From Remembrance-tide with All Saints’, All Soul’s and Remembrance Sunday we are now moving towards Advent, a time of waiting. But on the four Sundays of Advent we also remember the Patriarchs, the Prophets, John the Baptist and Mary, the mother of Jesus with the four candles we light on the Advent wreath. And on Christmas Day we light the 5th candle which is white and which symbolises Jesus, the light which has come into the world.
Due to changing family commitments, Anne Penistone is unable to continue as our CA Rep beyond December 2018. We are looking for someone to take over in January 2019 (this would include CA Week Fundraising each May and receiving CA periodic updates on their work/appeals). Please ring Anne for more information if you might be able to take this on - Tel 01359 231094. Traditionally St Peter's have organised a House-to-House collection, but fundraising events, socials, concerts, etc are now all acceptable ways to take part.
November’s meeting was full of Christmas cheer as members made decorations for the upcoming Christmas Tree Festival
Bishop Martin - will be at Holy Innocents' on Sunday, 16 December at 10.30am for a Confirmation Service. If you would like to be confirmed please get in touch with Rev’d Manette. Confirmation classes begin in the Autumn.
The moment I wake up
Before I put on my makeup
I say a little prayer for you
While combing my hair, now
And wondering what dress to wear, now I say a little prayer for you
Forever, forever, you'll stay in my heart (For God loves you )...
One of the memorial tablets in the church. up on the wall in the chapel wing. was erected as much for the father as the son in whose name it was erected. The tablet states it was in memory of John Phillips, but goes on to say he was the son of ‘John Phillips of Pall Mall, for upwards of half a century surgeon to the Royal Household’. The John who died and is buried in the churchyard also had a son John who went on to live at The Lodge and farmed Lodge Farm – what is now the stud – rented from the Bunburys. He died in 1890 and is also buried here.