Newsletter 25th April 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


25 April 2021- Easter 4

Risen Christ, faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep: teach us to hear your voice and to follow your command, that all your people may be gathered into one flock, to the glory of God the Father. Amen


Prayer Diary

The Members of the PCC and those people living in Hillary Close, Conister Close.


The Diocese Bishop Peter Eagles Bishop’s Chaplain Michael Brydon

Secretaries Lorna Cook, Andrew Swithinbank, Michelle Barwood Registrar, Treasurer & Diocesan Officers.


Please pray for The Revd Dr Michael Brydon, the Bishop’s Chaplain, that he settles in well to his new role & Island life.


Those who are struggling in mind, body and spirit that they may know God’s comfort and 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, Michael Glassey, Nicky Morrison, Andrew & Georgia from the Churches Bookshop, Karen Dugguw and Dorothy Singleton.


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 and in particular the family and friends of Joan Kelly and those we name in the quiet of our hearts. 


Let us pray particularly for The Queen and Royal Family following the death

of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.


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.



 John 10.11-18


The Church Electoral Roll is being updated. If you wish to be included on the roll please speak to Elaine Litherland. You will need to be on the roll if you wish to attend the APCM. The deadline for new additions is Saturday 8 May


Daily Prayer in the Easter Season

In joy and hope let us pray to the Father.

That our risen Saviour may fill us with the joy of his

glorious and life-giving resurrection …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.


That isolated and persecuted churches

may find fresh strength in the good news of Easter …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.


That God may grant us humility

to be subject to one another in Christian love …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.


That he may provide for those who lack food, work or shelter …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.


That by his power war and famine may cease through all the world …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.  


That he may reveal the light of his presence to the sick,

the weak and the dying,

to heal, comfort and strengthen them …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.


That, according to his promises,

all who have died in the faith of the resurrection

may be raised on the last day …

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.


That he may send the fire of the Holy Spirit upon his people,

so that we may bear faithful witness to his resurrection,

we pray to the Father.

Hear our prayer.


Heavenly Father,

you have delivered us from the power of darkness

and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:

grant that, as his death has recalled us to life,

so his continual presence in us may raise us to eternal joy;

through Christ our Lord.



Letter from the Interim Minister

Dear Friends


Huge thanks to all those who came along on Thursday to help clean and set up the church. Also huge thanks to Thelma who has done an amazing job this week cleaning up. The work in the sanctuary will be completed next week as the contractors put the final coat of paint on the walls.  This means that Choral Evensong will take place within the main body of the church on Sunday evening.


Wednesday Worship and Call in 4 Coffee

Wednesday worship will resume next Wednesday 28th April and we will also resume Call in 4 Coffee on that date.


Annual Meeting

Please note the Annual Parish Meeting (APM) and Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) will take place after our morning service on Sunday 30th May 2021 which will be morning praise with baptism.  Regarding the APCM (which follows the Annual Parish Meeting where we elect our church wardens for the year ahead), please note only those who are on the Electoral Roll of the Church can attend this second meeting. If you would like to attend the APCM and are not on the electoral roll please speak to Elaine Litherland as a matter of urgency.


I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday at our All Age Service and Choral Evensong.


God’s blessings, Alessandra


Thy Kingdom Come

From Ascension Day (13th May) to Pentecost (23rd May) we will be praying daily for people we know, or people who God lays on our hearts, to come to faith as part of the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ global prayer movement.  This may seem like a very small thing yet over the last few years through this prayer initiative tens of thousands of people have come to faith.  Never underestimate the power of prayer!  Do start considering who the five people you wish to pray for maybe and I will be making sure that resources are available to help us in this journey of prayer and hope.


A Memorial Service for Mildred Cooper

will take place on Thursday 6 May at 11:00am in church


St Peter’s Mothers’ Union Members

The next MU meeting will be on Tuesday 4 May 2:00pm in the Parish Hall.

This will be our Annual General Meeting and we hope all members will try to attend as we need to discuss the future of MU at St Peter’s especially with regard to finding a new Branch Leader


Safeguarding Awareness Training

Wednesday 26th May 1:00pm in church after Call in for Coffee

Led by Joanna Fisher


Please speak to Val Coole for further details


Date Time Event Location/


25/04/21          11:00am




Morning Praise


Choral Evensong




28/04/21          10:30am



BCP Holy Communion


Call in 4 Coffee




02/05/21            9:00am


BCP Holy Communion


CW Holy Communion





 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