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


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

A SHARED SILENCE We will be holding 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.  NOT THIS COMING WEDNESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER AS THE GUIDES ARE IN CHURCH LOOKING AT THE BELLS!

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  24th September

Parent Course  will start early September  For Enquiries, call Kim Knight on 510165  .

Messy Church    The next MESSY CHURCH  is normally on the 2nd Thursday of the month   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

NEWNHAM PCC NEEDS A NEW SECRETARY  This role is vital in order to help the PCC to order its business and record decisions.  If you are interested in fulfilling this role, please speak to Rob asap 516671

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS  New Churchyard Map  Led by Sandra and Graham Champken, Newnham History Group has over the past four years, created a detailed map of the entire churchyard, which we hope 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, and will be unveiled in time for the Heritage Open Days 13th-22nd September.  Stewards will be available to help between 2-4pm on Friday 13th, 14th, 15th, 18th, On 21st 2.30-4 and 22nd September 2-4.

Tower Tours to see the new bells of St Peter’s will be available on Saturday 14th and 21st September 10-1


RACE NIGHT IN THE ARMOURY HALL on Thursday 19th September at 7.30pm  Come along for a fun night out and raise funds for St Peter’s Church.  See posters or talk to Alan Curtis (516716)

HARVEST FESTIVAL  11.00 am Sunday 22nd September followed by a Bring and Share Lunch in the Church

GENTLEY WORN CLOTHES are for sale on THURSDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 6pm-8pm at 7 Highfield Villas to raise funds for St Peter’s Church (£5 entry to include a glass of wine)

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

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

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 web sit