St Peter's Church "E News" Friday 25th September
Dear Member of St Peter’s Church,
In this fast changing environment, we may have to fine tune our arrangements for services. Please check each Friday for any announcements in this “E News”.
This Sunday there will be The Parish Communion Service at 9.30am. Social Distancing of “one metre plus mitigation” will be in action. Adults and young people over 11 are asked to wear a face covering ,children under 11 only need to wear a face covering in the Junior Church in the Parish Room
During the 9.30 am Service we will be holding Junior Church in the Parish Room. Invitations have been sent out in advance. Youth Group will follow straight afterwards.
The introduction of the “Rule of 6” has changed some of our arrangements. Sadly, we have had to cancel both this year’s Harvest Social gatherings, but we are going to try an online Harvest Quiz later in October. Details to follow
Refreshments after the morning service are on hold for the moment, I would encourage you to stay behind afterwards for a while and “Chat in Church”
I will pray for you all in the week ahead.
Canon Tim Marwood (Vicar of Petersham)
Harvest Festival Collection Today
At the request of the Richmond Food Bank we will not be collecting food this year, this is because generous donations have enabled the Food Bank to meet the increasing demand for supplies. Instead, please support the Foodbank in raising money to purchase an additional and larger van to help them with increased need. Please follow this link to donate: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?campaignId=11165
Evensong Sunday 4th October at 5pm at St. Peter’s. All are welcome
Sung by The Petersham Consort and Ben Driver. Please come and support this service and bring your friends.
On Thursday 1st October at 11.30 am there will be a short Holy Communion Service in St. Peter’s using the traditional language of the Prayer Book. We are hoping that members who are shielding will consider attending this service as the social distancing will be at least 2 metres.
The Zoom Prayer Group on Tuesday nights at 8 pm has started again please email the Parish Office if you wish to join.
Safeguarding arrangements in the Diocese of Southwark and St Peter’s
The new Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Hugh Constant. His telephone numbers are 020 3874 6743 (24 hours service) /
020 7939 9423 (office hours only) / 07982 279713
The Parish Safeguarding Office for St. Peter’s is Fiona Sandford who can be contacted through email@example.com
From Thursday 24 September, businesses and venues that are already required to collect visitor details for test and trace must display the NHS QR code posters for visitors. We have displayed our unique QR code for our premises around the church for you to scan to ‘check-in- for test and trace purposes. A Smart Phone is required for this and the NHS Covid-19 App. We will continue to use arrangement that are already in place for Track and Trace for those who do not have a Smart Phone.
The Readings and Homily for Sunday 27th September
The readings for September are attached (Sunday Blue) for this coming Sunday’s recorded service you need to scroll down through the file to pages 4. In the same way the Anglican Homily attached is on page 7.
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.