Newsletter 20th September 2020

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


20 September 2020 – Trinity 15


Lord God, defend your Church from all false teaching and give to your people knowledge of your truth, that we may enjoy eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Prayer Diary


Teachers & Pupils at Ashley Hill Primary School and those people living in Groudle View, Groudle Road, Church Road.


King William’s College Chaplain Erica Scott Principal Joss Buchanan

Please pray for the staff and students at the college and for Erica in her ministry as chaplain.

Those who are struggling in mind, body & spirit that they may know God’s comfort & healing: Sheila Pyatt-Coppell, Sheila Cowley, Olivia Pettigrew, Sandra Caley, Christopher Browne, Mildred Cooper & Mariel Callow.


Those who have lost loved ones & in particular the family & friends of: John Crebbin, Eric Corrin, Lesley Cubbon & Peter Gardiner.


And those we name in the quiet of our hearts. Amen




Philippians 1.21-end

Matthew 20.1-16

Dear Friends


This Sunday as we hold our much delayed APCM, and we will be electing new wardens and PCC members.  There have been a number of vacancies on the PCC and it is really encouraging to see so many people coming forward to fill those vacancies. My prayer is that with the appointment of the wardens and PCC members (and also the forthcoming appointment of a new Rector) you will be able to move forward into a new chapter of your life as a church community with confident enthusiasm as you seek to serve God in this place at this time.


With all God’s blessings, Alessandra

Annual Meetings Our Vestry meeting and Annual Parochial Church meeting will take place after the morning service on Sunday 20 September.


Donations for Flowers

Each week our Flower Team prepare fresh displays of flowers for us all to enjoy every Sunday. Would you please consider making a small donation to help with the cost? There are envelopes at the back of church where you can put your donation and please put them in the wall safe. Thank you


Call in For Coffee resumed on Wednesday 2nd September, after the 10:30am service.  Marcia and the team very much look forward to welcoming you.


Additional helpers are required to serve refreshments and help clear up after the weekly 11:00am Sunday services.  Please speak to Marcia for further details.  Many thanks


? Thank you to all who have kindly donated altar flowers over the last few weeks.  This week’s altar flowers have been kindly donated by Alison Foster ?

Prayers for Daily Life – Trinity


O God, the creator and preserver of all,

we pray for people in every kind of need;

make your ways known on earth,

your saving health among all nations …


We pray for the Church;

guide and govern us by your good Spirit,

that all who profess and call themselves Christians

may be led into the way of truth,

and hold the faith in unity of spirit,

in the bond of peace and in righteousness of life …


We commend to your fatherly goodness

all those who are any ways afflicted or distressed,

in mind, body or estate;

comfort and relieve them in their need,

give them patience in their sufferings,

and bring good out of all their afflictions …


We remember those who have gone before us

in the peace of Christ,

and we give you praise for all your faithful ones,

with whom we rejoice in the communion of saints …

All this we ask for Jesus Christ’s sake.

All   Amen


Praying the Keeills


Join us on a one-off walk organised by ‘Praying the Keeills’

on Sunday 27 September at 2.00pm


Park at the bottom of Fisher’s Hill (grid ref 240687) – however parking space is limited so please car share if you can.  We walk around the coast to the rich archaeological site at Balladoole (Chapel Hill).  This includes Keeill Vael (Michael) where we shall pause for Celtic prayer.


We retrace our footsteps back to the cars, arriving there by 5.00pm.

Total distance 3 miles on easy terrain.


No fee, no need to book – just turn up!

Enquiries Phil Craine 437248 [email protected]

Live Streaming and Safeguarding

As the service is being live streamed, if you are bringing a child to the service and do not wish them to appear on camera, please let us know at the beginning of the service and we will make sure this does not happen.


Onchan, Lonan & Laxey Team Ministry Information


Interim Minister Onchan Alessandra Di Chiara

The Vicarage, 62 Ballabrooie Way, Douglas IM1 4HB

Phone 679274 or 210208

or email [email protected]


Team Vicar Lonan & Laxey Jo Dudley Phone 861989

or email [email protected]


Parish Clerk [email protected] Phone 675797




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The contact for Onchan Parish Hall is Elaine Cory 416669