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E News from St Peter's, Friday 30th April

Dear Member of St Peters,

This week I would like to thank those who have participated in the recorded Services that have been distributed during the past year. We have been very fortunate to have available singers of the quality of Henry Capper Allen, Elizabeth Benedetto, Jessica Buchanan-Barrow, Nigel Edwards, Lizzy Humphries, Martin Johnson, Nick Richmond-Smith ,Miranda Rogers, Stuart Turnbull, Mary Tregallas, Katharine von Schubert, Jon Snow Rebecca Outram, Coco and Freddie Ursell and instrumentalists Simon Bennett, Mark Brafield, Paul Crew, Edward Driver, Francoise Robinson and The Squirrels Band. Readings were provided by Jane Marwood, Stuart Turnbull and Suszie Vignoles. The Service recordings have enabled our congregation to continue to worship and provided also an opportunity for the participation of people who would not normally be able to attend St Peter’s .In missional terms this is described as developing the “reach” of a church and is one of the developments of the past year which has brought about an increase in the impact of St Peter’s .We were very fortunate indeed to have in Ben Driver , our Director of Music, someone with the requisite skills and vision to take forward the mission of St Peter’s in a new way at a moment of great challenge .

The link for the next recorded service will be distributed today .

“Live “activities for young people in the Parish Room during the 9.30 Services restart this Sunday followed by Youth Group meetings at 10.45apm. Please see below :

I will pray for you in the week ahead.

Tim

Canon Tim Marwood (Vicar of Petersham)

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.

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


Dates

Sunday 2nd May - 9.30am -10.10am Junior Church , 10.45am to 11.30am Youth Group

Sunday 9th May - 9.30am -10.10am Junior Church , 10.45am to 11.30am Youth Group

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.

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

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 5th Sunday of Easter, Archdeacon of Lewisham & Greenwich

The Eucharist for the 5th Sunday of Easter video, put together by the Archdeacon of Lambeth, is now available to download from our website. You can find it, along with the text and a video 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.

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 sent by email today

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.

· 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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