Church News

News from St. Peter’s Church



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)

Rob and Jean were given a good send-off after their last service in Newnham.  We want to carry on all the good work they began, especially with young people and families.  In particular we are very keen to continue with the monthly Messy Church but we will need help with the catering.  If anyone feels able to offer occasional help with preparing the simple eal or would like to find out more, please speak to Joe, Kim, Bev or Jane.

We wish Rob and Jean well and we shall miss them in our parishes very much.

26th January 11.00am CHRISTINGLE SERVICE.  We hope that the school choir will join us for this family-friendly service.  Do come along and invite others to celebrate God’s light shining in the world

Choir Practice is normally on the second and fourth Tuesday in the month.  Please check in the weekly Pew Sheets in the Church.   All rehearsals are in the Church at 6.30pm.  The next two choir practices are on Tuesday 14th and 28th January 2020.  Watch this space for updates. 

Messy Church    Messy Church is a service designed with families in mind.  We meet once a month, on the second Thursday in St Peter’s Church (5.00pm to 6.30pm).  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.

The next Messy Church service is on 13th February.

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

New Wednesday Morning Prayer Service As from Wednesday 15th January at 9.00am there will be a short service of Morning Prayer in the Church.

Community Café The Community Café in the Armoury Village Hall on Saturday 18th January (10.30-12.30) is raising funds for St Peter’s. Please support the café.

Burn’s Night Supper and Ceilidh On Saturday 25th January at 7.00pm for 7.30pm there will be a traditional Burn’s Night Supper and Ceilidh in St Peter’s. Tickets (£20.00) are available from the Post Office or, to book a table, contact Alan on 516716 or

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 Joe 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 Joe if you want to know more on o1594 510165

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  .  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 website