Newsletter 13th September 2020

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


13 September 2020 – Trinity 14




Merciful God, your Son came to save us and bore our sins on the cross: may we trust in your mercy and know your love, rejoicing in the righteousness that is ours through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Prayer Diary


Teachers & Pupils at Onchan Primary School and those people living in Buttermere Drive, Ennerdale Avenue, Thirlmere Avenue.


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.


Southern Mission Partnership Team Leader Joe Heaton

The Commissioners of Arbory, Castletown, Malew, Port Erin, Port St. Mary, Rushen, Santon.


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 & Mariel Callow.


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. Amen

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 14.1-12

Matthew 18.21-35



Dear Friends


In the weeks ahead the mission partnership councils will be involved in discussions about the future of our church buildings across the Diocese.  Their task is to put together a set of recommendations for the Bishop with regard to their particular mission partnership.  Each church building will need to be given a specific designation as follows:


A – Parish Hub Church – churches deemed to be essential to the mission of God on the island

B – Community Mission Churches – These churches may be kept but should not be supported from central funds

C – Heritage Churches – These have a clear architectural/heritage value but struggle to be sustainable

D – Churches at a ‘Crossroads’ – These are churches where radical change needs to happen.


Please pray for the Mission Partnership Councils in their deliberations. Full details of the Diocesan strategy can be found on the Diocesan Website.


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. 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.

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 Linda Howland ?

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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