Newsletter 6th September 2020

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan

6 September 2020 – Trinity 13


Almighty God, you search us and know us: may we rely on you in strength and rest on you in weakness, now and in all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Prayer Diary

Brass Cleaning Team & Flower Team and those people living in Bowness Close, Bowness Crescent, Langdale Close.


Niall Quayle and Hannah Samuels, both nurses working in the community, who were due to be married at St Peter’s this year. Pray for God to keep them safe as they go about their duties.


Lonan and Laxey  Clergy Jo Dudley

Pray for all whom this month means a change of their way of life -whether that be new school, work or retirement.


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.


Those who have lost loved ones & in particular the family & friends of: Martin Nicholl, John Crebbin, Eric Corrin & Lesley Cubbon.


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.




Romans 13.8-end                                Matthew 18.15-20


Bible Study


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

Dear Friends

How do we love that which is different?  How do we love the person who makes us smile through gritted teeth.  We all have these people in our lives and the answer is not by praying for them to change, but rather asking God to help us to change.  This is what lies at the heart of our reading from Romans today. As we go about our daily lives this week, this is something to hold before us


For many people on the island the Chief Minister’s confirmation that our border controls are staying at level 4 will be a huge relief. For some it will be a hard message as they continue to be separated from their families.  Please continue to hold them in your prayers and please continue to pray for our children and young people as they return to school and particularly for their teachers.


With all God’s blessings, Alessandra


Annual Meetings Our Vestry meeting and Annual Parochial Church meeting will take place after the morning service on Sunday 20 September.


Church Wardens and PCC Members If you are interested in becoming a churchwarden or a member of the PCC please speak to Alessandra or one of the wardens. There will be forms at the back of church for nominations. There are also electoral roll forms. Church wardens stand for 1 year and can be re-elected each year up to a maximum of 6 years. PCC members are elected for 3 years. We currently have 5 vacancies for PCC membership. These vacancies do need to be filled we would therefore ask you to prayerfully consider standing for election.


Advance Notice to PCC Members

The first meeting of the PCC following the APCM will be during week commencing Monday 21 September – day to be agreed.

Donations for Flowers

Each week our Flower Team prepare fresh displays of flowers for us all to enjoy every Sunday. Would you please consider making a small donation to help with the cost? There are envelopes at the back of church where you can put your donation and please put them in the wall safe. Thank you

Call in For Coffee resumed on Wednesday 2nd September, after the 10:30am service.  Marcia and the team very much look forward to welcoming you.


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.


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


Mothers’ Union Members

Tuesday 15 September 2:00pm in the Parish Hall MU AGM

with refreshments (rescheduled from May)


Wednesday 16 September Mothers’ Union JMP Service

11:00am St Ninian’s followed by buffet lunch

? Thank you to all who have kindly donated altar flowers over the last few weeks. This week’s altar flowers have been kindly donated by Marilyn Nivison ?

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

Team Vicar Lonan & Laxey Jo Dudley Phone 861989

or email

Parish Clerk Phone 675797


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The contact for Onchan Parish Hall is Elaine Cory 416669