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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: caring@stpetersprestbury.org.uk or 07999 862 035, or Pam & James Wallwork email: wallworkpam@gmail.com


Ascension Day: Thursday 25 May

7.30pm Holy Communion

Jesus leaves his disciples - and us - to continue the mission of his church.  Join us as we celebrate, take up the challenge and remember Jesus' promise: "I am with you always, to the end of the age".

 


First Sunday tea: 28 May

3.00pm - 5.00pm in St Peter's Rooms

Afternoon tea sconesJust one week to go before all that gorgeous cake! The first one is raising money for multiple sclerosis. On 4 June the choir tea will include a pre-loved book and jigsaw sale.


The Big Church Day Out

Capesthorne Hall Friday 2 – Saturday 3 June

A group from church is going to this fabulous day or weekend of music and fun - if you'd like tickets, talk to Patrick soon!


Michelle's ordination to the priesthood 

Saturday 17 June 5.00pm Chester Cathedral

A day to rejoice with Michelle as she makes this next step in her ministry.  Please hold her in your prayers as she prepares for this day - and come to the Cathedral and celebrate with her.


A new Alpha course starts soon

Maybe this year's confirmation has left you curious to know more - about Jesus, about faith, about all the big life questions so many of us share.  If you'd like to explore further, Alpha may be for you - with videos, discussion and a meal.  Talk to Patrick for more info.


A huge thank you to...

Christian Aid week supporters of every kind

First, to everyone who walked, marshalled, carried water or sponsored at last week's walk near Lyme Park. Over £4,500 has been pledged, which will be matched on a 3:1 basis by the EU to support a specific project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  A really successful event!  And a second thank you to everyone collecting house-to-house this week (figures soon).  If you'd like to donate to Christian Aid Week and haven't received an envelope, there are some at the back of church.


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)

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

 

Daily Prayers for the current month can be downloaded for printing


Chalice

Confirmation: 

Sunday 21 May at 6pm

Do come, support and pray for members of our Church family as they take this next step of faith.  Bishop Peter will join us to celebrate and preach.


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.