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Lent groups in St Peter’s Roooms

Exploring discipleship with the world church Tuesday 28 March (and 4 April) at 7.30pm

This year we’ll gain insights from across the world – from very different situations and perspectives. Each session is self-contained, so do please join those that you’re able to, you’ll be very welcome. We’re enjoying the delights of soups from Syria and wonderful homemade bread and scones.


Lent lunch at the CoRe

Wednesday 29 March 12–2.00pm

Soup, rolls and and opportunity to see our sisters and brothers up at Upton Priory, and to enjoy the fruits of their great new kitchen after the building work.


Would you like to learn how to save a life?

Training in the defibrilator Two hours of expert training is going to be available for those who’d like to learn how to use the defibrilator, do resuscitation and general immediate care. A Monday or Tuesday evening or a Saturday morning – please tell Bill if you’re interested: wahumphreys@btinternet.com


Listening workshop

Saturday 1 April in St Peter’s Rooms

Coffee from 9.30am, session 10am–12 noon Think you are a good listener? Nothing more to learn? Come and hone your skills with expert professional listeners. Listening is a valuable and underestimated service both within the church and outside it. A lively and active workshop session is planned and everyone is welcome! No need to book.


St Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians

Tuesday 11 April in St Peter’s Rooms

And at the end of Lent, in Holy week, we’re going to join St Paul and read his first letter to the Corinthians in its entirety – our first time with a whole epistle! Sign up sheet at the back of church and in the rooms.


Nick Robinson: after lunch speaker Friday 21 April at Hilltop Country House

A wonderful way for Friends of St Peter’s Prestbury to launch themselves! Tickets cost £45 and there’s priority booking for church members until 1 March as we expect tickets to go quickly. Sign-up sheets at the back of church and in the rooms. This will be an opportunity to ask questions to someone who really knows what goes on in parliament!


Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)

This will be held on 23rd April 2017.


The Big Church Day Out (north)
Capesthorne Hall

Friday 2 – Saturday 3 June

A fabulous day or weekend of music and fun. Discover
world-class music, mouth-watering food, relaxing
cafés, family activities, and dancing crowds all spread
across gorgeous grounds. The Big Church Day Out
has something for all tastes and every age.
For those who know their music, acts lined up include
Bethel Music, Rend Collective, Switchfoot, Newsboys
and many many more! A group from church is going –
talk to Patrick if you’d like tickets too.


Weekend Away: Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th November 2017 at Whitemoor Lakes

Exciting for children, perfect for families, welcoming for everybody – our weekends away have been a fabulous way to cement friendships, build new ones and have a weekend that’s a real break as well as loads of fun.

This year we’re going to a new venue close to Lichfield, similar to the Pioneer Centre where we went before, but a bit more modern.

What will it be like? It will be a great mix – outdoor activities for adventurous types of all ages, indoor crafts and activities for the less physically energetic. There’ll be a trip to the National Memorial Arboretum led by our very own Colonel Dominque Cairns! And all sorts of other things, such as an organised walk, as well as opportunities to worship, reflect and pray. Nor can we forget the Vicar’s challenge – always an eye-opener!

It’s a time to do what you feel like doing – as much or as little as you want, nothing is mandatory!

Talk to Bill Humphreys to book your places now! (His email is below)

Would you like to be part of the planning team?

It’s been more than four years since the last one, so we’re full of ideas to make this weekend the best ever! If you’d like to join the team, please talk to Bill – we’ll be meeting up in the next few weeks to share ideas and work out who does what. Talk to Bill too (or Patrick or Avril) if you’d like to know more about what’s involved before you jump in!
Email: wahumphreys@btinternet.com

If you want to catch a flavour of what a church weekend away is like look at the photos on our webpages:

Weekend in 2011 and Weekend in 2012



Weekly Prayers

During Lent our prayers will include a question, a reflection, and then a prayer. They are designed to encourage us all to count our blessings:

 

Daily Prayers for the current month can be downloaded for printing


Chalice

Are you thinking about confirmation?

Taking the sacrament of Holy Communion is a precious gift offered to everyone who is confirmed.

If you think that this may be the next step on your journey, please do join the confirmation group. Bishop Peter will be joining us on 21 May at 6pm for this celebration.

Please talk to Patrick, Avril or Michelle if you’d like to explore further.


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"


St Peter's Church Parish Office:

The church office is located  in St Peter's Rooms. The door to St Peter's Rooms at the end of the north west church path is open every weekday from 9am to 12noon.

To contact the office Tel. 01625 827625 Monday – Friday: 9am–12noon or email parishoffice@stpetersprestbury.org.uk

Afternoon Tea at St Peter's Rooms at 2:30pm on a Monday every month

Everyone is invited to tea and cake with a speaker and a raffle. Dates for Autumn are on the  What's on Diary


Join the Holy Dusters/ Folders/Helpers

Can you spare.....

A couple of hours a month … to help fold and staple the Bulletin (flexible times towards the end of each month)

One hour a month … to join in with a worship service at a local care home (11.00am the last Friday of each month)

One hour a week, or every other week - to join our Holy Dusters and Oddjobbing Team (11.45am every Thursday for just an hour)

Interested? Put your name and contact
details into the red post-box at the back
of church – we will be in touch!

And coffee-making too … Bill is putting
together a rota of people to make coffee
after the two morning services – 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.