Christmas at St Peters
This month we hold special services to celebrate Christmas and Jesus’s birth.
Carols by Candlelight service of nine lessons and carols, held jointly with Tollerton Methodist Church, is at St Peter’s at 6 pm on Sunday, December 17th.
On Christmas Eve at 4pm Messy Church and Tollerton Brownies are in church to make Christingles at our 4 pm Christingle Service.
On Christmas Day we celebrate Jesus’s birth at our 10:00 am service.
All are welcome to any or all our Christmas Services.
A happy and joyous Christmas to you all.
St Peters Church Centre – Available to rent/hire
Do you need to rent space for an event in Tollerton. What about renting the Church Centre
Available for weekly sessions , events,parties etc or one off sessions
Rates — £15 an hour or £25 per session
3 sessions a day – 8 am-1pm,1pm-6pm, 6pm-Midnight
Facilities– .Full kitchen facilities ,crockery for over 30 people ,cooker and fridge freezer, tables and chairs, including children’s equipment
Car parking and large paddock available.
Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Initiative
Thy Kingdom Come
Be a part of Thy Kingdom Come 2017
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting every parish, school, chaplaincy, retreat house, and praying community to join in ten days of prayer for evangelism and witness in the run up to Pentecost.
The prayer campaign, called Thy Kingdom Come, builds on last year’s campaign in dioceses, deaneries and churches across the country. This year it is a global event, with prayer beacon events planned in capital cities across the world.
Bishop Paul writes: “I am delighted to commend warmly to you ‘Thy Kingdom Come 2017’ an initiative of the Archbishops of York and Canterbury. The period from Ascension Day to Pentecost is a timely opportunity for us to join together in prayer for the empowering of the Holy Spirit as we seek to be effective witnesses to Jesus Christ. It is an excellent way for us to root in prayer our diocesan-wide commitment to ‘Growing Disciples wider, younger, deeper’.”
Link to website
Plans for new 420-pupil Church school in West Bridgford
The Church of England is bidding to open a new 420-pupil primary school to serve a major housing development in West Bridgford.
Hundreds of new homes are being built as part of the Melton Road Development in the Edwalton area.
The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham has applied to the Department for Education to open the school, which will be called the Emmaus Church of England Primary School, to cater for the predicted increase in pupil numbers as families move into the new homes.
If the bid is accepted, the school will become part of the diocese’s Multi Academy Trust, which looks after a growing number of schools across Nottinghamshire.
Claire Meese, Education Director for the Diocese, said the new school would offer choice to parents and a first class education to their children: “If our application succeeds the school will stand at the heart of the community and will be open to everyone – those of all faiths and none.
Church schools offer a great education to thousands of children across the country while working to develop values and ideals such as respect, love, hope, compassion, justice, forgiveness, faith and service.”
Up to 1,500 homes, the school, a neighbourhood centre and other community facilities will be built on the site by the developer. It is thought the new school could open as early as 2019.
The Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham already has 71schools, 64 primary and 7 secondary.
For more information about the school bid and to register interest, go to https://freeschoolmeltonroad.com
There is no Games Night in December, starts again in the new year.