Newsletter 27th December 2020 & 3rd January 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan

27 December 2020 & 3 January 2021

Christmas 1& Epiphany


Prayer Diary


Residential and Nursing Homes and those people living in Wybourn Drive, Wybourn Grove, Wybourn View & the residents of Heywood Court.


Tynwald Chief Minister Howard Quayle President Stephen Rodan

Speaker Juan Waterson Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard Gozney


Please pray for the Hon Timothy Baker MHK, Minister for Infrastructure.


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, Dorothy Morrison

Jacqueline Mitchell.


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: David Robbins, Hector Duff, Frederick Courtie, Ros Richmond & Daphne Fayle.


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.

Prayers for Celebrating the Season of Christmas


Holy Jesus,
by being born one of us,
and lying humbly in a manger,
you show how much God loves the world.
Let the light of your love always shine in our hearts,
until we reach our home in heaven,
and see you on your throne of glory.


Lord Jesus Christ,
your birth at Bethlehem
draws us to kneel in wonder at heaven touching earth:
accept our heartfelt praise
as we worship you,
our Saviour and our eternal God.


Loving Jesus,
you were born in a stable but worshipped by the angels.
Be with (N. and) all who are lonely,
and with all who feel distant from celebrations.
Be for us a living hope that lightens their hearts.


Jesus, as you healed the sick,
bring healing to those in our families who are ill today.
Jesus, Lord of love,
in your mercy, hear us.

Christ born for us,
Son of God, given for us,
help us to know you,
to worship and to serve you.


The kings, Lord,
brought myrrh, frankincense, and gold.
Lord, we have nothing of our own to bring;
we bring you what you have given:
our lives for your life.


Jesus, Saviour, son of Mary,
you know us and love us,
you share our lives
and hear our prayer.
Glory to you for ever.


May God, who has called us out of darkness
into his marvellous light,
bless us and fill us with peace.


A form of intercession

Christ, for whom there was no room in the inn,
give courage to all who are homeless;
in your mercy
hear our prayer.


Christ, who fled into Egypt,
give comfort to all refugees;
in your mercy
hear our prayer.


Christ, who fasted in the desert,
give relief to all who are starving;
in your mercy
hear our prayer.


Christ, who hung in agony on the cross,
give strength to all who suffer;
in your mercy
hear our prayer.


Lord of the Church
hear our prayer,
and make us one in heart and mind
to serve you with joy for ever.  Amen.


Collects & Readings



Lord Jesus Christ, your birth at Bethlehem draws us to kneel in wonder at heaven touching earth: accept our heartfelt praise, as we worship you, our Saviour and our eternal God.  Amen


Midnight Holy Communion

Isaiah 52.7-10

John 1 1-14


Christmas Day

Titus 3.4-7

Luke 2.1-7


Sunday 27 December – 1st Sunday of Christmas

God in Trinity, eternal unity of perfect love: gather the nations to be one family, and draw us into your holy life through the birth of Emmanuel, our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen


Galatians 4.4-7

Luke 2.15- 21


Sunday 3 January –Epiphany

 O God, who by the leading of a star manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: mercifully grant that we, who know you now by faith, may at last behold your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen

Isaiah 60.1-6

Matthew 2.1-22



Letter from the Interim Minister

Dear Friends

Just to let you know that I am on holiday next week. The Parish Office will also be closed. I will be back in work and the office will be open on Monday 3 January 2021. For pastoral emergencies please telephone 679274.


Wishing you all a very blessed, peaceful and happy Christmas and a very happy new year.


All God’s blessings




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

The Interim Minister, Wardens & Parish Clerk

Wish Everyone


A Very Happy & Peaceful Christmas and New Year

? Altar Flowers for 27/12/20

have been kindly donated

by Mrs E Cory


And for 03/01/21 by Mrs R Whalley ?


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




Facebook St Peter’s Church, Onchan


The contact for Onchan Parish Hall is Elaine Cory 416669

Email or contact us on Facebook


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