Newsletter 25th October 2020

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


25 October 2020 – Trinity 20


Merciful God, teach us to be faithful in change and uncertainty, that trusting in your word and obeying your will we may enter the unfailing joy of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Prayer Diary


Onchan Students at university and those people living in Birch Hill Grove, Birch Hill Close, Hillberry, Hillberry Road.


Mothers’ Union President Gail Eagles

Please join with the MU as we pray for all generations in each family: may they support each other in love in these uncertain times.


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, Dorothy Singleton & Roberto Di Chiara.


In addition there are a number of people at home preparing for tests and procedures  who don’t wish to be named, however, I would ask you to please keep in your prayers all those we know of who are struggling in mind, body and spirit at this time.


Those who have lost loved ones.


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

Please remember that we need permission to put names on this list. Please help us to keep this list up to date by keeping us informed of changes.











Matthew 22:36-40



Bible Study

Anyone wishing to join our Bible Study group please speak to Alessandra


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



Email Scam  If anyone has received an email purporting to come from Alessandra asking for help with a matter that requires discretion and then being asked to buy Amazon gift cards, please ignore this email it is a scam.  You should delete the emails.  If you have responded and bought cards please let Alessandra know so that we can notify the police.


Dear Friends


Just a note to remind you all that our All Souls’ Service is at 6.30pm next Sunday, 1st November.  There is a sign up sheet at the back of church for you to add names.


Many thanks to Alex Brown who has agreed to lead the service.  Also a reminder that the service on Remembrance Sunday begins at 9.45am prompt.


It is also wonderful news that our afternoon tea with Derek Winterbottom on Tues 27th is sold out.  Many thanks to Derek, I am looking forward to hearing his talk. We are also looking forward to meeting everyone, especially those coming with Live at Home.


I will be fully back in harness from 12pm this Monday (26th). I’m looking forward to seeing you all.


With all God’s blessings, Alessandr

? Thank you to

Mrs Jenny McCauley for the altar flowers last week.  This week’s altar flowers have been kindly donated by Mrs Barbara Clague ?







Date Time Event Location/Notes
25/10/20  11:00am





All Age Service


Choral Evensong


Choir Practice






Church Tower Works Estimate 2-3 months
28/10/20 10:30am BCP Holy Communion Church
30/10/20    6:30pm Choir Practice Church
 01/11/20    9:00am





BCP Holy Communion


CW Holy Communion


All Souls’ Service





Church/Alex Brown



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




Facebook St Peter’s Church, Onchan


The contact for Onchan Parish Hall is Elaine Cory 416669

or email [email protected]

or contact us on Facebook



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.


The Mona Douglas Talk & Afternoon Tea on 27 October is SOLD OUT


Food contributions gratefully received


The Film with Fish & Chips Supper on 6 November



Raffle prizes kindly requested

Please speak to Elaine or Tricia


Call in for Coffee

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.


During the building works, access to the church on Wednesday mornings will be through the kitchen only.  If you are coming along for coffee, morning communion will be in progress until 11:00am and silence is kindly requested if you are waiting in the kitchen.


Many thanks


Ladies’ Fellowship


First & Third Wednesday of each month

Onchan Parish Hall

8:00pm October – May


Suitable for all ages, new members welcome


04/11/20 The Wonderful World of Bees


18/11/20 Poems & Puddings


02/12/20 Christmas Party



Sheila Kelly 836014

Dot Winrow 620560



Home Crafted Christmas Fair

Saturday 14 November 2020 11:00am-3:00pm

We have started to prepare for the Christmas Fair and are looking for volunteers to help us on the day.


There will be a variety of tables offering Christmas crafts and other craft items, flowers and plants, cakes, biscuits, jams, preserves, vintage and good as new items.


If you are able to help by donating or making items, or give of your time on the day, please let Christine, Hazel or Ros know, or any of the church wardens.


Any of the following would be gratefully received:


Fruit  – Apples, pears, plums, etc

Raisins, sultanas, nuts, flour

Preserving sugar

Jam jars