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"E News" from St. Peter's, 14th May 2021

ST PETER’S CHURCH, PETERSHAM “E NEWS” FRIDAY 14th May 2021

E mail: st.peters.petersham@googlemail.com

Website: www.stpeterschurchpetersham.com

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Parish mobile phone for emergencies (07786 958 514).

The Parish Office is open from 10 am – 2 pm on Thursdays and Fridays.

Emails to the parish office email address and messages on the office phone will be attended to on those days. Any items for “E News” should be emailed to the office by Thursday morning.

Dear Members of St Peters,

From the 17th May the parish will be "in vacancy", the technical term for the time between an incumbent leaving and the next incumbent arriving.

During the vacancy St Peter's will be in the care of the Churchwardens, Brian Willman and Rob Sandford, and Fr Alex Barrow, the Area Dean of Richmond and Barnes .

Services will be led by The Revd Frances Forward, a priest well known to St Peter's, and The Revd Elizabeth Morse who has considerable experience in helping parishes at times of transition.

It has been my privilege to be your parish priest for almost 14 years. Building on the good foundations laid by The Revd Richard Bentley, my predecessor, with the aid of the many talented lay people of St Peter's we have taken the worship and mission of the church forward in many ways for which I am profoundly grateful.

Everyone has "their time" in a role and I have enjoyed my time at Petersham . Jane joins me in wishing you every happiness and success in the next stage of the growth of St Peter's.

With my prayers for you all,

Tim

Canon Tim Marwood (Vicar of Petersham)

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The "live " Services during the Easter Season are as follows:

Sunday the 16th May 9.30am Parish Communion including farewell –

All seats have been allocated in advance for this Service.

Sunday the 23rd May 9.30am Parish Communion for Pentecost Sunday

We are really pleased that we can restart our "live" meetings for young people on Sunday mornings from this Sunday 2nd May!

Dates

Sunday 16th May 9.30am All age Service with seats allocated

Sunday 23rd May - 9.30am -10.10am Junior Church , 10.45am to 11.30am Youth Group

Sunday 30th May - 9.30am -10.10am Junior Church , 10.45am to 11.30am Youth Group

Sunday 6th June 9.30am All age Service with Children's talk

Sunday 13th June - 9.30am -10.10am Junior Church , 10.45am to 11.30am Youth Group

Sunday 20th June - 9.30am -10.10am Junior Church , 10.45am to 11.30am Youth Group

Sunday 27th June - 9.30am -10.10am Junior Church , 10.45am to 11.30am Youth Group

Sunday 4th July - - 9.30am -10.10am Junior Church , 10.45am to 11.30am Youth Group

Sunday 11th July - 9.30am -10.10am Junior Church , 10.45am to 11.30am Youth Group

Sunday 18th July - 9.30am -10.10am Junior Church , 10.45am to 11.30am Youth Group

Junior Church during the 9.30am Service for all young people aged 6 years and upwards

Please bring your young people to the Parish Room by 9.30am , sanitising hands on entry.

Most of the activities will be held outside in the churchyard, weather permitting .

At about 10.10am the children will be led into church by the youth leaders as Communion is being distributed .

Parent Volunteers - we need one parent volunteer for each week. Please contact Rachel to volunteer

Youth Group

These sessions will start at 10.45am and finish at 11.30am

Numbers

There is a limit of 15 young people in the Parish Room per session

Mask wearing

Under 10's do not have to wear a mask in church.

All children are asked to wear a mask/facecovering in the Parish Room, we have masks available.

Children do not have to wear masks in the churchyard.

Eucharist for 7th Sunday of Easter, Archdeacon of Reigate

The Eucharist for the 7th Sunday of Easter video, put together by the Archdeacon of Reigate, is now available to download from our website. You can find it at https://southwark.anglican.org/support/ministry-support/liturgical-resources/.

Flowers in church – new arrangements for the rest of 2021

For the moment, we are looking for volunteers to bring a simple flower arrangement to church to sit on the pedestal on a Sunday before the 9.30 service starts and to take them home after the service. Please email the parish office if this is something you would like to do.

The Eucharist for the 7th Sunday of Easter video, put together by the Archdeacon of Reigate, is now available to download from our website. You can find it at https://southwark.anglican.org/support/ministry-support/liturgical-resources/.

The Zoom Social at 10.30 – 11.15 on Thursday mornings - if you would like to join us for a chat, please contact the Parish Office to receive the link.

The Zoom Prayer Group – The Prayer Group will meet on THURSDAY Evenings at 8 pm from now on. (NB this has moved from Tuesday evening)

Every Thursday night a small group of us meet over zoom to have a social catch up on the week, talk about a passage of scripture and to end in a short time of prayer. Over the next few months we will be working through some key passages in the book of Acts. Acts, written by Luke, is a particularly encouraging read. The book is full of the energy and excitement of the early Christians as they found God doing new things all over the place and learned to take the good news of Jesus around the world. It’s also full of puzzles and problems that churches faced then and face today. It is comforting to know that ‘normal church life’, even in the time of the first apostles, was neither trouble-free nor plain sailing. Just as it is encouraging to know that even in the midst of all their difficulties the early church was able to experience the gospel message in dynamic ways. Hopefully we will learn from our dive into this book and it will bring us hope and strength and our faith in these times when church might not feel normal. If you would like to join us please contact St Peters for further information. All are welcome. Please email the Parish Office to receive the link.

The link for the recorded service for Sunday will be distributed today

Desert Island Discs Christian Aid Style - talk by Canon Julian Reindorp

"On Wednesday June 2nd at 8pm Canon Julian Reindorp, team rector in Richmond 1992-2009, will give an online talk about his ministry and life in 50 years as a priest. Using themes from hymns he will illustrate the people and places, here in UK and overseas, who have influenced him on his faith journey.

To access on Zoom, please go to the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81902249828?pwd=TjdObHBvcmVTRWM4bWprS2QrenBnQT09. Meeting ID: 819 0224 9828, Passcode: 819769. Questions and comments will be welcomed. We aim to finish by about 9pm.

Hopefully you will be inspired to make a generous contribution to Christian Aid. This can be done through Richmond Christian Aid Group’s JustGiving Page which is https://www.justgiving.com/team/christianaidrichmond-OR257594. Poor countries are facing both Covid and climate change and Christian Aid's work is more urgent than ever."

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Thank you for giving to the collection or by standing order, please consider signing a Gift Aid form. Please consider giving by standing order if you do not already. For details please email: st.peters.petersham@googlemail.com

Safeguarding arrangements at St Peter’s

The Parish Safeguarding Office for St. Peter’s is Fiona Sandford who can be contacted through pso.stpeterspetersham@gmail.com

If you would like to speak to a priest please telephone the Parish mobile (07786 958 514) or email the Parish Office.

· St Peter’s Church is open only on Sunday mornings. For the moment only keyholders who are part of the security monitoring arrangements may enter the church at any other time.

Lodge Brothers’ (Funeral Directors) 020 8818 7725 (24-hour number)

Church Copyright Licence Number 1910899

+ Streaming Licence Number 1220912

Music Reproduction Licence Number 1910909

PRS for Music Church Licence Number 1910916


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