The most significant work of art in the church
is probably the memorial to William Christian of Ronaldsway,
the still-controversial figure from the seventeenth century
known as Illiam Dhone (Brown William) and revered by many
as a patriot who died for the Island.
was sentenced to death and shot at Hango Hill (a couple of
miles from the church) in 1663 and buried in the chancel,
a few feet from where the memorial now stands.
monument takes the form of a nickel-silver bust, attached
to a wall-mounted stone.
is by the distinguished sculptor Professor Bryan Kneale R.A.
who is Manx and whose grandparents came from Castletown in
the parish. It was funded by the Manx Heritage Foundation
and unveiled by the artist in 2006.
Kneale visiting Malew in 2005 to choose the site for