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Rev'd Manette's Letter for December 2018

26 November 2018

images13From 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.

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Christian Aid

23 November 2018

a097dd43 d487 4572 a214 bd82f88363c7ST PETER'S CHURCH CHRISTIAN AID RERESENTATIVE:

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.

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St Peter's Church Draw Club

18 November 2018

fullsizeoutput 29c10ST. PETER’S CHURCH DRAW CLUB

The Draw Club helps to raise money for the church. Members pay £15 per year for a Draw Club number (more than one can be purchased by any member) which is entered into a monthly draw for a small prize (currently £10). The Draw is done in The Rock during coffee after one of the Sunday services.

In June or July we hold a strawberries and cream afternoon and in December we hold a coffee and mince pie morning at which the grand summer and winter draws are done. There is usually a raffle and a quiz too. Currently there are 76 members and the prizes are £90, £45 and £22.50 but the more members the larger the prizes. If we can double the membership it will double the prize amounts.

Anyone over the age of 16 can become a member and it is an easy way to support your parish church, you may even win! Please think about joining for 2019 or even buying someone a year’s membership as a Christmas present.

For more information please contact:

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Thurston Mother's Union

2 November 2018

November’s meeting was full of Christmas cheer as members made decorations for the upcoming Christmas Tree Festival

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Confirmation Service

2 November 2018

Image 26 05 2018 at 17.40Confirmation

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.

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Say a Little Prayer for me

1 October 2018

images9To pray or not to pray – the difference it can make to go on the Prayer List

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 )...

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Prayer Line

27 August 2018

Father and Son

26 August 2018

Image 26 08 2018 at 20.48A memorial to the father and to the son

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.

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Pilgrimage to The Holy Land 2019

23 August 2018


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