Newsletter 28th March 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


28 March 2021- Palm Sunday

True and humble king, hailed by the crowd as Messiah: grant us the faith to know you and love you, that we may be found beside you on the way of the cross, which is the path of glory. Amen


Prayer Diary

The Call in for Coffee team, members of the coffee rota and those people living in Bemahague, Bemahague Avenue.


Arbory and Castletown – Clergy Irene Cowell, Jon Barwood, Colin Barry, Sue Watterson, Reader Hilary Flynn


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, George Sinclair, Liz Pickering, Roberto Di Chiara, Tara Mackenzie, Jacqueline Mitchell, Stephen MacKenzie, Michael Glassey, Nicky Morrison and Andrew & Georgia from the Churches Bookshop.


Please keep in your prayers all those we know of who are at home and struggling in mind, body and spirit at this time.


Those who have lost loved ones & in particular the family & friends of Gina Kelly.


And those we name in the quiet of our hearts.

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.



 Mark 11.1-11

Mark 15.1-39


Daily Prayers in Lent

We pray to the Lord for courage to give up other things

and to give ourselves to him this Lent.

Give your Church the courage

to give up her preoccupation with herself

and to give more time to your mission in the world.


[We pray for …]


May the blood and water flowing from the side of Jesus

bring forgiveness to your people

and help us to face the cost of proclaiming salvation.

Lord, meet us in the silence,

give us strength and hear our prayer.


Give your world the courage

to give up war, bitterness and hatred,

and to seek peace.


[We pray for…]


May the shoulders of the risen Jesus,

once scourged by soldiers,

bear the burden of political and military conflict in our world.

Lord, meet us in the silence,

give us strength and hear our prayer.

Give us the courage to give up quarrels, strife and jealousy

in our families, neighbourhoods and communities.


[We pray for …]


May the presence of the risen Jesus,

his body once broken and now made whole,

bring peace and direction as we live with one another.

Lord, meet us in the silence,

give us strength and hear our prayer.


Give us the courage

to give up our selfishness as we live for others,

and to give time, care and comfort to the sick.


[We pray for …]


May the wounded hands of Jesus bring his healing touch,

and the light of his presence fill their rooms.

Lord, meet us in the silence,

give us strength and hear our prayer.


Give us the courage to give up our fear of death

and to rejoice with those who have died in faith.


[Especially we hold … in our minds.]


May the feet of the risen Lord Jesus, once nailed to the cross,

walk alongside the dying and bereaved in their agony,

and walk with us and all your Church

through death to the gate of glory.

Lord, meet us in the silence,

give us strength and hear our prayer,

here and in eternity. Amen.


Zoom ‘Call in for Coffee’

Next Wednesday we will have our virtual call in for coffee. Anyone who would like to meet up for a chat see the links below or use the codes provided (bring your own coffee and cake!)

Meeting ID: 844 3906 8255

Passcode: 143770


St Peter’s Mothers’ Union Members

Please note that the MU Festival planned for

Thursday 25 March has been postponed.

Hopefully this will now take place on

Thursday 22 April at 2.30pm in the Cathedral


Letter from the Interim Minister

Dear Friends


It is with some sadness that we face a second year where we are unable to celebrate Holy Week and Easter in our church building. I will endeavour to stream a service of meditation and reflection on Maundy Thursday at 6pm and a further service at 2pm on Good Friday as well as the normal Sunday Service on Easter Sunday.  I hope you will be able to join me for all these services as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus together.


We will be emailing the service order for the Palm Sunday Holy Communion Service.


Essential Works – Sanctuary

The go ahead has been given for this work to be carried out. It should take approximately 3 weeks. As I indicated last week, during this period no one can have access to the church building so that we can ensure compliance with the Covid regulations.


God’s blessings, Alessandra


Onchan, Lonan & Laxey Team Ministry Information


Interim Minister Onchan Alessandra Di Chiara

The Rectory, 18 Windermere Avenue, Onchan Isle of Man, IM3 2DT

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

Email [email protected] or contact us on Facebook

If you have any safeguarding issues that you wish to raise please speak to Valerie Coole, our Parish Safeguarding Officer.


She can be contacted on 333309 or [email protected]