Newsletter 15th November 2020

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan

 15 November 2020 – Trinity 23

 Heavenly Lord, you long for the world’s salvation: stir us from apathy, restrain us from excess and revive in us new hope that all creation will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Prayer Diary

The Diocese of Sodor and Man and those people living in King Edward Close, King Edward Park, Eskdale Road.


St Ninian’s Douglas  Clergy John Coldwell, John Guilford, Les Lawrinson

Readers Maria Coldwell, Judy Cannan


We pray for those who in the beginning of Winter are seeking peace, comfort and healing from physical and mental health issues that are holding them back from fullness of life. We pray also for those who care, support and nurture these people for strength, compassion and understanding as they bring solace to them during the months ahead.

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 & Tara Mackenzie.


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 heartsPlease 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.



1 Thessalonians 5.1-11

Matthew 25.14-30

Bible Study

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


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

Mrs Joan Callister

in memory of Neville Callister ?


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


Roc Vannin Choir

 Rocks Christmas


An evening of song, celebration and canapés


4 December 2020

At 7:30pm


Tickets £10


Please contact

Tricia Skillicorn 472731


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

Dear Friends


In terms of the church year, this feels like a bit of an in-between time, we’ve had the major festivals of Harvest and Remembrance but we’re still waiting for Advent to start. Following the announcement to be made on Sunday it may feel that we are also in a bit of an in-between time in terms of the life of this church community.  However, we would be wrong on both counts.  There is no such thing as an in-between time in God’s kingdom because now more than ever is the time for prayer.  Now is the time for deep and faithful prayer to seek God’s vision for this church community.  Just as in the parable of the talents it will take hard work, but it will be work in the context of grace upon grace.   It is time to look to your loving Elder Brother – Christ the King, working together with him in the power of his Spirit to see how his Kingdom will take shape here in this corner of the Isle of Man.


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 Peter’s 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.




Date Time Event Location/Notes
15/11/20           11:00am



CW Holy Communion






    Church Tower Works Estimate 2-3 months
17/11/20 9:00 & 10:15am Open the Book Onchan &

Ashley Hill Schools

18/11/20          10:30am



BCP Holy Communion


PCC Meeting

Church – John Guilford



19/11/20           11:15am Open the Book Laxey School
22/11/20           11:00am





All Age Service


Choral Evensong


Choir Practice






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

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.