Newsletter 20th December 2020

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


20 December 2020 – Advent 4

 Eternal God, as Mary waited for the birth of your Son, so we wait for his coming in glory; bring us through the birth pangs of this present age to see, with her, our great salvation in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer Diary

The sidesmen, bellringers, readers and those Members of the Church who live outside the Parish.


Eastern Mission Partnership Team Leader Andie Brown

The Commissioners of Garff, Onchan, Braddan and councillors of Douglas.

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, Christopher Browne, Mildred Cooper, George Sinclair, Christine Roberts, Liz Pickering, Roberto Di Chiara & Tara Mackenzie.


In addition there are a number of people at home preparing for tests and procedures  who don’t wish to be named, however, I would ask you to please keep in your prayers all those we know of who are struggling in mind, body and spirit at this time.


Those who have lost loved ones & in particular the family & friends of: Ray Kneen, David Robbins, Hector Duff, Frederick Courtie & Ros Richmond.


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.



Roman 16 v25 – end

Luke 1 26 to 38


Daily Prayers in the Advent Season for those at home


Watchful at all times,
let us pray for strength to stand with confidence
before our Maker and Redeemer.


That God may bring in his kingdom with justice and mercy,
let us pray to the Lord:

–      for the hungry …

–      for the homeless …

–      for refugees and the victims of war …

Come Lord Jesus


That God may establish among the nations
his sceptre of righteousness,
let us pray to the Lord:

–      for the IOM government …

–      for the leaders of the nations …

–      for all who hold public office …

that they may be filled with the integrity, justice, mercy and humility of Jesus Christ

Come Lord Jesus


That we may seek Christ in the scriptures
and recognize him in the breaking of the bread,
let us pray to the Lord:

–      for the good news of the gospel to reach all…

–      for courage to proclaim Jesus with our lives and with our lips…

Come Lord Jesus

That God may bind up the brokenhearted,
restore the sick
and raise up all who have fallen,
let us pray to the Lord:

–      for all suffering the effects of Covid19…

–      for those whose diagnosis and treatment have been adversely affected by the epidemic…

–      for those struggling with increased loss of mobility and independence…

–      for those experiencing mental health issues, loneliness and isolation…

Come Lord Jesus


That the light of God’s coming may dawn
on all who live in darkness and the shadow of death,
let us pray to the Lord:

–      for those who are terminally ill and drawing near to the end f their earthly life…

–      for those who have lost loved ones…

Come Lord Jesus


That, with all the saints in light,
we may shine forth as lights for the world,
let us pray to the Lord:

–      that being salt and light we will season our conversations and relationships with grace and hope…

Come Lord Jesus

Let us commend the world, which Christ will judge,
to the mercy and protection of God.


Mothers’ Union Members

Our first meeting in the New Year

Tuesday 5th January 2:00pm in the Parish Hall

A Pilgrim’s Tale with Howard & Sandra Parkin


Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to all our members

Call In 4 Coffee

A Big Thank You

To all who supported Call in 4 Coffee 2020.  Despite being closed during lock-down we still managed to raise £1,000 towards the Inspire Appeal.


Thank you for all the cake contributions, to the ladies and gentlemen who gave up their Wednesday mornings to help and to our loyal regulars.


Total contributions from the start of 2013 have gone towards the repair of the spire and total over £11,500.  Well done everyone.

The fellowship has been marvellous.


Marcia Clague


Ladies’ Fellowship

First & Third Wednesday of each month Onchan Parish Hall

8:00pm October – May


Suitable for all ages, new members welcome


Contact  Sheila Kelly 836014  Dot Winrow 620560


The Interim Minister, Wardens & Parish Clerk

Wish Everyone


A Very Happy & Peaceful Christmas and New Year


Live Streaming and Safeguarding

Most of our services are being live streamed.  If you do not wish for you and/or your children to appear on camera, please let the person operating the computer know at the beginning of the service.  We will then be able to make sure that your faces are not shown.


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

Date Time Event Location/Notes
20/12/20           11:00am



CW Holy Communion


Nine Lessons & Carols




22/12/20          10:00am Burial Churchyard
23/12/20          10:30am




BCP Holy Communion

No Call in 4 Coffee


Funeral Service

Ros Richmond





24/12/20            5:00pm



Crib Service


Midnight Communion




25/12/20           10:30am Family Holy Communion Church
27/12/20          11:00am



CW Holy Communion


No Service




Onchan, Lonan & Laxey Team Ministry Information


Interim Minister Onchan 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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