Newsletter 14th March 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


14 March 2021- Lent 4

Mothering Sunday

 God of love, passionate and strong, tender and careful: watch over us and hold us all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Prayer Diary

All Mothers in Onchan and those people living in Ballachurry Avenue, Ballachurry Close.


Onchan Clergy Alessandra Di Chiara – Interim   Reader Carole Bairstow


Pray for the Wardens & PCC in the year ahead.


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.



Colossians 3.12-17

John 19. 25b – 27


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.


Zoom ‘Call in for Coffee’

Next Wednesday we will resume our virtual call in for coffee. Anyone who would like to meet up for a chat see the links below (bring your own coffee and cake!)


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 830 3561 3629

Passcode: 878013


Letter from the Interim Minister

Dear Friends


I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the mothers in our congregation and beyond a very blessed and happy Mother’s Day on Sunday.


It is looking increasingly likely that our current lockdown may be extended beyond the original three weeks.  Should this be the case I will set out in next week’s notice sheet arrangements for streamed services for Holy Week and Easter.


In the meantime do continue to pray for our Government in their decision-making processes and if anyone is aware of people in pastoral need please do contact me.


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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The contact for Onchan Parish Hall is Elaine Cory 416669

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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