Newsletter 12th July 2020

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


12 July 2020 – Trinity 5



Almighty God, send down upon your Church the riches of your Spirit, and kindle in all who minister the gospel your countless gifts of grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Prayer Diary


All those visiting our Island on holiday and those people living in Maple Avenue, Maple Close, Hackett Close.


Niall Quayle and Hannah Samuels, both nurses working in the community, who were due to be married at St Peter's this year. Pray for God to keep them safe as they go about their duties.


King William’s College  Chaplain: Erica Scott  Principal: Joss Buchanan


Please pray for the staff and students at the college and for Erica in her ministry as chaplain.


Those who are struggling in mind, body & spirit that they may know God’s comfort & healing: Sheila Pyatt-Coppell, Sheila Cowley, Olivia Pettigrew, Sandra Caley, Margaret Somers, Christopher Browne.


Those who have lost loved ones & in particular the family & friends of: David Simpson, Laurie Hyde, Alan Rough, Jane Emery & Josephine Hulme.


And those we name in the quiet of our hearts. Amen

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.







Romans  8.1-11

Matthew 13 1-9, 18-23


The Bible Course


Anyone who would like to be part of a group following ‘The Bible Course’ please speak to Alessandra







Letter from the Interim Minister


Dear Friends


For the island it seems as if the pandemic is beginning to recede just a little, and that is really good news as we mark 50 days without a new case.   The new normal is becoming more normal, although for some of us it still feels a little fragile, but recognising that, still we look forward to the easing of the restrictions concerning the border and re-establishing our social events and community life. On that note it’s wonderful news that our forthcoming film night is already sold out!


However, there are still a small number of people who are continuing to shield because of their vulnerability.  It would be easy for them to be out of sight and out of mind. It would also be easy to lose sight of the devastating effects of this pandemic elsewhere in the world and it’s important that that doesn’t happen. Our prayers and acts of kindness and help at this time are more important than ever.


May God continue to pour his blessings upon you.




Live Streaming and Safeguarding

As the service is being live streamed, if you are bringing a child to the service and do not wish them to appear on camera, please let us know at the beginning of the service and we will make sure this does not happen.


Practical Tips for Sunday


1.   You will need to sanitise your hands on arrival and before leaving.

2.   Please don’t assume that you can go to your normal seat as we have had to make provision for those members of our community who wish to continue social distancing.

3.   We will also be keeping a register just in case there is a breakout of the virus so we help facilitate contact tracing.

4.   The offertory plates will be at the back of church. If you wish to make an offering please do so as you come in. However, we would encourage people to make their gifts by standing order if at all possible. Once we have broadband installed we will have contactless giving.

5.   We are looking to minimise paper so everything you need will be on the screen.




Prayers for Daily Life - Trinity


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 estate;

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




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