Christmas Bazaar

Many people had great fun on 6th December, 2019, at this buy/swap/sell event when individuals, groups of friends and church groups registered for a market table to sell and give away unwanted items and do some inexpensive and ethical Christmas shopping! This very practical and fun community event brought people together in the Christmas spirit…

Tree Lighting: Advent Sunday, 2019

The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony was held on Sunday 1st December to celebrate Advent Sunday. It began with the lighting of the Christmas Tree in the garden, followed by community Carol Singing in the Hall together with refreshments including mulled wine, and activities for the children. All profits of this event is going to the…

Chai Day at Toddler Group, 2019.

Monday 25th November, 2019, was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. During Toddler Group that day we had a very successful fundraising Chai Day event, where a variety of baked goods and chai tea were exchanged for chai. Chai tea, coffee, and some delicious baked goods were on offer and a…

Quiet Day

On Saturday 23rd November, 2019, there was a chance to take some time out from the busyness of the approaching season of Advent. For those present, it was a very meaningful morning of quiet reflection, prayer and fellowship, engaging with God and with others in that deeper sense that many of us seem to yearn.

Monday Group: Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships: Vicki Clark gave a fascinating talk about ‘Mercy Ships’ on Monday 18th November 2019. Mercy Ships provide medical and community care, and free surgeries for the underserved in Africa. The hospital ship, Africa Mercy is staffed by volunteers and Vicki has served on the ship. Volunteers from over 49 nations have served onboard the Africa…

Prayer Meeting for a New Rector.

Meditative and meaningful Prayer Meetings were held in The Millar Chapel, St Peter’s Church during both October and November. Focusing on the appointment of a new Rector, they were both well attended and meant a lot to those that attended. Prayer really does make a difference, and it was felt important that people could be…

Choral Evensong for All Souls Day

The St Peter’s choir sang the beautiful service of Choral Evensong for All Souls Day at 6.30pm on Sunday 3rd November. During the prayers, the names of many dearly departed members of St Peter’s were read out. Music: Responses: Smith      Psalm 116, vv. 1-8Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: Harwood The Lord’s Prayer: Farmer  Anthem: Justorum Animae: Byrd…

Harvest Festival

For our Harvest Festival, the congregation were asked to bring gifts of food and essentials for the Basics Bank at Kings Hall. We thank everyone for their generosity! After the service, the well attended soup lunch raised money for the World Land Trust, and various flower arrangements that had adorned the church were delivered to…

Looking to the Future Groups.

During his time as Interim Pastor at St Peter’s, Bishop David Chillingworth undertook a number of initiatives. One was the establishment of ‘Looking to the Future Groups’. In February and March 2019, two groups met twice each with an open agenda to look together at the future of the congregation and, in particular, its mission…

Who Let The Dad’s Out!

Who Let the Dads Out? is a space for all Dads, Granddads, Stepdads and male carers to get to know each other while the kids have fun. A bacon roll breakfast is on offer with vegetarian and halal options always available, together with tea and fresh coffee for grown-ups. It is loads of fun for…