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News from St. Peter’s Church


THE ANNUAL CHURCH MEETING is on Sunday 8th April.  The Celebration Sunday Service at 10.00am is for the whole family and is incorporating the Annual General Meeting. This is an essential meeting for every member of the church

Stations of the Cross.  A reflective service thinking about Jesus’s walk to the Cross on Wednesdays in Lent at 7.00pm in St Peter’s Church.

Lent Course We will be reading Justin Welby’s book DETHRONING MAMMON: MAKING MONEY SERVE GRACE, in Newnham at Upper Merton House, High Street 10-11am on Wedesdays 28th February, 7th, 14th, 21st and  28th March . Also running in Blakeney at Highmead House, Butts Lane at 7.30pm on Thursdays 15th February – 22nd March inclusive.  We have some second hand copies – for more details contact Rob 516671 or Martin or Liz 516668.

LENT LUNCHES  Every Friday  in Lent, starting on 23rd February .9th, 16th and 23rd March at 12 noon until 2.00pm there will be homemade soup, coffee etc.   Donations only and profits will go each week to different charities.    Do Come!

Opera in Translation  The New Date for Sam’s concert is now Saturday 7th April. in St Peter’s Church.  This concert is being given by award-winning baritone Samuel Oram and world renowned pianist, Sian Davies.  Tickets available from the Post Ofice at £12.50 (including wine) or on the door.  A donation to the church will be made.Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra concert featuring the works of Rossini, Haydn and Beethoven.    Retiring collection in aid of Church Bells.

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 on  21st March 2018 at 6.30pm.  For more information and 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.  The next one is 7th April 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 5th April.

Benefice Prayer Breakfast  Every 1st Saturday in the month at The George, Newnham 8.30-9.30am. Saturday 8th April.

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

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

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

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NEWNHAM LIVE  Will be back this year – details on web site and on the calendar  on this web site.

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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