Good Friday

Today is Good Friday.  We remember the death of Jesus.  Yesterday we remembered his betrayal, today we remember his sacrifice.

The church will be open for quiet reflection between noon and 3pm.  There will be two acts of worship during that time.  The Way of the Cross  (also known as Stations of the Cross) at 1pm and The Good Friday Liturgy at 2pm. Feel free to come and go as you please.

Maundy Thursday

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.

The times they are a changin’

Bob was right, the times they are a changin’.  It’s just less than two weeks ’til clock change day (25th March) when we’ll be changing our 11am service time to 4pm.  We hope you’ll love our new time, it’s the same fun service!  Doors open at 3.45pm for Crumpets and (maybe) even scones if you’re lucky.  See you there.

Sunday’s comin’…

It’s mothering Sunday tomorrow.  You’ll be welcome at St Peter’s at 9.30 or 11am.  We’ll be celebrating our Mums, remembering those Mums who aren’t with us any more and remembering that those relationships aren’t always as happy as we’d like.  So there’s something for everyone tomorrow!  See you there!

Next Week (11th – 18th March 2018)

Here’s what’s happening this week – take note 🙂

Sunday 11th March: It’s mothering Sunday today and we have services at 9.30am (traditional) and 11am (informal with activities for children)

Tuesday 13th March: Little Fishes from 9ish til 10.45.  For all under reception age.  Play, sensory activities, drinks, snacks, songtime.  £1 per family per session.

Lunch (noon) and Communion (12.45pm) in church.  All are welcome!

Wednesday 14th March: Coffee in the carpark.  Grab a free tea or coffee from us in the church carpark between 8.45 and 9.15.  Hang around and chat to us, or grab one and go.

Morning prayer in church after coffee in the carpark.  20 minutes to refocus on God and offer the day to Him.

Connect at the Vicarage, 7.30pm for coffee and chat for an 8pm start.

Thursday 15th March:  If you’re already doing Alpha, it carries on this evening.

Friday 16th March:  Morning Prayer in church at 9am.  20 minutes to focus on God and ask for His help for the day.

Saturday 17th March:  We have re-arranged the skip for this morning, so bring some gloves and come and help clear the area behind church.  We’re promised some sausages for the workers too!

Sunday 18th March: Church at 9.30am (traditional).  It’s our last ever 11am today followed by a bring and share parish lunch for everyone.  From the 25th our new service times are 9.30am and 4pm!!

Electoral Roll

Every Church of England church has a Parochial Church Council (or PCC) which is responsible for running it.  PCC members are elected for three years at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM).  The next APCM is on the 22nd April, so in preparation we are required to tidy up our electoral roll.

The electoral roll is the closest thing we have at church to a membership list.  To sign up you need to be baptised and declare yourself a member of the Church of England.  If you live in our parish that’s all there is to it.  If you live in another parish, you have to have been worshipping at St Peter’s for at least six months regularly (let’s say at least once a month).

You’ve got until the 18th March to get your name on the list, so if you want to sign up, pick up a form on Sunday!

Next Week (4th – 11th March 2018)

This week has much to commend it and hopefully the weather will be a little bit more springlike!

Sunday 4th March: With services at 9.30am (traditional) and 11am (informal with activities for children) there’s never a better time to join in with the family than this Sunday.  Our prayer is that every week we leave church having met with Jesus and ready to face the week ahead…

Tuesday 6th March: Little Fishes from 9ish til 10.45.  For all under reception age.  Play, sensory activities, drinks, snacks, songtime.  £1 per family per session.

Wednesday 7th March: Coffee in the carpark.  Grab a free tea or coffee from us in the church carpark between 8.45 and 9.15.  Hang around and chat to us, or grab one and go.  We were there in the snow this Wednesday and whatever the weather throws at us next week we’ll be there!

Morning prayer in church after coffee in the carpark.  20 minutes to refocus on God and offer the day to Him.

Connect returns to the Vicarage, 7.30pm for coffee and chat for an 8pm start.

Thursday 8th March:  If you’re already doing Alpha, it carries on this evening.

Friday 9th March:  Morning Prayer in church at 9am.  20 minutes to focus on God and ask for His help for the day.

Saturday 10th March:  Nothing much is happening today.  Enjoy!

Sunday 11th March: Church again, and it’s Mothering Sunday.  9.30am traditional and 11am informal with activities for children.  Gifts for the ladies at both services.