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St Peter’s Church Barbecue is on Friday 4th August at 7.00pm

Come and join us for a summer evening of delicious food, drink and music overlooking the River Severn in the company of TONY DAVEY AND FRIENDS.  Tickets £15 to include a drink on arrival, carnivorous and herbivorous barbecue, lots of salads, puddings etc and free entry to a prize draw.  Tickets available from Newnham Post Office and Cottonwood.

BENEFICE PILGRIMAGE 12th August Back by Popular demand!

There will be a walk between the three churches with a Eucharist and shared lunch at Awre and prayers in Blakeney and Newnham.  In the morning, there is a choice of activity (instead of participating in the walk) of music, art or drama.  We’ll all meet together at the start of the day before dispersing and then coming back together for the Eucharist.

10.00 Prayers for the day Blakeney Playing fields – walkers set off to Awre.

12.15 Everyone together at St Andrew’s for a Eucharist

1.00 Bring and share lunch -food/drink can be dropped off at the start of the day at the playing fields in Blakeney and will be taken to St Andrew’s

1.45 Walk continues to Newnham

3.45 Prayers in St Peter’s Newnham followed by light refreshments.

(cars will be at various stations to collect anyone should this go wrong!)  call Rev Rob for more details 516671

Choir Practice is on the second and fourth Tuesday in the month .  Please check in the weekly Pew Sheets in the Church.  The next one is on  Tuesday  25th July  at 6.30pm. For more information call Nigel Haig 516545.   

Messy Church  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.  The next date we meet is Thursday  on 17th August.  Note the change of date, it being the 3rd Thursday in July and August. Then back to 14th September

BeneficePrayer Breakfast  Every 1st Saturday in the month at The George, Newnham 8.30-9.30am The next one will be on 5th August. 

Aimee Lowe, our  Children and Families Leader for the Benefice is running on TUESDAYS a Baby and Toddler Music Group 10.00-11.00am in St Peter’s Church.  Then on Saturdays, a Story Time and Games session in the Armoury Village Hall for 3-11 year olds at 10.30-11.30am. Then every 3rd Saturday of the month an Art and Crafts session for children and families in St Peter’s Church 2.30pm-4.00.  Aimee is also running BRANCH every Saturday of the month at 7.30pm  This is a church event for teenagers across the Forest of Dean and involves games, talk, worship, hot chocolate and food!  This is at the Forest Community Church, Cinderford.  For more information about any of these activities, please contact

NEWNHAM FAIR in Newnham is on Saturday 15th July 12-4.  Watch out for posters.  This year the Fair will be on the Playing Field in Station Road, not in The Chains. St Peter’s Church will be having two stalls, one selling cakes, preserves and puddings and another hosting the ever-popular water into wine game.

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    

 TEENAGERS!  There are leaflets about Teenagers Activities at the back of the Church.  For more information call Rob on 01594 516671 or  on

Newnham Live! 

This series of concerts in June raised about £1500, which will be shared between the Church Bells Fund and general Church funds.

Watch out for Newnham Live 2018!!

Do take a look at 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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