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;

Anna Fedden Tel: 01594 516526

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

No Services in March –  We are sorry to report that Public Services in Newnham are cancelled for the time being.  We shall report on any change as soon as possible.  St Peter’s Church IS OPEN for Private Prayer

Benefice Morning Prayer via Zoom is at 10.00am every Wednesday.* (see note below about Ash Wednesday)  Please contact Rev Joe Knight (01594 510165 or email joeknight@outlook.com) or contact the Church Wardens for the link. Also please check these times.

Also Zoom Services are on Sundays at 10.00am.  Again, contact Rev Joe Knight or the Church Wardens for a link. 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.

There will be a Palm Sunday Service on Zoom on 28th March at 10.00am led by Bishop Rachel.  Please contact the Church Warden or Rev Joe Knight for information on the Link

On Easter Day (Sunday, 4th April) at 10.00am there is a Communion Service in St Peter’s Church at 10am starting with the New Fire outside to light our Paschal Candle.

After Easter, with the gradual easing of restrictions, there will be a Communion Service in St Peter’s Church every week in April, alternating between 10.00am on Sundays and 10.15am on Thursdays

All social distancing, hand sanitising and track and trace procedures are in place in the Church when you visit.  Please wear a mask in Church.  Thank you

 

PRAYER COURSE II; A journey through Lent

On Ash Wednesday, 17th February all the resources will be online .  There are 5 videos, one for each week leading up to Holy Week.  We can watch the videos in our own time, but we will have a Zoom Gathering to share our thoughts and follow the discussion questions.  There will be Morning Zooms held on Tuesday Mornings at 10.00am and Evening Zooms held on Tuesday Evenings at 7.30pm.  These courses start on Tuesday 23rd February, so the video needs to be seen by the first Gathering.  If you would like more information, regarding links and Zoom links, please contact Rev. Joe Knight on joeknight@outlook.com or call him on 01594 510165

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For Weddings and Funerals, please speak to Rev Joe Knight on 01594 510165 or contact The Church Wardens

On arrival you will be asked to add our name and contact number to a sign-in sheet (we will keep this securely for 3 weeks only for track and trace purposes.)

You will be asked to sanitise your hands when entering and leaving the building.

Every is Welcome.

If you are in a “vulnerable” household and want to talk through any queries please call Rev. Joe Knight on 510165

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

 

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 as 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

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 NOW BEEN REINSTATED  IN THE CHURCH SO IS AVAILABLE WHILE THE CHURCH IS OPEN.  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