Church News

News from St. Peter’s Church


Vicar:  Rev’d Dr. Rob James Tel:  01594 516671. 

Curate: Rev’d Joe Knight:

Church Wardens: Bev Bowles Tel: 01594 516476; Jane Curtis Tel: 01594 516716

Children and Families Leader:  Aimee Lowe

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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 will be at  6.30 on 11th September and then on Tuesday 25th September .  For more information best to 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 13th September  

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. Saturday 6th October

Have you ever wanted to explore the world’s best selling book?  The Bible Course takes 8 weeks to help you get to know God’s story, where it came from, who wrote it and why.  Jo Knight is going facilitate the course, which comes with interactive videos and discussion points and which is made by Bible Society to help small groups get to know the big picture, the key characters and important events in the Bible.  The course is for anyone, whether you know the Bible well or not at all.  Please let Joe know by 1st September if you would like to join, as we need to order enough manuals for everyone (£4.99 each if you would like to donate!)  If there are enough people, we will run two groups, starting the week of 24th September on Wednesday mornings in Newnham and Thursday evenings in Blakeney.  Speak to Joe or e-mail him to :  Alternatively, ring Rob on 516671 and he will pass on the message.  IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO LET JOE KNOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND.  E-MAIL HIM OR RING REV ROB BY 1ST SEPTEMBER

HARVEST FESTIVAL  Sunday 23rd September Service at 11.00am followed by a Bring and Share Harvest Lunch in St Peter’s Church.  Harvest gifts (vegetables, fruit, tinned and dry food etc) will be donated to the Forest Food Bank.  Everyone welcome, we do hope that you will be able to come.  Phone Bev 516476 or Jane 516716 for more details.

Men’s Supper:They are back in the kitchen!  Friday 28th September 7.00pm for 7.30pm in St Peter’s Church, Newnham.  Tickets £15 each for a 3-course meal .If you would like to book seats, call Alan on 516716 or 516633.  There will be a licensed bar.  The Theme is Orient Express.  Look out for the posters  All in aid of the work of the Church.

Note the Benefice Service on September 30th 11.00 in St Andrew’s Church, Awre.

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

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

The Church website on  

NEWNHAM LIVE  Will be back next year – details 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.

Bell Restoration

Newnham Bells Appeal – external web site