Newsletter 8th November 2020

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


8 November 2020 – Trinity 22

God, our refuge and strength, bring near the day when wars shall cease and poverty and pain shall end, that earth may know the peace of heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


 Prayer Diary

Armed Services & The British Legion and those people living in Central Drive, Furman Close, Furman Road, Greeba Drive.

Onchan Clergy Alessandra Di Chiara (Interim) Reader Carole Bairstow

Please pray for the Training Oversight Group as it encourages and develops vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, Reader Ministry and many other vocations.

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, George Sinclair, Christine Roberts, Liz Pickering & 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 & in particular the family & friends of: James Burton.


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.


Bible Study

Anyone wishing to join our Bible Study group please speak to Alessandra. We have just started studying Romans.


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



? This week’s altar flowers have been kindly donated by

Mr Hector Duff OBE ?


Dear Friends


At this time of turmoil with the pandemic and UK lockdown and with all the issues that go with that, it can be so easy to lose sight of other things which are of great importance.  As we gather for our remembrance service it is right that we should give our whole attention to remembering with thanksgiving, before God, all those who have given their lives for others in conflicts across the world. It is right that we pray for peace and for an end to all violence. It is right that we pray for the leaders of the nations, for Godly wisdom in all their decision making processes, and it is right that we pray for all the victims of war.


God’s blessings, Alessandra


A Message from Mariel Callow


I just want to say a very big thank you to all my friends at St Peters for their fantastic support over the last couple of months. I was really carried through by the prayer support and all the practical assistance during my ongoing isolation. All the cards, flowers & gifts really cheered me up when I was feeling a bit the worse for wear when I came back after the op. Thank you also for the lovely Harvest Hamper- what a lovely selection of goodies, most useful during isolation!

To finish I can tell you your prayers have been answered as I had a phone call from my surgeon on Monday giving me the all clear! The cancer was only 1b and hadn’t spread so I don’t need chemo or anything other than a 3 month post op check & then annual blood tests and scan all of which can be done over here! Thank you Lord and thanks again to all of you.  Love Mariel  xxx


Dorothy Singleton would like to say a very big Thank You to everyone for their kind messages and many cards sent after her recent surgery.

Please keep her in your prayers as she continues her recovery.


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

Date Time Event Location/Notes
08/11/20           9:45am



Remembrance Service

BCP Holy Communion

Choir Practice




    Church Tower Works Estimate 2-3 months
           10:30am BCP Holy Communion Church
14/11/20 11:00-3:00pm Christmas Fair Church
15/11/20           11:00am


CW Holy Communion




 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.


Telephone Prayer Line For those of you who do not have access to the internet please see below details of a daily telephone prayer line which is free for the residents of the Isle of Man.  The line- which is available 24 hours a day – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.



Ladies’ Fellowship

First & Third Wednesday of each month

Onchan Parish Hall

8:00pm October – May


Suitable for all ages, new members welcome


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 are continuing our preparations for the Christmas Fair.  We are looking for volunteers to help sell tickets, set up the stalls, work on the stalls and to serve refreshments.  We will also need help to clear up on the day, after 3:00pm.


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, we would be most grateful.


Any of the following would be much appreciated:


Fruit  – Apples, pears, plums, etc

Raisins, sultanas, nuts, flour

Preserving sugar

Jam jars


If you could also let us know what you have made, or will be making, we can add it to the list of produce.  Please leave any donations for sale and raffle items in the boxes at the back of church.


Thank you


Christine    201100

Hazel         400567

Ros            412013