Newsletter 2nd May 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


2 May 2021- Easter 5

Risen Christ, your wounds declare your love for the world and the wonder of your risen life: give us compassion and courage to risk ourselves for those we serve, to the glory of God the Father. Amen


Prayer Diary

The Church Wardens and those people living in Heywood Close, Heywood Drive, Heywood Grove, Heywood Way.


The Cathedral  Dean Nigel Godfrey Campaign Manager Val Garrett

Chapter and Clerk


Pray for the Cathedral Gift Day and its resourcing. May the gifts received allow the Cathedral to move forward with its vision and development.


Those who are struggling in mind, body and spirit that they may know God’s comfort and healing: Sheila Pyatt-Coppell, Sheila Cowley, Olivia Pettigrew, Sandra Caley, George Sinclair, Liz Pickering, Roberto Di Chiara, Tara Mackenzie, Jacqueline Mitchell, Stephen MacKenzie, Michael Glassey, Nicky Morrison, Karen Dugguw and Alex Brew.


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 and in particular the family and friends of Joan Kelly, Mildred Cooper 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.



Acts 8.26-end

John 15.1-8



The Church Electoral Roll is being updated. If you wish to be included on the roll please speak to Elaine Litherland. You will need to be on the roll if you wish to attend the APCM.

The deadline for new additions is Saturday 8 May.



Daily Prayer in the Easter Season

In joy and hope let us pray to the Father.

That our risen Saviour may fill us with the joy of his

glorious and life-giving resurrection …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.


That isolated and persecuted churches

may find fresh strength in the good news of Easter …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.


That God may grant us humility

to be subject to one another in Christian love …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.


That he may provide for those who lack food, work or shelter …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.


That by his power war and famine may cease through all the world …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.  


That he may reveal the light of his presence to the sick,

the weak and the dying,

to heal, comfort and strengthen them …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.


That, according to his promises,

all who have died in the faith of the resurrection

may be raised on the last day …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.


That he may send the fire of the Holy Spirit upon his people,

so that we may bear faithful witness to his resurrection,

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.


Heavenly Father,

you have delivered us from the power of darkness

and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:

grant that, as his death has recalled us to life,

so his continual presence in us may raise us to eternal joy;

through Christ our Lord.



Letter from the Interim Minister

Dear Friends


At our Annual Parish Meeting (APM) and Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) on 30th May we will be electing new church wardens, new PCC members and new members of the Diocesan Synod.  Church wardens are elected annually and PCC and Diocesan Synod members are normally elected for a period of 3 years. I would encourage you to prayerfully consider whether God is calling you to stand for one of these positions. If you are interested, or if you would like more information, please speak to Elaine Litherland or Alessandra.  If you wish to stand please speak to Elaine so that the relevant paperwork can be completed in good time for the meeting.



God’s blessings, Alessandra


Thy Kingdom Come

From Ascension Day (13th May) to Pentecost (23rd May) we will be praying daily for people we know, or people who God lays on our hearts, to come to faith as part of the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ global prayer movement.  This may seem like a very small thing yet over the last few years through this prayer initiative tens of thousands of people have come to faith.  Never underestimate the power of prayer!  Do start considering who the five people you wish to pray for maybe and I will be making sure that resources are available to help us in this journey of prayer and hope.


St Peter’s Mothers’ Union Members

The next MU meeting will be on Tuesday 4 May 2:00pm in the Parish Hall.

This will be our Annual General Meeting and we hope all members will try to attend as we need to discuss the future of MU at St Peter’s especially with regard to finding a new Branch Leader


A Memorial Service for Mildred Cooper

will take place on Thursday 6 May at 11:00am in church


Safeguarding Awareness Training

Wednesday 26th May 1:00pm in church after Call in for Coffee

Led by Joanna Fisher


Please speak to Val Coole for further details


Date Time Event Location/


02/05/21             9:00am


BCP Holy Communion


CW Holy Communion




04/05/21          11:00am






Ashes Burial

Rosamond Richmond


Mothers’ Union AGM


OBA Meeting




Parish Hall



05/05/21          10:30am



BCP Holy Communion


Call in 4 Coffee




06/05/21            11:00am




Memorial Service

Mildred Cooper


Ashes Burial

Dianne Swan-Liddell





08/05/21            1:00pm Wedding

Georgia Maddocks

& Damian Kneale

09/05/21            11:00am



Morning Praise & Baptism


BCP Holy Communion





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]