Newsletter 12th December 2021

St. Peter’s Parish Church,

Kirk Onchan

12 December 2021

Advent 3


God for whom we watch and wait, you sent John the Baptist to prepare the way of your Son: give us courage to speak the truth, to hunger for justice, and to suffer for the cause of right, with Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Prayer Diary

Youth Organisations within Onchan and those people living in Hawthorne Close, Poplar Close, Sycamore Close.

The Cathedral  Dean Nigel Godfrey Campaign Manager Val Garrett

Pray for those attending and taking part in the Cathedral Carol Service to be held at 3:00pm, that in their worshipping, they will become aware of the presence of God.

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.


Zephaniah 2.14-end

Luke 3.7-18


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




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.



Daily Prayers to help us walk in Jesus’ footsteps


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 light of the Advent season being a time of reflection and preparation not just for Christmas but also the second coming of Jesus our Lord, an important starting point is to turn to God in repentance and prayer.   I have begun to stream Daily Celtic Prayer once more so we can join together in prayer as we seek that daily encounter with Christ. I have also added as an aid a Prayer of Repentance by Evelyn Underhill to the list of daily prayers set out above.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all their hard work and service throughout this year, and to all those working so hard to make our Christmas services and events so special despite the current restrictions.

God’s blessings, Alessandra

Dates for the Diary

Sing Along Christmas Songs & Afternoon Tea  Saturday 11 December 3:00pm

Christingle Service   Sunday 12 December 5:00pm

Nine Lessons & Carols  Sunday 19 December 6:30pm

Confirmation Service  Kirk Michael Church 2:30pm on Sunday 19 December.  Please keep in your prayers our candidates as they go forward to confirm their faith.

Crib Service  24 December 5:00pm

Christmas Day  Family Communion Service 10:30am

Boxing Day  26 December All Age Service 11:00am


Christmas ‘At Home’

There will be a Christmas ‘At Home’ at the Rectory on Tuesday 21 December from 3:00pm – 9:00pm.  If you would like to join me for a mince pie, nibbles and a drink to celebrate the Christmas season at St Peter’s. Feel free to drop in for an hour.  Feel free to wear masks.

All are welcome. The dog will be there to welcome you, as well!  Alessandra


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 [email protected]


Team Vicar Lonan & Laxey Jo Dudley

Phone 861989 or email [email protected]


Parish Clerk [email protected] 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 [email protected]


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