Newsletter 19th December 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan

19 December 2021

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

Hospitals and Hospice especially doctors & nurses and those people living in Glen View Road, Snaefell Crescent.

Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory  Kilkenny College  The Rev’d Alex Morahan Enniscorthy The Rev’d Nicola Halford

Pray for those across the Island who are being confirmed in Kirk Michael Church; that they may grow in the likeness of Christ.  Praying also for those preparing for the Big Table Christmas Lunch, at the Cathedral, and for all who serve the community this way.

Those who are struggling in mind, body and spirit that they may know God’s comfort and healing: Sheila Pyatt-Coppell, Sheila Cowley, Olivia Pettigrew, Sandra Caley, Liz Pickering, Tara Mackenzie, Jacqueline Mitchell, Stephen MacKenzie, Nicky Morrison, Karen Duggua, Alex Brew & Sue Wheeler.

Please keep in your prayers all those we know of who are at home and struggling in mind, body and spirit at this time.

Those who have lost loved ones and in particular the family and friends of, Donna Butler, Judith Mather & Wyn Hughes and those we name in the quiet of our hearts.

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.


Micah 5.2-5a

Luke 1.39-45


The church is open to visitors daily between 10:00am and 4:00pm


Daily Prayers to help us walk in Jesus’ footsteps


In joyful expectation of his coming to our aid we pray to Jesus.

Come to your Church as Lord and judge. We pray for …

Help us to live in the light of your coming and give us a longing for your kingdom.


Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.


Come to your world as King of the nations. We pray for …

Before you rulers will stand in silence.


Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.


Come to the suffering as Saviour and comforter.

We pray for …

Break into our lives, where we struggle with sickness and distress,

and set us free to serve you for ever.


Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.


Come to us as shepherd and guardian of our souls.

We remember …

Give us with all the faithful departed

a share in your victory over evil and death. Maranatha:

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.


Come from heaven, Lord Jesus, with power and great glory. Lift us up to meet you, that with all your saints and angels we may live and reign with you in your new creation.







Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.


Come, Lord Jesus, do not delay;

give new courage to your people,

who trust in your love.

By your coming, raise us to share in the joy of your kingdom

on earth as in heaven,

where you live and reign with the Father and the Spirit,

one God for ever and ever.




Reign in me, Sovereign Lord, Reign in me.

Captivate my heart

May your will be done

Establish there your throne

May your Kingdom come.

Reign in me, Sovereign Lord Reign in me.


Father God, I give you permission to go to any level within me to heal, cleanse and restore according to your truth.

To the best of my ability I invite you to be my Lord unconditionally. I say this because I know you want the very best for me. Thank you Lord God in Jesus’ name.  Amen


Lord, Jesus Christ, have mercy on me a sinner.


Lord Jesus,

I give you my hands to do your work.

I give you my feet to go your way.

I give you my eyes to see as you do.

I give you my ears to hear as you hear.

I give you my tongue to speak your words

I give you my mind that you may think in me .

I give you my heart that you may love in me your Father and all humankind.

I give you my whole self that you may grow in me so that it is you Lord Jesus who live, and work and pray in me. Amen


Lord may I be transformed through the renewal of my mind so that I will no longer conform to the patterns of this world but will know your good, pleasing and perfect will for me. Amen


A Prayer of Repentance Lord, penetrate these murky corners where we hide memories and tendencies on which we do not care to look, but which we will not disinter and yield freely up to you, that you may purify and transmute them: the persistent buried grudge; the half acknowledged enmity which is still smouldering; the bitterness of that loss we have not turned into sacrifice; the private comfort we cling to; the secret fear of failure which saps our initiative and is really inverted pride; the pessimism which is an insult to your joy. Lord we bring all these to you and we review them with shame and penitence in your steadfast light.

Evelyn Underhill



Letter from the Team Rector

Dear Friends

In the light of additional guidance received from the Bishop I am very sorry but we will not be able to provide refreshments at our services until further notice.  I would also remind people unless there is a medical reason we are asking people to wear masks. We are also asking people to socially distance in church and to take a lateral flow test before coming to a service.

As we continue this advent season of watching and waiting for the return of our Saviour, for those of you who have access to computers, tablets and smartphones I would like to commend to you a daily prayer app called Lectio365. The app has the facility to listen to the prayers and reflections as well as reading them and pausing for personal prayer. It is not onerous as the morning devotional is approx. 9 minutes, the night time approx. 7 minutes.  More importantly the devotions are really lovely and speak directly to the situation we find ourselves in each day as we prepare for Christmas.  I hope you find it a helpful aid in sustaining your daily devotions.

God’s blessings, Alessandra


Apologies, in light of the advice not to serve refreshments I am cancelling my ‘at home’ planned for Tuesday 21 December.  I will reschedule in the spring. Alessandra




Time Event Location/


19/12/21                  11.00am


CW Holy Communion


9 Lessons & Carols




22/12/21                  10:30am BCP Holy Communion Church
24/12/21                   5:00pm



Crib Service


Midnight Communion




25/12/21                10:30am Family Communion Church
26/12/21                  11.00am All Age Service Church


Onchan, Lonan & Laxey Team Ministry Information

         Team Rector Onchan, Lonan & Laxey 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

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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


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