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St Peter's Church "E News" , Friday 22nd January

Dear Members of St Peter’s Church,

At the moment we are in the season of Epiphany leading to Candlemas. We are trying to concentrate on signs of hope and how we can use our gifts to support one another during these long weeks of lockdown.

I have been very encouraged by the natural signs of growth around us such as the snowdrops pushing through the earth. As we look for signs of Spring in the Natural World let us encourage each other in renewing our life of Faith, Prayer and Growth as a Parish.

I will pray for you all in the week ahead.


Canon Tim Marwood (Vicar of Petersham)

Fortnightly recording of services

We are sending out a recording today for Sunday’s Service.

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 .

Sunday Club and Youth Group will continue on Zoom on Sunday Mornings in January and February, 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 continuing on Tuesday nights at 8 pm. New members are welcome email

Confirmation preparation for adults and young

We are hoping to hold a Confirmation service with the Bishop of Kingston on Sunday, 28th February. Preparation will be individually organised using Zoom. If you would like to be Confirmed pleased contact Tim on the Parish Email.

Fast deliveries of essentials and ingredients from Supermarkets

The latest lockdown restrictions may be making it harder to get delivery slots. These are some alternatives that you may find useful in the coming weeks and if you have success elsewhere please let Kate Stapleton know via the Parish Office:

Sainsbury’s Chop Chop ( – this is an app that you download. Get 20 items in 60 minutes. The minimum spend is £15 and delivery is £4.99

“Rapid Waitrose” (online) offers same-day Waitrose grocery delivery (within 2 hours) and £10 minimum basket spend.

Milk and More ( – The Milkman. The deliveries are made at night, so it is good to have a secure container for your food in case the foxes find it before you do. The phone number is 0345 606 3606.

The fifth of our Archdeacons' online services, produced by Ven Simon Gates, is now available on our Diocesan YouTube channel at

An mp4 of the service can be downloaded from, and an mp4 of the sermon 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.

* photo of a drawing by Anne Abercrombie

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