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News from St. Peter’s Church



Choir Practice is on the second and fourth Tuesday in the month .  Please check in the weekly Pew Sheets in the Church.  The next one is on  Tuesday 20th June on 27th June. For more information call Nigel Haig 516545.   

Messy Church  Messy Church is a service designed with families in mind.  We meet once a month, on the second Thursday at 5pm in St Peter’s Church.  We tell a Bible story, sing a few songs, pray and do two or three craft activities related to the story.  The evening finishes with a simple meal together at about 6.00PM.  The next date we meet is Thursday 20th July

BeneficePrayer Breakfast  Every 1st Saturday in the month at The George, Newnham 8.30-9.30am The next one will be on 1st July. 

Aimee Lowe, our  Children Families Leader for the Benefice is running on TUESDAYS a Baby and Toddler Music Group 10.00-11.00am in St Peter’s Church.  Then on Saturdays, a Story Time and Games in the Armoury Village for 3-11 year olds at 10.30- 11.30am. Then every 3rd Saturday of the month an Art and Crafts session for children and families in St Peter’s Church from 2.30pm-4.00.  Aimee is also running BRANCH every Saturday of the month at 7.30pm  This is a church event for teenagers across the Forest of Dean and involves games, talk, worship, hot chocolate and food!  This is at the Forest Community Church, Cinderford.  For more information about any of these activities, please contact

STREET FAIR in Newnham is on Saturday 15th July 12-4.  Watch out for posters.  St Peter’s Church will be having a stall.

MONDAY CLUB  Each week in the school term, children from St. Peter’s School in year 3 and above can attend Monday Club and is run by Rob and volunteers from St. Peter’s Church.  They hear a Bible Story, have different activities, have a drink and biscuit (!) etc etc.  There are a few spaces at the moment, so do contact Rob or Jean if you want to know more on 516671 or    

 TEENAGERS!  There are leaflets about Teenagers Activities at the back of the Church.  For more information call Rob on 01594 516671 or  on

Newnham Live! Presenting five great acts in June 2017 (all in aid the Church Bells Fund)

Wild Willie Barrett’s French Connection
Friday 9th June. Tickets £10.
From a café in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo – the band do it all!

Tuesday 13th June. Tickets £10.
Multi-award-winning folk duo impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition.

Mark Harrison
Friday 16th June. Tickets £10.
Mark is a thrilling, rhythmic finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style and sound. Described as ‘one of the UK’s foremost acoustic blues performers.’

Ric Sanders’ Trio
Thursday 22nd June. Tickets £12.
If you only know Ric as a member of Fairport Convention you will be delighted to see and hear what he can do with the help of Vo Fletcher and Michael Gregory.

Richard Digance
Friday 23rd June. Tickets £12.
Traditionally the opening act for the final day of the Cropredy Festival, Richard Digance is not only a superb guitar player and singer, but he is also very funny indeed.

All shows are at 7.30pm in St. Peter’s Church, Newnham on Severn.
Bar open from 5.30pm.
Tickets online from
A combined ticket for all five shows is available at a specially reduced price of £45.


 Do take a look at the Church website on  

 For detailed information on all Services go to Services at St Peter’s or see the Parish Magazine – The Fifteen Bells Parish Magazine – available in the Church or in Newnham Post Office priced 50p.  If you wish to have the magazine delivered to you or have it posted to you monthly, please contact Daphne Haig on 516545.

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