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We’re working hard to help those affected by the floods in the Bentley area to recover. In response to requests from the community, we set up a Flood Fund for Bentley. You can donate here or go to our flood page for more information.

Donate to St Peter’s Flood Fund

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Parish Administrator

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**Applications are now closed**
**If you applied, you’ll hear from us soon, thanks!**

We’re looking for a talented administrator to help us grow our church here at St Peter’s.

The post is for 10 hours per week at a starting salary of £5,214 (or £10 per hour).

For more information, please look at the application pack, and to apply you need the application form.

The deadline for applications is 7th August at 5pm.

Pie and Peas Tea

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Pea-ter realised the Pie and Peas Tea probably wasn’t the event for him…

We’re holding a Pie and Peas Tea. As well as pie and peas, pudding and activities for children we’ll be hearing some stories of the difference faith makes in every day life. Tickets are free, come and see.

To book your ticket, please call us on 01302 876272 or text us on 07490 582750.

holy week

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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.

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.