Newsletter 14th February 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


14 February 2021- 1st Before Lent

Holy God, you know the disorder of our sinful lives: set straight our crooked hearts, and bend our wills to love your goodness and your glory in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Prayer Diary


Organists and those people living in Governors Road, Sea View Road, Mountfield Road.


Onchan Clergy Alessandra Di Chiara (Interim) Reader Carole Bairstow


Please pray for the congregation & wider parish as we embark on a new chapter with the appointment of a new Team Rector.


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, George Sinclair, Liz Pickering, Roberto Di Chiara, Tara Mackenzie, Jacqueline Mitchell & Stephen MacKenzie.


Please keep in your prayers all those we know of who are at home and struggling in mind, body and spirit at this time.


Those who have lost loved ones & in particular the family & friends of Mildred Cooper, Jennifer Crooks, Dorothy Morrison & Vera Taylor.


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.




2 Corinthians 4.3-6

Mark 9.2-9


This week’s altar flowers have been kindly donated in

Memory of Cannon Baggaley


Prayers for Daily Life – Trinity


In the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ,

let us pray to the Father.


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 IOM government …

for the leaders of the nations …

for all who hold public office …

that they may be filled with the integrity, justice, mercy and humility of Jesus Christ

for the Covid19 Vaccination programmes worldwide to reach quickly those really in need…


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 pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters especially for those living in Korea and India


We commend to your fatherly goodness

all those who are any ways afflicted or distressed,

in mind, body or spirit;

comfort and relieve them in their need

pour out your healing Spirit upon them,

give them patience in their sufferings,

and bring good out of all their afflictions …

We pray

for the hungry …

for the homeless …

for refugees and the victims of war …

We pray

for all suffering the effects of Covid19 and those who care for them…

for those whose diagnosis and treatment have been adversely affected by the epidemic…

for those struggling with increased loss of mobility and independence…

for those experiencing mental health issues, loneliness and isolation…


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 …

We pray

for those who are terminally ill and drawing near to the end of their earthly life…

for all who have lost loved ones and especially those unable to be with them in their final hours

All this we ask for Jesus Christ’s sake.

All   Amen.


Letter from the Interim Minister


Dear Friends


Lent begins on Wednesday and there will be a service of Holy Communion at St George’s at 7.30pm with the imposition of ashes to which all the churches within the Eastern Mission Partnership are invited.  As I mentioned last week the Church of England App #LiveLent: God’s Story Our Story is available from the Apple Store and Google Play Store. All the paper copies disappeared last Sunday. If you would like one please let me know and I can order some more.


Please note the Palm Sunday service on the 27th March will be a communion service. I am hoping that if the scaffolding has gone by then, and weather permitting that we will be able to process around the church (outside!).  If not we will make do with processing inside the church.


Also please note that my day off is now on Monday each week.


God’s blessings, Alessandra


Diary Dates…?


St Peter’s Mums & Tots

will resume on Friday 26 February at 1:15pm in the Parish Hall


St Peter’s Mothers’ Union

Our next meeting will be Tuesday 2 March at 2:00pm

in the Parish Hall when the speaker will be Judith Ley.


Alessandra’s Institution and Induction

as Team Rector of St Peter’s will be held on

Tuesday 9 March at 7:30pm in church

A Memorial Service for Mildred Cooper

will take place on Tuesday 16 March at 10:30am in church


Date Time Event Location/


14/02/21          11:00am







Morning Praise & Baptism




BCP Holy Communion


Choir Practice




Parish Hall





16/02/21          11:00am



Funeral & Burial

Vera Taylor


Standing Committee Meeting

Church &




17/02/21          10:30am



BCP Holy Communion


Call in 4 Coffee




19/02/21          11:00am Funeral Dorothy Morrison Church
21/02/21          11:00am CW Holy Communion Church


Onchan, Lonan & Laxey Team Ministry Information


Interim Minister Onchan Alessandra Di Chiara

The Rectory, 18 Windermere Avenue, Onchan Isle of Man, IM3 2DT

Phone 679274 or 210208

or email


Team Vicar Lonan & Laxey Jo Dudley Phone 861989

or email


Parish Clerk Phone 675797




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