Newsletter 1st November 2020

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


1 November 2020 – Trinity 21


God of holiness, your glory is proclaimed in every age: as we rejoice in the faith of your saints, inspire us to follow their example with boldness and joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer Diary


The bereaved and those people living in Sunningdale Drive, Falkland Drive, Douglas Bay Apartments.


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, Dorothy Singleton, George Sinclair & Roberto Di Chiara.


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: James Burton.


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.




1 John 3.1-3                                         Matthew 5.1-12


Bible Study

Anyone wishing to join our Bible Study group please speak to 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


? This week’s altar flowers have been kindly donated by

Mr Hector Duff OBE ?



Dear Friends

Many thanks to Derek Winterbottom for his talk on Tuesday at our afternoon tea.  We raised nearly £800 (£200 of which were from sales of Derek’s book on Mona Douglas).  Ten percent of the proceeds will be going to ‘Live at Home’.


Next week as part of our commemorations for Remembrance we will be providing refreshments for the schools after their 10.00am service on Saturday morning.  If you are able to help out please let me know.  And just a reminder that the service next Sunday will begin at 09.45am.


With all God’s blessings, Alessandra

Home Crafted Christmas Fair

Saturday 14 November 2020 11:00am-3:00pm


We are continuing our preparations for the Christmas Fair.  We are looking for volunteers to help sell tickets, set up the stalls, work on the stalls and to serve refreshments.  We will also need help to clear up on the day, after 3:00pm.


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, we would be most grateful.


Any of the following would be much appreciated:


Fruit  – Apples, pears, plums, etc

Raisins, sultanas, nuts, flour

Preserving sugar

Jam jars


If you could also let us know what you have made, or will be making, we can add it to the list of produce.  Please leave any donations for sale and raffle items in the boxes at the back of church.


Thank you


Christine    201100

Hazel         400567

Ros            412013


Ladies’ Fellowship


First & Third Wednesday of each month

Onchan Parish Hall

8:00pm October – May


Suitable for all ages, new members welcome


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



The Film with Fish & Chips Supper on 6 November



Raffle prizes kindly requested

Please speak to Elaine or Tricia


Date Time Event Location/Notes
01/11/20            9:00am



BCP Holy Communion

CW Holy Communion

All Souls’ Service



Church/Alex Brown

    Church Tower Works Estimate 2-3 months
02/11/20          11:00am Burial Churchyard
03/11/20 12:30-4:30pm



Safeguarding Training


Mothers’ Union

Wiltshire Farm Foods



Parish Hall

04/11/20          10:30am BCP Holy Communion Church
07/11/20          10:00am Children’s Tribute Garden of Remembrance
08/11/20           9:45am



Remembrance Service

BCP Holy Communion

Choir Practice






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




Facebook St Peter’s Church, Onchan


The contact for Onchan Parish Hall is Elaine Cory 416669

or email

or contact us on Facebook

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.