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The Friday Night Youth Project

Our thriving youth group is looking for help to enable us to expand

In just two years, the Friday Night Youth Project has grown from a tiny seed to a flourishing tree, and as our numbers grow, so does our need for adult helpers. There is a legal ratio of adult to child and we hate it when we have to turn youngsters away because we don't have enough adults helping.... Volunteering with the FNYP is very satisfying. Loved by both parents and youngsters, the FNYP keeps us in touch with the next generation's world view - and it's never ever dull. Could you join us? Talk to Andrea: call 07586 358610 or email andrea.youthminister@gmail.com


Summer Music

Sunday 22 September

No concert.

 

Sunday 29 September

St Peter's Rooms

A Musical Miscellany by Andrew Burr: St Peter's Music Director ends the 2019 season of Summer Music concerts.


Sunday Teas

Sunday 22 September 3 - 5pm

St Peter's Rooms

The penultimate Sunday Tea of 2019 will be in aid of the Prestbury Panto Group.

 

Sunday 29 September 3 - 5pm

St Peter's Rooms

The last Sunday Tea of the 2019 season will be hosted by St Peter's Choir - delicious home-baked cakes are guaranteed!


Friends of St Peter's Social Event

Tuesday 24 September 7pm

St Peter's Rooms

Do join us for wine and nibbles as we outline some of the plans for 2020 when St Peter's will celebrate the 800th anniversary of the church in Prestbury.  Also, Geoff Sheppard will give an introductory talk on the history of St Peter's based on his articles which have appeared in The Rock.  Contact David Hawkins (01625 829833).


P&J Social

Wednesday 25 September 2-4pm

St Peter's Rooms

Our friendly and gentle social group for those with memory loss and their partner or carer meets fortnightly and has space for more members.  Partners and Carers can meet for refreshments and a chat while their loved one is entertained by our volunteers.  If you think this group might be for you or someone you know do come along to see whether it is what you are looking for.  to find out more about the group ring Anne on 07999 862 035.


Creation Season: Eco Service

Sunday 29 September

10 am service

As part of the ecumenical Creation season, and our own church's seasonal focus on Creation, a special Eco Service, with Communion, to consider how we, as a church, community and individuals, can better care for God's Creation.  This service is the first in a 4 week series and we are delighted to welcome a guest preacher as we begin our journey to become an Eco Church.


Young Church Meeting

Tuesday 1 October 7.30pm

St Peter's Rooms

All Young Church leaders and parents and anyone who would like to be involved with Young Church are warmly invited to attend this meeting with the Vicar.  There will be opportunities to discuss all aspects of Young Church - timings, leadership, age ranges, etc - as we consider new patterns for the future.


Youth Church Meeting

Thursday 3 October 7.30pm

St Peter's Rooms

All Young Church leaders and parents and anyone who would like to be involved with Young Church are warmly invited to attend the meeting with Vicar.  There will be opportunities to discuss all aspects of Young Church -timings, leadership, age ranges, etc - as we consider new patterns for the future.


Would you like to help occasionally with the Hospital Service?

We are looking for more people to take a turn on the rota to help our monthly service in St Luke's Chapel at Macclesfield Hospital.  If you would like to know more about this most rewarding of volunteering opportunities please contact Thea Jenkins - email: jenkins4hf@btinternet.com or telephone: 01625 828213.


Do you like to design?

... or would you like to learn?

The Communication Hub is looking for someone to help with occasional posters, such as Sunday Teas or concerts.  It would be lovely to welcome another person to our Hub - so if you are interested or would like to find out more please talk to Avril (820041)


Norman Chapel

The Norman Chapel will be closed from Thursday 24 July to Monday 12 August to allow for restoration work to be carried out on two of the wall plaques.


Notices for the Diary

If you have any notices for community events we are happy to include them in our monthly Diary, space permitting.  Please send short notices to the Parish Office.


Prestbury Halle Concert Group:

Opus One Concert Series 2019-20

Tickets are available at a discount and there are a few seats on the Thursday coach to and from Prestbury.  For more information please contact Val Goss - 07957252116 or val@valgoss.com or Joy Sheppard - 07855876175 or pjoysheppart@me.com


Bible study

Wednesdays (first in the month) 7.30pm: 7 Northmead

Bible study is on the first Wednesday of each month and new people are always welcome.


Prayer diaries

If you haven't collected a Prayer Diary from the back of the church please do so - they are A5-sized blue cards.


Coffee after the 10am Sunday service

It would be great to give our faithful coffee makers a bit of a break....and our kitchen is a lovely one to work in!  Do sign up to make coffee one Sunday if you can.  The sign up list is on the hatch.  Everything is provided and the dishwasher does most of the hard work.


Church library

There is a small library of books upstairs in St Peter's Rooms.  Do have a look and borrow a book if you wish.  It is very informal - just fill in the borrowing record book please.


Envelope giving

If you currently give by weekly envelopes, please collect your new box of 2019 envelopes from the back of church - they are available now.


All Together Singers are flourishing

(and there's still room for more)

It's being a great joy to see - and hear - the different people who've been gathering to sing as part of the All Together Singers.  From the young to the not-so-young, this is a group for everyone - anyone who loves to sing God's praise - and there is always room for more of you.  Whatever your love for music, whether it's singing or playing an instrument, whether you love contemporary songs or the Anglican choral tradition, there is a place for you in church to flourish too.  Just talk to Andrew.


Do you love books?

(and do you have a good sense of order?!)

Upstairs in the balcony area of St Peter's Rooms (called Galilee) you will discover a growing library of Christian books - many from Elizabeth and David Briggs when they moved south - and we need a simple system so that people can borrow these books.  Does sorting and cataloguing everything sound like a task that would engage you?  It would be very satisfying to complete!

For generations reading Christian books has been one of the ways Christians grow in their faith - through biographies, devotional books, help with prayer and apologetics, as well as Bible commentaries or Christian lifestyle issues.  If you think this might be something you could enjoy, please talk to Patrick or one of the ministry team.


Sustainable shopping bags for sale 

- a tiny step to stop damaging God's earth

These strong, recycled jute shopping bags are good in three ways.  They're far better than lethal plastic, they support Hope in North-east Cheshire, and they are one more small way to follow the Church's fifth mark of mission, which is to look after this beautiful earth that God has blessed us with.  Minimum price for each bag is £1.50 (the cost of production), but if you'd like to give more, that would be great!


Do you love to sing? Or play?

Would you like to join the music group?

The music group enjoys a glorious blend of voices and instruments as it leads us in morning worship, roughly twice a month.  At any one time we may have singers, keyboards, guitars, clarinet, violin...... Pretty much every instrument is welcome to the mix, bringing variety to the music as well as joy.  If you have a musician inside wondering whether to emerge, please talk to Andrew, Patrick or one of the music group.


Special and All Services in the next few weeks:

For Special Services coming soon at our churches see webcalendar on this page: "Special Services"

For all Services coming soon at our 3 churches see webcalendar on this page: "The Next Four Weeks"

You can also view The Rota

Join the Holy Dusters/ Coffee Makers/Helpers

Thursdays 10 - 11am

From mid July until Thursday 5th September Holy Dusters will meet at 10am (rather than the usual time of 11.45am) to hoover, dust, polish, mop and tidy Church and St Peter's Rooms.  If you have thought of joining this active friendly group do just turn up.  We always have time for tea, coffee and a good chat as well and the work is not very hard!
 

And coffee-making too … Bill is putting
together a rota of people to make coffee
after the morning service – please
sign up on the list.


Weekly thoughts from the vicar:

Each week our vicar publishes his "thoughts" in the Sunday Worship Sheet at St Peter's. This link: Weekly thoughts from the vicar takes you to his last three messages.

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