Newsletter 21st February 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church

Kirk Onchan

21 February 2021- Lent 1


Heavenly Father, your Son battled with the powers of darkness, and grew closer to you in the desert: help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer that we may witness to your saving love in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


 Prayer Diary

 The Parish Clerk and those people living in Strathallan Park, Strathallan Road.


Eastern Mission Partnership Team Leader Andie Brown


The Commissioners of Garff, Onchan, Braddan and councillors of Douglas.


St George’s and All Saints

As we begin, belatedly, to start our 2021 programme, please pray for our growing ministry with children & young families & for our Stewardship Campaign whose prep was set back by the January lockdown.


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.



Genesis 9.8-17

Mark 1.9-15


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


As we enter into this season of Lent please pray for those affected by the new cases of Covid 19 on the island and beyond.  Please also continue to pray for the Government as they deal with the new outbreak.


Lent is a season for reflection and repentance as we identify and acknowledge before God those behaviours in our lives that we need to turn away from. However, it is also a time to reflect on our wider faith journey and story.  Where are we now and where might our Father God be leading us?


God’s blessings, Alessandra


Diary Dates…?


St Peter’s Mums & Tots

will resume on Friday 26th 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


 Please note our Murder Mystery Evening on March 19th is now sold out.


The next PCC meeting is on Tuesday 16th March at 7.30pm


The Vestry Meeting and Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be after the morning service on Sunday 18 April 2021


Date Time Event Location/


21/02/21          11:00am CW Holy Communion Church
24/02/21          10:30am



BCP Holy Communion


Call in 4 Coffee




28/02/21          11:00am



All Age Service


Choral Evensong





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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If you have any safeguarding issues that you wish to raise please speak to Valerie Coole, our Parish Safeguarding Officer.


She can be contacted on 333309 or