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)

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.

The funeral of  Sheila Cooper will take place at 12.30am on Monday 22nd July at the Forest Crematorium

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Alan Elgar will be held at St Peter’s Church, Newnham on Monday 5th August at 12.30pm

SCHOOL LEAVERS SERVICE is on Friday 19th July at 11.00am

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  23rd July

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.

SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB  Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th July IS FULL!!   Please pray for everyone involved in these three days.

ICE CREAM SUNDAY  Sunday 28th July 11.00am at St Peter’s Church.  Informal service and lots of ice cream!  Everyone is welcome!

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, this website –   Church News

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