Newsletter 7th March 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan

7 March 2021- Lent 3

Eternal God, give us insight to discern your will for us, to give up what harms us, and to seek the perfection we are promised in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Prayer Diary

Eastern Live at Home and those people living in St. Catherine’s Terrace, Mount View Close, Mount View Terrace.


St Matthew Douglas Clergy Robert Ferguson, Roger Harper, Duncan Whitworth

Please pray for our churchwardens & the members of our PCC


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 & Gina Kelly.


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 Corinthians 1.18-25

John 2.13-22


Daily Prayers in Lent

We pray to the Lord for courage to give up other things

and to give ourselves to him this Lent.

Give your Church the courage

to give up her preoccupation with herself

and to give more time to your mission in the world.

[We pray for …]


May the blood and water flowing from the side of Jesus

bring forgiveness to your people

and help us to face the cost of proclaiming salvation.

Lord, meet us in the silence,

give us strength and hear our prayer.


Give your world the courage

to give up war, bitterness and hatred,

and to seek peace.

[We pray for…]


May the shoulders of the risen Jesus,

once scourged by soldiers,

bear the burden of political and military conflict in our world.

Lord, meet us in the silence,

give us strength and hear our prayer.

Give us the courage to give up quarrels, strife and jealousy

in our families, neighbourhoods and communities.

[We pray for …]


May the presence of the risen Jesus,

his body once broken and now made whole,

bring peace and direction as we live with one another.

Lord, meet us in the silence,

give us strength and hear our prayer.


Give us the courage

to give up our selfishness as we live for others,

and to give time, care and comfort to the sick.

[We pray for …]


May the wounded hands of Jesus bring his healing touch,

and the light of his presence fill their rooms.

Lord, meet us in the silence,

give us strength and hear our prayer.


Give us the courage to give up our fear of death

and to rejoice with those who have died in faith.

[Especially we hold … in our minds.]


May the feet of the risen Lord Jesus, once nailed to the cross,

walk alongside the dying and bereaved in their agony,

and walk with us and all your Church

through death to the gate of glory.

Lord, meet us in the silence,

give us strength and hear our prayer,

here and in eternity. Amen.


Letter from the Interim Minister

Dear Friends


It’s déjà vu. Here we are once again in lockdown, a place we had all hoped never to be again.  We hope and pray that it will only be for the three weeks specified.  In the mean time I know we will continue to look out for one another.


As you are aware, a number of events have had to be cancelled, including my induction and the murder mystery night.  Watch this space for revised dates.   Please note that the memorial service for Mildred Cooper is also being rescheduled. Please do keep those couples coming to us for a blessing or wedding in your prayers as well as our baptism families as this is a particularly stressful time for them.


Subject to lockdown finishing I would like to bring to your attention and strongly encourage you to come to the Diocesan Day of Prayer which is scheduled for Saturday 27th March 10.00am – 4.00pm at the Cathedral, at the beginning of Holy Week.   As well as a wonderful opportunity for us to meet in fellowship and prayerfully prepare for Easter, it is also an important day for our diocese, as we seek God’s will, in the midst of so much uncertainty and change.


If you are intending to attend please do let me know so that I can notify the Cathedral for catering purposes and perhaps organise travel arrangements.


Attached to the email with this notice sheet is a copy of the Lent Holy Communion liturgy.


God’s blessings, Alessandra


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