Church News

News from St. Peter’s Church



Vicar:  Rev’d Dr. Rob James Tel:  01594 516671

Curate: Rev’d Joe Knight Tel:  o1594 510165

Church Wardens: Bev Bowles Tel: 01594 516476;

Jane Curtis Tel: 01594 516716

For Services, go to Services  (the link is at the top of this page)

There will be no SHARED SILENCE  Hour during the winter months

Choir Practice is normally on the second and fourth Tuesday in the month .  Please check in the weekly Pew Sheets in the Church.   For more information best to call Jean James 516671.   All rehearsals are in the Church at 6.30pm.  The next choir practice is on Tuesday  12th and 26th November

Parent Course   For Enquiries, call Kim Knight on 510165  .

Messy Church    The next MESSY CHURCH  is normally on the 2nd Thursday of the month   5.00-6.30pm  

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.

LINK TO HOPE SHOE BOX APPEAL  Leaflets are available on the table by the door.  Please bring your filled shoeboxes , with £3 donation for postage attached to the church.  There is a box which is emptied daily by the far wall opposite the door.  The boxes need to be in the church by 4th November.  See Daphne or Sarah for more information.  Do look at the You tube on the web site on www.linktohope/shoebox

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MARKET  Thursday 28th November from 6-8pm in St Peter’s Church, Newnham.  More than 25 stalls of gifts and food for Christmas made by local craftspeople and cooks (and for alternative gifts, tickets for forthcoming events such as Burns Night and Newnham Live 2020 will be available too) …and Father Christmas’s Grotto.  Musicians from Pillowell Silver Bank will play during the evening.  Entrance £3 includes mulled wine or mulled apple juice and mince pie (children free). Proceeds to St Peter’s Church and work in the Parish.

 Benefice Prayer Breakfast  Every 1st Saturday in the month .  We  meet at The White Hart, Broadoak.  8.30 (breakfast orders 8.15) -9.30am

A Coach will be definitely be arranged for ROB’S INSTALLATION AT WELLS CATHEDRAL ON MONDAY 25TH NOVEMBER.  Please sign at the back of the Church if you would like a seat as there are only a few places left.  We will probably be leaving Newnham at about 1.15pm and will be back at about 8pm. There will be a guided tour of the cathedral, followed by tea in the café and Evensong.  More details will follow once the coach is booked.

Churchyard Map  designed by Sandra and Graham Champken.

Newnham History Group has over the past four years, created a detailed map of the entire churchyard, which will enable visitors with Newnham links to find their ancestors more easily.  The main map is complemented by a number of enlarged sections (which are easier on the eyesight) and a spreadsheet name index (arranged in alphabetical order of surname) which contains the names of more than 2,000 people commemorated on gravestones.  These items will be displayed permanently in the church.

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


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

Communion If you, or anyone you know, cannot get to church but would like to receive communion at home, please let Rob or one of the churchwardens know.  Rev Rob: 516671; Church wardens: 516716 or 516476

For more information on The Church go to A Church Near You  www.achurchnearyou/church/14104  .  Also see

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 or

Go to Services (the link is at the top of this page) in our church

Bell Restoration

Newnham Bells Appeal – external web sit