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tick tock

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the clock in St Peter’s

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.

Harvest Bounty

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Thank you to everyone who donated tins and dried goods for the foodbank.  Alec dropped our Harvest gifts in and they took a photo!  We haven’t given them Alec, just the food 😉

As you may know, we have a foodbank collection box in church all year round, so please continue to be generous in helping those who are in real difficulty.

Our harvest gifts at the foodbank (and Alec, who is not our harvest gift)

Summer Fire

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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.


Maundy Thursday

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Maundy Thursday is the day we remember the last supper in church.  Tonight we will eat a meal together like the disciples did before we take communion in Church and sit and watch and wait with Jesus.  The service starts at 5.30pm in the community hall, bring something to share, you may need to leave after the meal (and that’s OK) at 6.30, or after communion (about 7pm) or at any time during the watch which will finish at 8.30pm.

Tomorrow! (18th February 2018)

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Tomorrow is Sunday!  Yay!

We‘ve got another action packed morning planned starting at 9.30 with Parish Eucharist – our traditional service.  At 11am is st peter’s together our informal service with activities for children.

This week we’re looking at the Bible as a path, showing us the way to go.  If you’re not sure where your life is going, why not come and listen.  We’re a friendly bunch and you’d be made really welcome.

See you tomorrow!

Grassroots

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At St Peter’s we are motivated by God’s love for us to make the world a better place.  We’re a small (but growing) church, so we partner with other organisations to make a difference, locally, nationally and internationally.  Our international partner is Grassroots.  They’re a charity based in Surrey that works in Kenya, Tanzania, India amongst other places, giving children the best start in life.  They have child sponsorship programmes from just £5 a month because their overheads are low and the money is spent on the children.

You can find out more about Grassroots on their website: grassroots.org.uk

 

Looking Back, Looking Forward

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This last Sunday, we were very privileged to have The Right Revd Steven Croft with us at St Peter’s.  He took part in both services and preached on the need to be always listening for God’s call.  If you missed it, it was announced this week that he will be the next Bishop of Oxford.  We’ll ber very sorry to see him go and pray for a blessed ministry in his new role.

Next Sunday is our Annual General Meeting.  In fact it’s three meetings.  The Annual Meeting of Parishoners elects Churchwardens.  The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will look back on what has happened over the last year and look forward to the year to come.  In addition it will elect the Parochial Church Council (PCC) for the coming year.  Finally the new PCC will meet and appoint a treasurer and secretary.  And we are undertaking all that during a service this year!  The service starts at 10.30am and should be 45-50 mins including everything.

The reports for the meeting will be attached to this post.  The accounts and the Annual report already are, later you’ll be able to see the Deanery Synod report and the Churchwarden’s report too.

See you Sunday!