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


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

THE FUNERAL OF Chris Griffiths will take place on Friday 31st May at 2.00pm in St Peter’s Church

A SHARED SILENCE We will beholding an hour of silence in St Peter’s Newnham every Wednesday evening 7-8pm We will start with five minutes of quiet music before fading this out and simply being silent.  If you wish to attend, feel free to pray, read, meditate, knit …but in silence.

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 28th May

Messy Church    The next MESSY CHURCH  will  be on the 13th June 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.

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

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 12TH-18TH MAY  We shall be doing a house-to-house collection as usual this year  The charity works closely with the other major charities delivering aid to those most in need regardless of religion or race and bypasses governments by working with local partner agencies close to the point of need.  Please give generously.

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

NEWNHAM LIVE  is back this year – details on

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

The Church website on or see 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

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

Bell Restoration

Newnham Bells Appeal – external web sit