchyard, and a small section in the north-eastern corner was reserved for these service burials. This group of war graves is on the far side of the new extension to the old churchyard. The total number of 1939-1945 War burials is 43, and all except three are within the group.

Tickets can be booked online here for free.

Limited parking nearby; no facilities or toilets; level ground; wheelchair access.

Please dress for the weather and wear suitable footwear.

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.