Newsletter 16th May 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


16 May 2021- Easter 7

Risen, ascended Lord, as we rejoice at your triumph, fill your Church on earth with power and compassion, that all who are estranged by sin may find forgiveness and know your peace, to the glory of God the Father. Amen


Prayer Diary

The church cleaner, groundsman and those people living in Ridgeway Road, Summerhill Road.


Parish of the West Coast Clergy Nigel Godfrey, Ruth Walker, Colin Fleetney, Jeanette Hamer, Malcolm Convery, Margaret Burrow, Brian Kelly Local Ministers Cheryl Cousins, Graham McAll, Robert Quayle Readers Rosemary Clarke, Denise Gelder, Stephen Hamer


Pray for all Christian Aid support activities being held across the Parish of the West Coast and the wider diocese, including the Cathedral brunches.


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, Liz Pickering, Roberto Di Chiara, Tara Mackenzie, Jacqueline Mitchell, Stephen MacKenzie, 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 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 1.15-17 & 21 to end

John 17.6-19


? This week’s altar flowers have been kindly donated

in memory of Mr & Mrs Shooter ?


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


Many thanks to the Rev. Hinton Bird who is providing cover for this Sunday morning’s service of Holy Communion.



Thy Kingdom Come – Pray for Five

Praying for others to know Jesus is one of the most powerful things we can do; persistent prayer for others brings transformation to their lives. Consistently praying for others takes discipline, and there are many ways that we can build up habits that will help us to pray for our friends and family.


Choose five people you would regularly like to pray for and write their names down onto a list. If you’re not sure who to pray for, ask God to guide you as you choose. They may be somebody on the world stage or someone you know personally.  Once you have settled on 5 names, commit to praying for them regularly.


On Sunday you will be given a leaflet with ideas on how to pray for your five people. Take the leaflet home. I hope you find the ideas helpful.


Annual Meeting

As we draw near to 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 complete a nomination form. These are available at the back of church.


God’s blessings, Alessandra


St Peter’s Mothers’ Union Members

We have had an invitation from the PCC for our members to attend the

 Induction of Rev Alessandra Di Chiara

on Tuesday 8th June at 7.30 pm in St Peter’s followed by refreshments.


We hope as many of you as possible will come along

to enjoy this celebratory occasion.


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/


16/05/21            11:00am CW Holy Communion Church
18/05/21 10:30-11:30am



Open the Book Rehearsal


Burial Georgina Alcock




19/05/21            10:30am





BCP Holy Communion


Call in 4 Coffee


Open the Book Taster Event






20/05/21              2:00pm Ashes Burial Sheila Wilson Churchyard
23/05/21            11:00am





All Age Service


Vow Renewal


Choral Evensong







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




Facebook St Peter’s Church, Onchan


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]