Newsletter 18th October 2020

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


11 October 2020 – Trinity 18

God, our judge and saviour, teach us to be open to your truth and to trust in your love, that we may live each day with confidence in the salvation which is given through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer Diary


Onchan Students at UCIOM and those people living in Lhon Dhoo Close, Lhon Vane Close.


SUMT  Team Leader Ruth Walker  Schools Workers Sue Yardy, Natalie Heaton, Hannah Grove, Linda WildmanGap Year Students Lexi Brockbank, Ben Haskell


Please pray for the residential of the new school year (16th-18th), please pray that those who come along connect with God in a new way and that some new young people join in.

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




Philippians 4:1-9

Matthew 22:1-14



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


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



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


A very big

Thank You

to the Flower Team

for all their hard work and creativity in preparing the church so beautifully for Harvest.


To Christine and Ros, who were unable to be present at the service and worked hard in advance to get everything in place.


To Hazel and Marcia for all their hard work also.


It was much appreciated and enjoyed by everyone.


The Archbishops’ Together in Unity Appeal for COVID needs

raised £270


The Lhon Dhoo & St Peter’s Church Choir Concert raised £500


Thank you to everyone who contributed

Christmas Homespun Fair

Saturday 14 November 2020


We have started to prepare for the Christmas Fair and are looking for volunteers to help us on the day.


There will be a variety of tables offering Christmas crafts and other craft items, flowers and plants, cakes, biscuits, jams, preserves, vintage and good as new items.


If you are able to help by donating or making items, or give of your time on the day, please let Christine, Hazel or Ros know, or any of the church wardens.


Any of the following would be gratefully received:


Fruit  – Apples, pears, plums, etc

Raisins, sultanas, nuts, flour

Preserving sugar

Jam jars


Thank you


? 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 Lyn Kinrade in memory of Kath Davis  ?



Date Time Event Location/Notes
11/10/20  11:00am





Morning Praise




BCP Holy Communion

Church/Judy Cannan


Parish Hall


Church/Hinton Bird



Alessandra – Holiday

& Self-Isolation

12/10/20 Church Tower Works Estimate 2-3 months
13/10/20   9.00am Open the Book Onchan & Ashley Hill
14/10/20 10:30am BCP Holy Communion Church/John Guilford
15/10/20 11.15am Open the Book Laxey
18/10/20 11:00am CW Holy Communion Church/Margaret Fourie


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.


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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