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News from St. Peter’s Church

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ST PETER’ S CHURCH

Priest-in-Charge: Rev’d Rachel Saum

Tel: 01594 780173 

e-mail: revrachelsaum@gmail.com

Assistant Curate:  Rev’d Brian Brobyn  Tel: 01594 516814

e-mail: the brobyns@btinternet.com

Rev’d Sarah Hobbs  Tel: 01594 517157

e-mail: shobbs001@btinternet.com

Reader: Nigel Hughes Tel: 01594 516411

e-mail: nigeohughes@hotmail.co.uk

Church Wardens: Bev Bowles Tel: 01594 516476;

e-mail: bevbowles@live.co.uk

The Church is open everyday.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ST PETER’S CHURCH, PLEASE GO TO www.achurchnearyou.com/church/14104/

and the Newnham’s Community web site: newnhamonsevern.co.uk

ALSO FACEBOOKSt-Peter’s-Church-Newnham  and also Newnham-on-Severn-Noticeboard

There are Services in St Peter’s Church every Sunday  at 10.00am.  Also every Thursday at 10.15am there is a Holy Communion Service and a Holy Communion Service on the 4th Sunday of the month at 8.30am

BIBLE STUDY 10.00-11.30 at 3 Whetstones.  On Tuesdays.  Contact Anne Davis on 07432 140775 or marianne2june@gmail.com

SAYING GOODBYE TO Rev. Joe Knight and Kim Knight and the girls.  Joe’s last service with us will be a Benefice Service followed by Coffee and Cake at St Peter’s Church, Newnham on SUNDAY 15th MAY AT 10.00AM

Every Saturday there is a Coffee Morning in the Church.  Each week is being run by a different Charity.  Do come along and have home-made cake and a cuppa and have a chat 10.30-12.30 each week. 

JUBILEE CAFE  In the Church on Saturday 4th June 10.30-12.30!  Contact Pat O’Hara for offers of help

The Monthly Prayer “Breakfasts” are at The Silver Fox Café, on the Newnham to Broadoak Road on the A48.  Please contact Nigel Hughes on 01594 516411 or nigeohughes@hotmail.co.uk .   

NEWNHAM OPEN GARDENS  We are looking forward to another this year, planned for the weekend of 11th and 12th June 2022.  There will be 17 lovely and varied gardens for you to visit over the two days.  We will also have a plant and home produce stall on The Beeches, High Street so please keep us in mind if you’re dividing plants or growing seedlings or have any home made jam or chutney etc. that you can spare.  Anna or Bev can collect.  Keep the dates free!

Parish Responsibilities:  Please have a look at the list on the table by the door and sign up to help with keeping the church running smoothly.  Speak to Bev if you would like more details and she will contact all who sign up to explain what is involved.  Thank you very much!

FOREST FOOD BANK Thank you to everyone who has donated so generously to our food bank collection box. We will be delivering these items to one of the collection points later this  month. Our donations are very much appreciated, and are distributed throughout the Forest of Dean district.

See Services Page for the details or consult the Parish Magazine available in Church or at the Post Office 

 

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For Weddings and Funerals, please speak to Rev Rachel Saum 01594 780173 or contact The Church Warden

Every is Welcome.

If you are in a “vulnerable” household and want to talk through any queries please call Rev. Rachel Saum on 01594 780173

If you know of someone who is alone with no help and you are unable to help, please contact the the Church Warden of St Peter’s Church.    Bev Bowles 01594 516476,  or contact Rev. Rachel on 01594 780173

THE FIFTEEN BELLS PARISH MAGAZINE  is on sale in Church and at the Shop @ The Ship in Newnham, and in Blakeney Post Office and in the porch of St Andrew’s Awre @50p

 

ST PETER’S CHURCH NEWNHAM GRAVEYARD WALK

Take a stroll through some of Newnham’s Social History with this graveyard guide.  Visit some of the gravestones and memorials of people who have lived and died in Newnham over more than three hundred years with a short explanation for each one.  Pick up a free leaflet from the church and go and explore.

Churchyard Map  designed by Sandra and Graham Champken.

THIS HAS NOW BEEN REINSTATED  IN THE CHURCH SO IS AVAILABLE WHILE THE CHURCH IS OPEN.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL NIGEL HAIG 01594 516545

Newnham History Group has over the past four years, created a detailed map of the entire churchyard, which will enable visitors with Newnham links to find their ancestors more easily.  The main map is complemented by a number of enlarged sections (which are easier on the eyesight) and a spreadsheet name index (arranged in alphabetical order of surname) which contains the names of more than 2,000 people commemorated on gravestones.  These items will be displayed permanently in the church.

 For detailed information on all Services go to Services at St Peter’s or see the Parish Magazine

Go to Services (the link is at the top of this page) in our church

Bell Restoration

Newnham Bells Appeal – external website