Newsletter 4th October 2020

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan

 4 October 2020 – Trinity 17

 Gracious God, you call us to fullness of life: deliver us from unbelief and banish our anxieties with the liberating love of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


Prayer Diary

Onchan Pupils at Ballakermeen School and those people living in Fairway Close, Banks Howe, Manor Park.


Malew and Santan Clergy Mark Radcliffe, Bill Martin, Peter Upton-Jones

Readers Ellen Halliwell, Howard Connell


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.


In addition there are a number of people at home preparing for tests and procedures  who don’t wish to be named, however, I would ask you to please keep in your prayers all those we know of who are struggling in mind, body and spirit at this time.


Those who have lost loved ones & in particular the family & friends of: Peter Gardiner.


And those we name in the quiet of our hearts. Amen




Corinthians 9.6-end

Luke 12.16-30



Bible Study

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


 Dear Friends


Just a reminder that the scaffolding will be erected this week so that work on the tower can commence. If you can, please do avoid the church building while the scaffolding is being erected.  Please note that on Wednesdays and through the week access to the building will be through the kitchen except for funerals. On Wednesday morning for the period of the repairs Call in For Coffee will now start at 11.15am.  The BCP communion service will be at 10.30am as normal.


I will be away from Monday 5th October returning to work on Wed 14th October although I will be self-isolating I will be working from home. Many thanks to all those who are providing cover for services. Also many thanks to Jo Dudley who will be providing cover for pastoral emergencies and funerals.


Following our harvest service today we are looking for help with distributing the food to the foodbank and Graih.  We are also looking for people who would be willing to distribute a small token of appreciation to those who are unable to get to church for services as part of our harvest giving.  Also please do remember that there will be a retiring collection at the harvest service for the Archbishop’s Covid 19 appeal. Please do give generously.


I am also pleased to announce that His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant will be attending the Remembrance Service on Sunday 8th November.


With regard to the All Souls’ service on Sunday 1st November there will be a list at the back of church for you to include the names of loved ones you have lost to be read out at the service.  Although I will be present Alex Brown has very kindly agreed to lead the service.


With all God’s blessings, Alessandra

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

? 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 Mrs Jean Archer ?


Call in for Coffee

Additional helpers are required to

serve refreshments

and help clear up after the weekly 11:00am Sunday services.

Please speak to Marcia for further details.


During the building works, access to the church on Wednesday mornings will be through the kitchen only.  If you are coming along for coffee, morning communion will be in progress until 11:00am and silence is kindly requested if you are waiting in the kitchen.


Many thanks


Ladies’ Fellowship

First & Third Wednesday of each month

Onchan Parish Hall

8:00pm October – May


Suitable for all ages, new members welcome


07/10/20 Cheese & Wine


21/10/20 Quiz Night


04/11/20 The Wonderful World of Bees


18/11/20 Poems & Puddings


02/12/20 Christmas Party



Sheila Kelly 836014

Dot Winrow 620560

Date Time Event Location/Notes
04/10/20  9:00am BCP Holy Communion Church
  11:00am Harvest Church


  Alessandra – Holiday

& Self-Isolation

05/10/20   Church Tower Works Estimate 2-3 months
06/10/20  2:00pm Mothers’ Union

Opening Communion

Christ Church Laxey
07/10/20 10:30am



BCP Holy Communion


Ladies’ Fellowship

Church/John Guilford


Onchan Parish Hall

11/10/20 11:00am





Morning Praise




BCP Holy Communion

Church/Judy Cannan


Parish Hall


Church/Hinton Bird


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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or email

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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.