Newsletter 22nd August 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


22 August 2021- Trinity 12

God of constant mercy, who sent your Son to save us: remind us of your goodness, increase your grace within us, that our thankfulness may grow, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


Prayer Diary

Community Groups in Onchan and those people living in Windermere Drive, Windermere Avenue, Derwent Drive.


Eastern Mission Partnership Team Leader Vacant

The Commissioners of Garff, Onchan, Braddan and councillors of Douglas


Pray for those who suffer for their faith throughout the world that they are sustained by hope.


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 Dorothy Singleton.


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 Vinty Dugdale, Annie Crowe, Margaret Elliott 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.



Ephesians 6.10-20


? This week’s altar flowers have been donated

in memory of Nev Callister ?


Prayers for Daily Life – Trinity

In the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ,

let us pray to the Father.


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 spirit;

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.


Letter from the Team Rector

Dear Friends


As we gear up for the year ahead I find it helpful to use the idea of ‘terms’ to organise ourselves, so I set out below some of the key items for the ‘Autumn Term’.


Bible StudyThe first meeting of the evening group will take place on Tuesday 7thSeptember, at the Rectory looking at Mark’s Gospel over 7 weekly sessions. If there is support for a group meeting in the day we will agree a date for the first meeting within the next week.


PCC Awayday: We will be holding a PCC away day, (10am – 4pm), sometime in Oct/Nov. This will be a day of prayer as well as discussion on the way forward for us as a parish.  I am hoping we can hold it at the newly opened Thie de Vie retreat house.  Although primarily for the PCC members this day will also be open to any congregation members who would like to join us as we prayerfully consider the way ahead. If you would like to be part of this day please give your name to Elaine Litherland.


Baptisms & Weddings: Please do continue to hold our baptism families and wedding couples in your prayers, many of whom, as a result of Covid, have had, and continue to have, their original plans disrupted.


Pastoral Team: Please do pray for our new pastoral team as they complete their training over the next couple of months and pick up the reins of their new ministry. If you are aware of anyone who requires pastoral support and would benefit from a visit from the team please do let me know.


Social Events: Many thanks to the team and Wendy for organising the afternoon tea next Tuesday. There will also be another film night on 17th September.


Call in 4 Coffee will resume at the end of September.


Sermon Series:  As well as being the focus of the Bible Study groups, in the weeks leading up to Advent I will be preaching on Mark’s Gospel. It’s a short easy read so I would encourage you take some time to read it to familiarise yourselves with it as part of your daily devotions.


God’s blessings, Alessandra


A reminder that Choral Evensong takes place on the 4th Sunday of each month.   The next date is 22 August at 6:30pm. All Welcome


The church is open to visitors daily

between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm


Call in 4 Coffee…

is taking a break for a few weeks and will resume on

29 September at 11:00am

Thank you so much to all who continue to help and support us


St Peter’s Mothers’ Union Forthcoming Events


MU JMP North & East Communion Service

Tuesday 14 September 11:00am St Peter’s Church


Followed by a faith lunch.  Would ladies from St Peter’s who are attending please bring either cake or a pudding


We have a credit/debit card machine in church if you wish to make donations using this method


Onchan, Lonan & Laxey Team Ministry Information


Team Rector Onchan, Lonan & Laxey 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]


Date Time Event Location/


22/08/21              11.00am



All Age Service & Baptism


Choral Evensong




23/08/21       6:45-8:45pm Private Group Booking Church
24/08/21              2:00pm Afternoon Tea Church
25/08/21              10:30am BCP Holy Communion Church
26/08/21    1:30 – 3:30pm



Private Group Booking


PCC Meeting




29/08/21            11.00am CW Holy Communion Church