This week is holy week. It’s the time we remember all that happened in the last week of Jesus’ life. We’ve got special services on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Come and remember with us and learn more about the Easter Story.
Maundy Thursday 18th April 2019 Our services start with a special service in three parts on Maundy Thursday. The first part is a meal at 5.30pm in the Community Hall. This is suitable for the whole family and will be remembering the Last Supper and Jesus washing the disciples feet. At 6.30pm we’ll be moving into Church for a Communion service. If you have children, you might want to take them home at this point. After Communion we’ll be taking part in a ‘watch’. This remembers how Jesus asked his Disciples to ‘watch and pray’. Our watch will run from the end of the communion service until 9pm, but don’t worry if you can’t stay for the whole time.
Good Friday Friday 19th April 2019 The church will be open for silent prayer from 12noon. At 1pm, we will follow the way of the cross (usually about 40 minutes) and at 2pm the Good Friday liturgy will take us through to 3pm. Please come for as much or as little of this as you would like.
Holy Saturday 20th April 2019 As soon as the sun has set, at 8.30pm, we’ll be starting our Easter celebrations. Our Easter Vigil service involves the lighting of a fire and the new Paschal candle. We will enter the church in darkness and hear afresh the story of salvation from the Bible. We will the celebrate Easter as we sing together and receive our first communion of Easter.
Easter Day, Sunday 21st April 2019 Easter continues with two celebration services on Sunday morning at 9.30am and 11.15am. Both services will involve celebration and chocolate! Bring a friend and worship with us.
UPDATE: The closing date for this post has now passed. Watch this space for more news once there is some!!
We are advertising for a Children and Families worker to help us reach out effectively to the younger people in our parish. Part of the Centenary Project in the Diocese of Sheffield, you will receive amazing support as you enthusiastically share the Good News with children and families here in Bentley. If you think this might be for you, you can check out the information pack and when you’re ready to apply, this is the application pack.
The Closing date is Monday 25th March at noon and the interviews will be held on Wednesday 10th April in Bentley.
The Annual Service of Remembrance takes place at St Peter’s on Sunday 11th November 2018 at 9.30am. It will be followed by the Act of Remembrance at St Philip and St James Church on Victoria Road at 11am.
Everyone is welcome as we remember the end of the First World War 100 years ago.
This is the clock mechanism in the tower at St Peter’s. It’s been here since 1902 helping people in Bentley tell the time! We’re aware it hasn’t been working as much as we’d like this year, but did you know it has to be wound by hand every week! Get in touch if you’d like to know more.
Hurrah! This Sunday is Summer Fire in the Vicarage garden.
There will be: * a campfire (with a fire circle for safety) * sausages cooked over the fire * live music * s’mores * nice people to chat to * lots of fun
All this for just £1 per person. Unbeatable value. The fun starts at 5pm. Come to church first at 4pm or go straight to the Vicarage for 5. If you’re coming, please send us a Facebook message or sms/Whatsapp the church mobile on 07490 582750 so we can make sure there’s plenty of sausages and s’mores for everyone.
I can’t believe it! Saturday is the 1st September. Our August break is over and there is loads of stuff starting up again at Church for this term. We’re hoping and praying it will be really significant for us as a church community and for Bentley.
Keep an eye out all this week for updates on everything that’s coming. In the meantime, have we mentioned that we’re looking for a genius Children’s and Families Worker? Find out more here.