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


The Prayer Course:  This LENT, there is an opportunity to deepen our prayer life, individually and communally, through the Prayer Course, a course prepared by the 24/7 Prayer Movement.  There will be two groups: 10.00am on WEDNESDAYS starting 13th March at the Vicarage and 7.30pm on THURSDAYS starting 21st March at Highmead House, Butts Lane, Blakeney.  ALL are welcome to either group

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.   Leading up to Easter there will be more rehearsals.  They are as follows:  Tuesday 26th March 2nd April, 9th April, 16th April.  The Easter Eve Service will be on Saturday 20th April and Easter Day on 21st April both of which the choir will be singing.  All rehearsals are in the Church at 6.30pm.

Messy Church    The next MESSY CHURCH  should be on the 11th April 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.

 Lent Lunches will be held on Fridays in Lent.  The next one is this coming Friday 22nd March from 12.30-2.00pm  Donations will be invited for a variety of charities.

St Peter’s Church AGM (APCM) CELEBRATION SUNDAY will be held during the service  on Sunday 7th April at 10.00am.  This will include the Annual Meeting, Worship and Refreshments.  Please put the date in your diary and don’t miss this important event

Benefice Prayer Breakfast  Every 1st Saturday in the month .  We no longer meet at The George, Newnham so now meet at The White Hart, Broadoak.  8.30-9.30am

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

St Peter’s Church PCC are looking for a new Treasurer.  If you think you might be interested in serving as our Treasurer or if you would like to find out more about the role, please speak to Rev Rob James, Jane Curtis or Bev Bowles as soon as possible.  Training/shadowing will be available.

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  

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.

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