Newsletter 7th November 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan

7 November 2021

3rd Sunday Before Advent


God, our refuge and strength, bring near the day when wars shall cease and poverty and pain shall end, that earth may know the peace of heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Prayer Diary


The Bereaved and those people living in Sunningdale Drive, Falkland Drive, Douglas Bay Apartments.


The Parish of the West Coast Clergy Nigel Godfrey, Ruth Walker, Colin Fleetney, Jeanette Hamer, Malcolm Convery, Margaret Burrow, Brian Kelly

Local Ministers Cheryl Cousins, Graham McAll, Robert Quayle

Readers Rosemary Clarke, Denise Gelder, Stephen Hamer and Karen Garrett

Pray for this year’s Stewardship campaign “Now More Than Ever: Receive Hope, Be Hope, Share Hope”. Pray for the Dean of Southwark preaching on this theme, at the Cathedral, this morning.

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 Duggua, Alex Brew and Wyn Hughes.


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 John Evans, Rita Abbott 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.





Hebrews 9.24-28

Mark 13.1-8



This week’s altar flowers have kindly

been donated in memory of

Geoff Whalley



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 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.


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


Please note that Call in 4 Coffee is taking a break until January 2022


Many thanks to Marcia and the team and all who have donated baked goods and come along on Wednesday mornings during this year


Letter from the Team Rector


Dear Friends


Dates for the Diary



All Souls’ Service  Sunday 7 November 6:30pm.  There is a sheet at the back of church for people to put the names of the loved ones they have lost to be remembered in the service.  This service will be live-streamed on our Facebook page.


Remembrance Service  Sunday 14 November It is likely that the service will begin at 10:00am and this will be confirmed next week.


Awayday  This is scheduled for Saturday 20 November 9:30am – 4:00pm at the Thie de Vea Retreat House, Tynwald Road, Peel.  The theme for the day is ‘Growing a Healthy Church’ and will be facilitated by Judy Cannan and David Shirtliff.  Please let me know if you wish to attend.


Night of Lights (previously torchlight) will be happening on Wednesday 1 December in Onchan Park. The local churches are putting together a gathered choir (no rehearsal necessary) to sing carols by the Christmas Tree starting at 6:00pm.  It would be great if we could get a good contingent from St Peter’s. Dress code – Christmas (jumpers, tinsel whatever you think would work).


The Heritage of the Heavens  Friday 3 December Illustrated Talk at 7:00pm with Howard Parkin.


WI Carol Service  We will be hosting the Women’s Institute Carol Service on Saturday 4 December at 2:00pm.


Isle of Man Woodwind Orchestra Christmas Concert  Thursday 9 December at 7:00pm. Free admission, light refreshments and retiring collection.


Sing Along Christmas Afternoon Tea  Saturday 11 December 3:00pm


Christingle Service   Sunday 12 December 5:00pm


Nine Lessons & Carols  Sunday 19 December 6:30pm


Confirmation Service  We have the opportunity to take part in a confirmation service which will be at Kirk Michael Church 2:30pm on Sunday 19 December.  If you have not been confirmed and would like to be please speak to me asap.


Crib Service  24 December 5:00pm



God’s blessings, Alessandra


The Friends of Onchan’s Heritage

An Evening at St Peter’s Church with Chris Callow on Wednesday 10 Nov

Chris will talk us through the history of the church and what makes it such an interesting and iconic building.  See the exhibits on display, the artefacts and much more.

Donations to St Peter’s appreciated



Time Event Location/


07/11/21                   9:00am               11.00am



BCP Holy Communion

CW Holy Communion


All Souls’ Service



Parish Hall


08/11/21                    7:30pm Private Booking Church
09/11/21                   7:30pm Bible Study Rectory
10/11/21                   10:30am



BCP Holy Communion


Friends of Onchan’s Heritage




12/11/21      1:15pm-3:00pm Mums & Tots – Term Time Only Parish Hall
14/11/21                  10.00am



Remembrance Service


BCP Holy Communion







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



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