Newsletter 24th January 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


24 January 2021- Epiphany 3

God of all mercy, your Son proclaimed good news to the poor, release to the captives, and freedom to the oppressed: anoint us with your Holy Spirit and set all your people free to praise you in Christ our Lord.  Amen


Prayer Diary

The Licensed Reader and those people living in Royal Avenue West, Royal Court, Royal Terrace.


Braddan Clergy Daniel Richards, Margaret Fourie


Please pray for children returning to school and good health for all during the winter months.


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.


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.



Revelation 19.6-10

John 2.1-11


Daily Prayers in the Season of Epiphany


We pray for the coming of God’s kingdom.

You sent your Son to bring good news to the poor,

sight to the blind,

freedom to the captives

and salvation to your people:

anoint us with your Spirit;

rouse us to work in his name.

Father, by your Spirit

bring in your kingdom.


Send us to bring help to the poor

and freedom to the oppressed.

let us pray to the Lord:

for the hungry …

for the homeless …

for refugees and the victims of war …

Father, by your Spirit

bring in your kingdom.


Send us to tell the world

the good news of your healing love.

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

Father, by your Spirit

bring in your kingdom.


Send us to those who are broken and those who mourn,

to bring joy and gladness instead of grief.

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…

Father, by your Spirit

bring in your kingdom.


Send us to proclaim that the time is here

for you to save your people.

let us pray to the Lord:

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

for those who have lost loved ones…

Father, by your Spirit

bring in your kingdom.


Father, use us, unworthy as we are,

to bring in your kingdom of mercy, justice, love and peace.

Empower us by your Spirit and unite us in your Son,

that all our joy and delight may be to serve you,

now and for ever.




Prayer of Spiritual Communion Apologies as the Holy Communion service order sent out last week did not have the complete prayer. Please see the full prayer below for you to print out and use.  Alessandra


‘Lord Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things and I desire you in my soul. Since I cannot receive you now sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my soul. As though you were already there, I embrace you and unite myself wholly to you; permit not that I should ever be separated from you. Amen.’


BCP Communion: Please see attached to this email a copy of the Book of Common Prayer Service order for you to print out and use.


Letter from the Interim Minister

Dear Friends


The hopeful news from the Chief Minister’s news conference yesterday is that assuming we have no community transmission of covid in the next 12 days restrictions should be lifted on Monday 1st February. If everything goes as planned this means that we should be able to resume our services on Wednesday 3rd February (10.30am BCP Holy Communion) and Sunday 7th February (9.00am BCP Holy Communion and 11.00am CW Holy Communion). Please do continue to keep the situation in your prayers and please do continue to pray for those countries, especially the UK where restrictions are likely to remain in place for the foreseeable future. I am very aware that many of you have not seen members of your family for some considerable time.  There are so many things that we need to pray for, with regard to the pandemic, however I would ask that you pray in particular for hospital staff and paramedics where we are hearing increasingly of the toll that the pandemic is taking on their mental and physical health.


We have some further good news in that we now have a revised date for my induction which will be on Tuesday 9th March at 7.30pm.


God’s blessings, Alessandra


Zoom Call in 4 Coffee

We are holding a virtual Zoom ‘Call in for Coffee’ after the streamed BCP Holy Communion Service on Wednesday mornings at 11.30am to help us keep connected. If you want to join in please click on the link below (or cut and paste it into your browser) on Wed or use the codes.


Meeting ID: 810 2112 9919

Passcode: 455948


If you are interested but don’t know how to use Zoom contact me and I can talk you through how to download and use it. Alessandra


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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The contact for Onchan Parish Hall is Elaine Cory 416669

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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