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

Children and Families Leader:  Aimee Lowe


Because of the temporary lack of heating in the church the following services will be held in the Armoury Village Hall:

Sunday 13th January 9.15 a.m. Morning Worship

Thursday 17th January 10.15 a.m. Holy Communion

Sunday 20th January 9.15 a.m. Holy Communion

Refreshments will be served as usual after the services

Please check this website for news of any further changes.

The funeral of Marie Phelps will take place at Forest of Dean Crematorium on Monday 21st January at 10.30

Rev Rob James and Rev Joe Knight have put together a short course on the Gospel of St Mark.  The morning group will start on Wednesday 23rd January at the Vicarage at 10.00am.  The evening group will meet in Blakeney on Wednesday next week 7.30pm but after than on Thursdays.  If you wish to join either group, please call Rob or Joe.

Young Alpha 24th January 5.30-7.00pm at the Vicarage.  This course is open to anyone in secondary school.  Please contact Joe Knight or Jean James for more details.  It would be helpful if you let Joe know if you are planning to come (01594 510165)

Christingles are being prepared  at St Peter’s school on Friday 25th January for the Christingle Service at the Armoury Village on Sunday 27th January at 11.00

Choir Practice is 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.   The next one is Tuesday 22nd January at Sparkfield House, High Street at 6.30pm

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.

Fundraising Meeting on Wednesday 30th January at 7.30pm at Britannia House, High Street.

Benefice Prayer Breakfast  Every 1st Saturday in the month .  We no longer meet at The George, Newnham so now meet at The White Hart, Broadoak.  8.30-9.30am

St Peter’s Church PCC are looking for a new Treasurer.  If you think you might be interested in serving as our Treasurer or if you would like to find out more about the role, please speak to Rev Rob James, Jane Curtis or Bev Bowles as soon as possible.  Training/shadowing will be available.

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

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

The Church website on  

NEWNHAM LIVE  Will be back next year – details 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.

Go to Services to get the up-date on Christmas Services in our church

Bell Restoration

Newnham Bells Appeal – external web site