P & J Social
Fortnightly on Wednesdays 2.00pm - 4.00pm in St Peter's Rooms
A relaxed, happy and friendly social for carers and their loved ones whose illness has been diagnosed as dementia, short term memory loss, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's Disease. There are a few spaces available. Please contact Anne to find out more by email: email@example.com or 07999 862 035, or Pam & James Wallwork email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirmation candidates gathering
Thursday 27 April: 7.30pm at the vicarage
For all those adults who are interested in taking the next step in their Christian faith, to discover more about what we believe and why the sacrament that Jesus gave us is central to our worship.
Afternoon tea: Life under the ocean
Monday 24 April: 2.30pm in St Peter's Rooms
Photographs and stories from divers Caroline and Nick Robertson-Brown, who will share some of their beautiful images from this fascinating world.
Tea, cake and a raffle too - everyone is warmly welcome!
Future tea dates:
- Monday 15 May: St Peter's archives
- Monday 19 June: Robert Boyd
Time to book your Sunday tea!
Teas start Sunday 21 May
The real taste of summer! Booking continues apace for the fine tradition of eating homemade cake and raising lots of money for your favourite charity. don't miss out - book now!
For more details contact Bill on email@example.com
Christian Aid week:
14 - 20 May
Can you help us do even better this year?
We would love to surpass the £2,000 we raised last year from Lent lunches and house to house collection. To do that we need helpers as well as money. Could you help either as a house collector or as a marshal on the sponsored walk from Poynton to Lyme Park? If so, please contact Kate or Helen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Churchyard working party
Saturday 29 April: 9am until around 1.0pm
A call for all able-bodied volunteers for another session in the churchyard - possibly the first of three or four. the work from past efforts has made such a wonderful difference, everyone who can take part for the next stage will be very warmly welcomed! Sign-up sheet as usual or contact Steve Hill: call 07768 757593, email email@example.com or just turn up! Many thanks.
Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
This will be held on 23rd April 2017.
The Big Church Day Out (North)
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!
If you want to catch a flavour of what a church weekend away is like look at the photos on our webpages:
Daily Prayers for the current month can be downloaded for printing
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.