Newsletter 15th August 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


15 August 2021- Trinity 11

God of glory, the end of our searching, help us to lay aside all that prevents us from seeking your kingdom, and to give all that we have to gain the pearl beyond all price, through our Saviour Jesus Christ.  Amen

Prayer Diary

The Church of England and those people living in Sandringham Drive, Ballachrink Drive, Whitebridge Road, Barrule Drive.


St Ninian’s Douglas Clergy John Coldwell, John Guilford, Les Lawrinson


We pray for a restful and restorative summer break, so we find ourselves renewed in readiness for late summer and early autumn.


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, Alex Brew 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 Vinty Dugdale, Annie Crowe, Margaret Elliott 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.



1 Kings 2.10-12, 3.3-14

John 6.51-58


? This week’s altar flowers have been donated by Alison Cox ?


Prayers for Daily Life – Trinity

In the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ,

let us pray to the Father.


O God, the creator and preserver of all,

we pray for people in every kind of need;

make your ways known on earth,

your saving health among all nations …


We pray for the Church;

guide and govern us by your good Spirit,

that all who profess and call themselves Christians

may be led into the way of truth,

and hold the faith in unity of spirit,

in the bond of peace and in righteousness of life …


We commend to your fatherly goodness

all those who are any ways afflicted or distressed,

in mind, body or spirit;

comfort and relieve them in their need,

give them patience in their sufferings,

and bring good out of all their afflictions …


We remember those who have gone before us

in the peace of Christ,

and we give you praise for all your faithful ones,

with whom we rejoice in the communion of saints …

All this we ask for Jesus Christ’s sake.

All   Amen.


Letter from the Interim Minister

Dear Friends


It is good to be back.  It is wonderful that so many of you have been able and, in some cases, continue to meet up with family and friends over the summer.


Bible Study – As so many people are currently away or staycationing the Bible Study groups will commence the 1st week in September, so there is still time for people to sign up. We will be looking at Mark’s Gospel over 7 weekly sessions.


Please do continue to hold our baptism families in your prayers, many of whom, as a result of Covid, have had, and continue to have, their original plans disrupted.


Please do pray for our pastoral team as they complete their training over the next couple of months and pick up the reins of their new ministry.


God’s blessings, Alessandra


Call in 4 Coffee…

is taking a break for a few weeks and will resume on

29 September at 11:00am

Thank you so much to all who continue to help and support us 


St Peter’s Mothers’ Union Forthcoming Events


MU JMP North & East Communion Service

Tuesday 14 September 11:00am St Peter’s Church


Followed by a faith lunch.  Would ladies from St Peter’s who are attending please bring either cake or a pudding


The church is open to visitors daily

between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm


Onchan, Lonan & Laxey Team Ministry Information

Team Rector Onchan, Lonan & Laxey 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


We have a credit/debit card machine in church if you wish to make donations using this method


Date Time Event Location/


15/08/21              11.00am





CW Holy Communion




Choir Practice











Private Group Booking


Ashes Burial




18/08/21              10:30am



BCP Holy Communion


NO Call in 4 Coffee




19/08/21    1:30 – 3:30pm Private Group Booking Church
21/08/21    10:00-4:00pm Pastoral Care Course Church
22/08/21             11.00am



All Age Service & Baptism


Choral Evensong