Newsletter 31st January 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan


31 January 2021

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Lord Jesus Christ, light of the nations and glory of Israel: make your home among us, and present us pure and holy to your heavenly Father, your God, and our God.  Amen


Prayer Diary

The Other Churches in Onchan and those people living in Bay View Road, Hague Crescent, Port Jack.


St Thomas Douglas Clergy Philip Frear.

Please pray for a better, new normal for 2021.


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


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.



Hebrews 2.14-end

Luke 2.22-40


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

‘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.’


Letter from the Interim Minister

Dear Friends


Assuming restrictions are lifted on Monday 1st February we will resume our services as normal on Wednesday 3rd February (10.30am BCP Holy Communion) and Sunday 7th February (9.00am BCP Holy Communion and 11.00am CW Holy Communion).   Call in for Coffee will resume on Wednesday 10th February. 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.


Lent is almost upon us.  I have therefore ordered 20 copies of the Church of England booklet: #Live Lent God’s Story Our Story. From Ash Wednesday (17th February) to Easter Sunday (4th April), there are six reflections for each week, written by Stephen Hance, the Church of England’s National Lead for Evangelism and Witness. Each reflection includes a short passage from the Bible, a brief exploration of the reading, and a prayer. Additionally, each week has a unifying theme and an action to be taken during the week.


It would be helpful if you could let me know if you would like a copy of the booklet, that way I will know if I need to order more. There is also a free app which will be available from early February.


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 morning (3rd February) 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 Wednesday or use the codes.


Meeting ID: 858 5890 9194

Passcode: 514877


Assuming restrictions are lifted face to face ‘Call in 4 Coffee’ will resume on Wednesday 10th February at church.  Alessandra


St Peter’s Mothers’ Union

Please be aware that there will be no meeting of Mothers’ Union next Tuesday (2nd February).  Our next meeting will be Tuesday 2nd March 2pm in the Parish Hall when the speaker will be Judith Ley.


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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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