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St Peter's Church "E News", Friday 12th February


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Dear Member of St Peter's

Please find below a link to a video that brings together our pre Lent reflections on the wonders of God's Creation and the talents of our congregation at St Peter's, with my thanks to all concerned.

This short video is a celebration of the beautiful stained glass Creation Window in the Parish Room, with music from the Messiah played by Françoise Robinson and Ben Driver. Commissioned in memory of Laurence Glye Hodson and his wife Marjorie Elizabeth Hodson, the window was initially designed by parishioner Suszie Vignoles and turned into a glorious reality by glazier and co-designer Annie Mulholland.


The Creation Window at St Peter's Church, Petersham

Designed and made by Annie Mulholland Stained Glass

Co-designed by Suszie Vignoles

'Pifa': The Pastoral Symphony from Messiah by GF Handel (1685-1759)

Françoise Robinson (violin) with Ben Driver (organ)

I will pray for you all in the week ahead.


Canon Tim Marwood (Vicar of Petersham)

Ash Wednesday Service: 11.30 am on 17th February at St. Peter’s

During this short service you will be able to receive the Sign of the Cross in Ash by “doing it yourself” using an individual Q-tip intincted with ash.

Annual Vestry Meeting – 10.15 am 7th March on Zoom and at St. Peter’s

The Vestry meeting will take place on Zoom at 10.15 am on Sunday 7th March. You can also attend in person at St. Peter’s Parish Room where there will be limited space available. Please email for the Zoom link.

If you would like to be nominated to serve for three years as a Petersham Common Conservator please email for a nomination form. Nominations close on Friday 5th March. To serve as a Conservator or vote in the election you have to be a Council Tax payer resident in the Parish of Petersham.

If you would like to be nominated for the position of Churchwarden please email your name and the names of your proposer and seconder by 10 am on Sunday 7thMarch. A paper nomination list is available at St Peter’s on Sundays also. To vote in the election of the Churchwardens you have to be on the Electoral Roll of St. Peter’s Church.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting – 10.30 am 7th March on Zoom and at St. Peter’s Church Parish Room

The APCM will take place immediately after the Vestry Meeting. Please email to request the Zoom link.

You can also attend in person at St. Peter’s Parish Room where there will be limited space available. If you wish to be nominated to serve as a member of the PCC for the next three years (there are three spaces available) please email your name and the names of your proposer and seconder by 10 am on Sunday 7th March. A paper nomination list is available at St Peter’s on Sundays also. To vote in the election of PCC members you must be on the Electoral Roll of St. Peter’s Church.

Electoral Roll of St. Peter’s Church

If you are not on the current roll and would like to have your name placed on the roll in time to vote at the APCM on 7thMarch please complete a form and return it by 21stFebruary to “The Electoral Roll Officer c/o The Vicarage, Bute Avenue, Petersham, Surrey, TW10 7AX” or return by email to

Forms are available from St. Peter’s on Sunday mornings at the services or by request on email.

Bill Crossley RIP

Bill died on the 21st January at home after a long period of ill health. Our thoughts and prayers go to Elizabeth and all Bill's family.

Bill served St Peter's and Petersham in a variety of ways over many years. Bill was perhaps best known at St Peter's through his work as Churchyard Secretary for 25 years. Unfortunately, the Covid restrictions mean that Bill's funeral will be held privately but we will find a way of honouring his memory in the future.

Giving to St Peter's in memory of Bill Crossley via Lodge Brothers

If you wish give a donation in Bill’s memory, please follow use this link:

Fortnightly recordings of services

We are sending out a recording next week.

“Live” Services have resumed at St Peter’s Church.

Social Distancing of “one metre plus mitigation” is in action in St Peter’s.

Please wear a face covering and use the hand sanitiser on entering the church and follow the one-way system to exit .

Lent Essays

This week please see attached an essay “Belief” by a local writer.

All Family Spring Quiz - Sunday Feb 21st 6pm

Dear All, The Quiz is back on zoom - pencils and paper ready, pull up a chair, get yourself with whatever you need to get those brain cells working...cup of tea, glass of wine...big piece of cake! Join us for the Spring Quiz. Children very welcome as there will be some questions for them. If you haven’t been on one of these before with St Peters please do join even if quizzes aren’t your’ll be put in a team and there is plenty of time during the quiz to have a catch up with familiar faces. We would love to have you join us. It’s a fun way to pass a dark wet Sunday night.

Please email the church for zoom login details if you are interested in joining. Also don’t worry if you have never used zoom before, contact the church if you would like to join, we would be delighted to help you get connected. - Anne-Marie Lewis

Sunday Club and Youth Group will continue on Zoom on Sunday Mornings in February and March, invitations will be sent to families by email.

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 is having a break next week (16th February) but will continue on Tuesday nights at 8 pm from 23rd February. New members are welcome email

Confirmation preparation for adults and young (and new date)

We are hoping to hold a Confirmation service with the Bishop of Kingston on Sunday, 2nd May (new date). Preparation will be individually organised using Zoom. If you would like to be Confirmed pleased contact Tim on the Parish Email.

The Bishop of Southwark will be livestreaming a Eucharist with sermon from his chapel at Bishop's House on Sundays at 9.30am,

This will be available via Bishop Christopher's twitter account (, and on the Diocesan Facebook page ( and YouTube channel (

Rt Revd Dr Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston’s Sermon for the Sunday before Lent

The Bishop’s sermon is now available at You can download an MP4 version from and the text from

Order your Easter Eggs from The Real Easter Egg Company

These are brilliant eggs, each with a leaflet telling The Easter Story. To order click on this link:

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:

Safeguarding arrangements at St Peter’s

The Parish Safeguarding Office for St. Peter’s is Fiona Sandford who can be contacted through

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.

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