Newsletter 5th September 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan

5 September 2021- Trinity 14

Merciful God, your Son came to save us and bore our sins on the cross: may we trust in your mercy and know your love, rejoicing in the righteousness that is ours through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


Prayer Diary

Brass Cleaning Team & Flower Team and those people living in Bowness Close, Bowness Crescent, Langdale Close.


St George and All Saints Douglas  Clergy Vacant  Reader Charles Flynn

Licensed Assistant Ray Platt


May the parish representatives be granted wisdom to discern whom the Lord calls as the next vicar.


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 Roddy Bridson, Charles Quiggan and Richard Gomersall 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.



James 2.1-10, 14-17

Mark 7.24-end


? This week’s altar flowers have been kindly donated by Marilyn Nivison ?


Intercessions 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 inrighteousness 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.


Daily Prayers to help us walk in Jesus’ footsteps


Reign in me, Sovereign Lord, Reign in me.

Captivate my heart

May your will be done

Establish there your throne

May your Kingdom come.

Reign in me, Sovereign Lord Reign in me.


Father God, I give you permission to go to any level within me to heal, cleanse and restore according to your truth.

To the best of my ability I invite you to be my Lord unconditionally. I say this because I know you want the very best for me. Thank you Lord God in Jesus’ name.  Amen


Lord, Jesus Christ, have mercy on me a sinner.


Lord Jesus,

I give you my hands to do your work.

I give you my feet to go your way.

I give you my eyes to see as you do.

I give you my ears to hear as you hear.

I give you my tongue to speak your words

I give you my mind that you may think in me .

I give you my heart that you may love in me your Father and all humankind.

I give you my whole self that you may grow in me so that it is you Lord Jesus who live, and work and pray in me. Amen


Lord may I be transformed through the renewal of my mind so that I will no longer conform to the patterns of this world but will know your good, pleasing and perfect will for me. Amen


I am extremely grateful to everyone for their prayers and I would like to say a big

thank you for everyone’s kind wishes on cards, flowers, gifts and telephone calls.

Hopefully I will be back in church soon.


Thanks again, Dorothy Singleton


The Altar Flower Rota is on the notice board at the back of church.  There are a number of dates still free.  If anyone wishes to choose a date and make a donation (perhaps in memory of a loved one) please speak to one of the Flower Team.


A very big thank you, once again, to everyone who regularly contributes to the altar flowers and by giving generous donations towards our floral displays and planting arrangements outside church.


Thank you Hazel, Christine & Ros


St Peter’s Mothers’ Union  MU JMP North & East Communion Service

14/09/21 11:00am St Peter’s Church, followed by a faith lunch


Tickets for the Film Night Sister Act on 17 September at 7:00pm are £12.50

Phone Elaine 497712, Tricia 472731 or send a Facebook message


We are thinking of hosting a Harvest Coffee Morning on Saturday 25 September


If anyone is able to offer help in the way of baking cakes for the morning, baking cakes, biscuits, pies etc for sale, making jams, chutneys, produce for sale.


Also donations of apples/fruits for jam making, jam jars, produce bottles, garden plants for sale, garden flowers for floral displays and offering help on the day.


If you are able to help in any way, please let a member of the Flower Team know.

Thank you


The church is open to visitors daily

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


The Harvest service will be held at 11:00am on Sunday 26 September


Letter from the Team Rector

Dear Friends


We have a provisional date for the away day which will be at Thie dy Vea Retreat house in Peel on 20th November. This is subject to Covid and Thie dy Vea opening its doors.  The day will be from 9.30am–4.00pm. It will consist of a mixture of prayer, worship and discussion as we consider the way forward for St Peter’s. People will need to bring a packed lunch. If you would like to join the PCC and myself on this day please give your name to Elaine Litherland. Please note that the retreat house can only accommodate a max of 24 people.


Following on from last week’s sermon I have included some additional prayers to help us walk in Jesus footsteps and to allow him to reign within us. I hope you find these helpful.


God’s blessings, Alessandra


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/


05/09/21              9:00am




BCP Holy Communion


CW Holy Communion


Choir Practice






06/09/21       6:45-8:45pm Private Group Booking Church
07/09/21               7:30pm Bible Study Rectory
08/09/21              10:30am BCP Holy Communion Church
09/09/21    1:30 – 3:30pm Private Group Booking Church
12/09/21            11.00am





Morning Praise


Holy Communion


Choir Practice