Newsletter 23rd May 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


23 May 2021- Pentecost

Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, ignite in us your holy fire; strengthen your children with the gift of faith, revive your Church with the breath of love, and renew the face of the earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Prayer Diary

The Eastern Mission Partnership and those people living in Marine View Close, Kirkway, Harbour Road, Harbour View.


King William’s College  Principal Joss Buchanan  Chaplain Erica Scott

Please pray for Erica & her ministry to the staff & pupils.


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 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.



Acts 2.1-21


? This week’s altar flowers have been kindly donated in memory of Jenny Corkill ?


We pray for God to fill us with his Spirit


Generous God, we thank you for the power of your Holy Spirit.  We ask that we may be strengthened to serve you better. We pray especially for all frontline and key workers…  Lord, come to bless us and fill us with your Spirit.


We thank you for the wisdom of your Holy Spirit. We ask you to make us wise to understand your will. We pray especially for the leaders of the nations and all in positions of power… Lord, come to bless us and fill us with your Spirit.


We thank you for the peace of your Holy Spirit. We ask you to keep us confident of your love wherever you call us. We pray especially for victims of domestic abuse and national conflicts across the world that continue unabated…  Lord, come to bless us and fill us with your Spirit.


We thank you for the healing of your Holy Spirit. We ask you to bring reconciliation and wholeness where there is division, sickness and sorrow. We pray especially for all affected by Covid 19, all who are isolated and alone, all who are struggling in mind, body and spirit…  Lord, come to bless us and fill us with your Spirit.


We thank you for the gifts of your Holy Spirit.  We ask you to equip us for the work which you have given us. Lord, come to bless us and fill us with your Spirit.


We thank you for the fruit of your Holy Spirit. We ask you to reveal in our lives the love of Jesus. Lord, come to bless us and fill us with your Spirit.


We thank you for the breath of your Holy Spirit, given us by the risen Lord. We ask you to keep the whole Church, in the joy of eternal life. We pray for those for whom joy has disappeared, especially those who are grieving the loss of loved ones… Lord, come to bless us and fill us with your Spirit.


Generous God, you sent your Holy Spirit upon your Messiah at the river Jordan,

and upon the disciples in the upper room:

in your mercy fill us with your Spirit, hear our prayer, and make us one in heart and mind to serve you with joy for ever.  Amen


Letter from the Interim Minister

Dear Friends


This Sunday is the feast of Pentecost when we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church. It was an amazing day when 3000 people were filled with the Holy Spirit and believed in the name of Jesus. It was preceded by the disciples of Jesus constantly devoting themselves to prayer waiting on the promise of the Holy Spirit and that prayer was answered in an amazing way.


During the period between Ascension and Pentecost some of you, I hope many of you, will have been praying for five people to come to know Jesus. I want to urge you now to follow the example of the disciples and to carry on praying for them. Let us wait and pray expectantly and see what the Holy Spirit will accomplish.


Annual Meeting

We will be holding our Annual Parish Meeting (APM) and Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) next Sunday 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 are available at the back of church.


God’s blessings, Alessandra


Kitchen – Electrical Safety

When the electrical work was carried out in church last year we were notified by the company that the socket in the kitchen can only safely handle one electrical item at a time.  For that reason, I have removed the second kettle and the extension from the kitchen so that we are not tempted to overload the socket by having 2 kettles on at the same time.  I would ask for your co-operation in this matter. Thank you Alessandra


St Peter’s Mothers’ Union Members

We have had an invitation from the PCC for our members to attend the

 Induction of Rev Alessandra Di Chiara

on Tuesday 8th June at 7.30 pm in St Peter’s followed by refreshments.


We hope as many of you as possible will come along

to enjoy this celebratory occasion.


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/


23/05/21            11:00am





All Age Service


Vow Renewal


Choral Evensong






26/05/21            10:30am





BCP Holy Communion


Call in 4 Coffee


Safeguarding Training






30/05/21            11:00am




Morning Praise & Baptisms



Joint Service







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