Newsletter 9th May 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


9 May 2021- Easter 6

Risen Christ, by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples: help your Church to obey your command and draw the nations to the fire of your love, to the glory of God the Father. Amen


Prayer Diary

Farming Community in Onchan and those people living in Birchley Terrace, Birchleigh Close, Birch Hill Gardens, Birch Hill Avenue.

Lonan and Laxey  Clergy Jo Dudley

Please pray for farmers, their crops and livestock, and for kind weather to produce a good harvest.

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, Liz Pickering, Roberto Di Chiara, Tara Mackenzie, Jacqueline Mitchell, Stephen MacKenzie, Nicky Morrison, Karen Dugguw and Alex Brew.

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, Mildred Cooper and those we name in the quiet of our hearts.

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 15.9-17


? This week’s altar flowers have been kindly donated by Mrs Ros Whalley ?


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



We continue to give thanks to God as our life here on the island returns to a more normal pattern and we look forward, with the relaxation of border controls, to families being able to meet again after such a long period of separation.


Moving forward into this summer season please do keep our baptism families and wedding couples in your prayers.


As we draw near to our Annual Parish Meeting (APM) and Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) on 30th May we will be electing new church wardens, new PCC members and new members of the Diocesan Synod.  Church wardens are elected annually and PCC and Diocesan Synod members are normally elected for a period of 3 years. I would encourage you to prayerfully consider whether God is calling you to stand for one of these positions.


If you are interested, or if you would like more information, please speak to Elaine Litherland or Alessandra.  If you wish to stand please complete a nomination form. These should be available at the back of church.

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.


Date Time Event Location/






Morning Praise & Baptism


BCP Holy Communion




12/05/21            10:30am



BCP Holy Communion


Call in 4 Coffee




16/05/21            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




Facebook St Peter’s Church, Onchan


The contact for Onchan Parish Hall is Elaine Cory 416669

Email or contact us on Facebook


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


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