Social Events: Getting to know each other
Church social events come in all shapes and sizes – curry evening, harvest supper, choir supper, Young Church picnic, girls’ night out, barn dance, jazz night & hog roast, choir holidays, youth concerts, quiz night, sidesmens' supper or fellowship breakfast...
But they all have the same purpose – to knit the church community together. Helping newcomers make friends and old friendships to grow and thrive. Some are occasions where all generations can mix, the different congregations come together, and where we can celebrate our diversity. At other times, groups or age ranges gather to grow in fellowship, or celebrate and give thanks together.
Getting closer to the community
Church social life is not just about ourselves. St Peter’s is at the heart of a number of major events in the wider community. Every June the annual Rose Queen procession brings the whole community out onto the streets to watch and cheer, with over a thousand people gathering at the Church school for the crowning and fair.
After the Rose Queen, in the evening we celebrate with fabulous live music from ReSouled. Dancing, chilling and great food from local businesses too. The perfect end to a proper village day.
Two years ago, with the snow lying “deep and crisp and even”, we had the first Church outdoor Christmas special – with hot punch, log-burning braziers to warm the hands, carols to sing and handbells playing to warm the hearts.
Getting involved yourself
All this activity is a great opportunity to be more involved in the life of the church – not just coming along but getting involved in making things happen.