Church News

News from St. Peter’s Church

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ST PETER’ S CHURCH

Curate: Rev’d Joe Knight Tel:  01594 510165  joeknight@outlook.com

Church Wardens: Bev Bowles Tel: 01594 516476;

Jane Curtis Tel: 01594 516716

The Church is open everyday.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ST PETER’S CHURCH, PLEASE GO TO www.achurchnearyou.com/church/14104

ALSO FACEBOOK:  St-Peter’s-Church-Newnham  and also Newnham-on-Severn-Noticeboard

Sunday Gatherings are on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 10.00 am with Communion on the 1st Sunday and Morning Worship on the 3rd Sunday.

Also Thursday Gatherings are on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 10.15am with Communion.

See Service times and dates at the top of this page

 

For Weddings and Funerals, please speak to Rev Joe 510165 or The Church Wardens

Gatherings won’t be “the same” as before, not for a while yet and our initial plan is for this rhythm to continue until Advent, when we hope we can begin to meet weekly.

When you arrive, you will be asked to add your names and contact to a sign in sheet (we will keep this securely for 3 weeks only) for track and trace purposes.  You will also be asked to sanitise your hands when entering and leaving the building.

Inside, we are expected to remain 2 meters apart from people outside of our household.

Every is Welcome.

But you are encouraged not to attend if you are self-isolating or have any symptoms linked to Covid-19.  If you are in a “shielding” or “vulnerable” household and want to talk through any questions you have, do give me a call.  Rev. Joe Knight 01594 510165.

Sadly, we cannot sing, and we cannot share refreshments, but we can share Hold Communion.

If you know of someone who is alone with no help and you are unable to help, please contact the Church Wardens of St Peter’s Church.  They are:  Bev Bowles 01594 516476, Jane Curtis 01594 516716 or contact Rev. Joe Knight on 01594 510165

Joe and the ministry team have written services for every Sunday for us to read separately/together and Joe has e-mailed or delivered copies each week.  They are also on the Parish web sites so please go to www.achurchnearyou.com/church/14104   If you do not have access to a computer but would like to have a copy each week, do phone Rev’d Joe Knight on 510165 and he will make sure that one is delivered to you.

THE FIFTEEN BELLS PARISH MAGAZINE is still being published and is on sale at The Post Office in Newnham, and in Blakeney and in the porch of St Andrew’s Awre as well in St. Peter’s Church, Newnham

Our Church has been collecting food for THE FOREST FOODBANK for some time, and we have discovered that the Foodbank is very short of volunteer drivers to deliver the food to those in need.  If you would like to volunteer as a driver, please email info@theforest.foodbank.org.uk

CHRISTMAS SHOE BOXES  We are collecting items for the Christmas Shoe Boxes this year as well as completed boxes.  These travel to Eastern Europe to the families who are most in need by volunteers of Link To Hope (www.linktohope.co.uk/shoebox appeal) a Christian based charity based in the south of England.  Do bring your donations to St Peter’s Church and leave them in the designated boxes for them to be “quarantined” and then they will packed up by a team later this month.  We are collecting items/boxes from

1st October-31st October in the Church which is open all day everyday.  Thank you.  For enquiries please call 01594 516545 or 517157

ST PETER’S CHURCH NEWNHAM GRAVEYARD WALK

Take a stroll through some of Newnham’s Social History with this graveyard guide.  Visit some of the gravestones and memorials of people who have lived and died in Newnham over more than three hundred years with a short explanation for each one.  Pick up a free leaflet from the church and go and explore.

Churchyard Map  designed by Sandra and Graham Champken.

THIS HAS HAD TO BE WITHDRAWN FOR THE PRESENT DUE TO THE VIRUS RESTRICTIONS.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL NIGEL HAIG 01594 516545

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.

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

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

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 d_haig@outlook.com

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

Bell Restoration

Newnham Bells Appeal – external website