Newsletter 14th November 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan

14 November 2021

The Second Sunday Before Advent

Remembrance Sunday


Heavenly Lord, you long for the world’s salvation: stir us from apathy, restrain us from excess and revive in us new hope that all creation will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Prayer Diary

Armed Services & The British Legion and those people living in Central Drive, Furman Close, Furman Road, Greeba Drive.

Lonan and Laxey  Clergy Jo Dudley

In this month of Remembrance we give thanks, firstly for all who gave so much for us to enjoy the life we live and secondly for those who have walked beside us over the years.          

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.


 This week’s altar flowers have kindly

been donated in memory of

Hector Duff


Mark 13.1-8



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


Dates for the Diary

Sunday 21 November  Please note that the main service next Sunday morning will be a service of Morning Praise led by our reader Carole Bairtsow.

Awayday  This is scheduled for next 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 confirm with Elaine Litherland if you will be attending.

Night of Light (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 Songs & Afternoon Tea  Saturday 11 December 3:00pm

Christingle Service   Sunday 12 December 5:00pm

 Nine Lessons & Carols  Sunday 19 December 6:30pm

 Confirmation Service  Kirk Michael Church 2:30pm on Sunday 19 December

 Crib Service  24 December 5:00pm


Time Event Location/


14/11/21                   9.45am





Remembrance Service


BCP Holy Communion


Choir Practice






16/11/21           9:00-9:30am





Open the Book


Open the Book


Bible Study



Ashley Hill



17/11/21                   10:30am



BCP Holy Communion


PCC Meeting




18/11/21       11:15-11:30am Open the Book Laxey
19/11/21      1:15pm-3:00pm Mums & Tots – Term Time Only Parish Hall
20/11/21           9:30-4:30pm Awayday Thie de Vea
21/11/21                  11.00am



Morning Praise


Choir Practice





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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