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" E News from St. Peter's, Friday 23rd April


Dear Member of St Peters,

This week I would like to thank those who have maintained our ministry to young people online and in person since the beginning of the pandemic. Katharine von Schubert set the ball rolling with Zoom sessions for Sunday Club from April – July last year. Hannah Jones and Rachel Ferguson, our Youth Leaders, ran Zoom sessions for the Youth Group from April and then took over running sessions both for Sunday Club and Youth Group from September, continuing almost without a break providing a continuity which young people and their parents have valued greatly.

We are hoping that we will be able to return to holding live activities for young people in the Parish Room during the 9.30 services on Sundays soon. Please watch this space for news!

I will pray for you in the week ahead.

Tim

Canon Tim Marwood (Vicar of Petersham)

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

Sunday the 25th April 9.30am Parish Communion with a Presentation to The Revd Norma Osborne

Sunday the 2nd May 8.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

9.30am Confirmation Service with The Bishop of Kingston

Sunday the 9th May 9.30am Parish Communion including Presentation to the Church Architect

10.30am Socially distanced wreath laying at the grave of Capt.George Vancouver in the churchyard

Thursday the 13th May 11.30am Ascension Day Service with additional social distancing


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

all seats will be allocated in advance for this Service

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

Eucharist for 4th Sunday of Easter, Archdeacon of Lewisham & Greenwich

The Eucharist for the 4th Sunday of Easter video, put together by the Archdeacon of Lewisham & Greenwich, is now available to download from our website. You can find it, along with a pdf of the sermon, 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.

Sunday Club and Youth Group continue on Zoom on Sunday Mornings for the rest of April and in May, invitations are 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 – The Prayer Group will meet on THURSDAY Evenings at 8pm 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 is 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 to our faith in these times when church might not feel normal. If you would like to join us please contact St Peter's Parish Office for further information. All are welcome.

The link for the next recorded service will be distributed on Friday 30th April.

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

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.


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.


· 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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