Lent – Soup and Prayer Lunches

A chance to meet throughout Lent for Fellowship and prayer.

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12.15pm – 1.45pm  Join us in The Rectory 

12th, 19th and 26th of March  and 2nd and 9th April.

12.15 – 1.00 Soup and fellowship 

1.00 – 1.15   A short homily from Alan 

1.15 – 1.45   Two options: open prayer or silent prayer 

1. Where are you? Genesis 3 verse 9 

2. What is that in your hand? Exodus 4 verse 2 

3. What are you doing here? 1 Kings 19 verse 13 

4. What do you see? Zechariah 4 v2 & 5 v2

5. Can these dry bones live? Ezekiel 37 v 3

Games Afternoon

The monthly Board Games sessions organised by St Peter’s in the Church Centre begin again this month but on a new day and at a new time.  February’s games challenge is on Wednesday March13 from 2pm to 4pm.

The change will see if an afternoon session is more popular than an evening slot.  No membership is necessary, just come down to the Church Centre to spend a couple of hours playing popular board games and enjoy the company. Cost is £2 to cover refreshments.

Baroque Ensemble Concert

Dolce Musica are in concert at St Peter’s Church on Saturday March 23. The evening includes a wine and cheese buffet and is aid of the St Peter’s Church Tower Repair Fund.

Dolce Musica are a local group of friends and musicians playing recorders, flutes, and keyboard and with a repertoire spanning Baroque to folk, ragtime and popular songs.  

The members are Marilyn Ellis, Descant recorder and flute; Judith Poole, Treble recorder; Elizabeth Pike, Treble, Tenor and Bass recorders and piano; Tracey Madgwick, Tenor recorder; Christine Kirby, Tenor recorder, flute and piano, and Lesley Blackburn, Bass, and Treble recorders.

The evening starts at 7pm and tickets are £10 from Ruth (937 6968), Margaret (937 2538) and Norma (937 3814).

Church AGM

St Peters will have its Annual General Meeting on April 9th in the Church Rooms preceded by a bring and share supper.

Church Rooms Renovation – News on bid for money

The main news this month is, of course, the allocation of funding to St Peter’s from WREN, a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects from the Landfill Communities Fund, to refurbish the toilets, entrance hall and store room in the church centre.

We have had a lot of support for the project from the parish council, users of the church centre and local residents who all provided letters to WREN outlining the benefits the work would bring to St Peter’s and the community.

Clive Brooks is drawing up a specification for us to get quotations for the refurbishment and once we have approval from WREN the work will begin, hopefully in early spring.