St Peter's Church "E News" Friday 2nd October
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 8am Holy Communion (1662 Prayer Book) Service and The Parish Communion Service at 9.30am. Social Distancing of “one metre plus mitigation” will be in action. Please wear a face covering.
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 today, 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)
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.
ST PETERS ALL AGE QUIZ NIGHT - Sunday Oct 25th 5pm
In these strange and challenging Covid times we have reluctantly had to cancel our traditional Harvest parish celebration. However we can still gather as a parish community and have some fun. This year we will be having a zoom QUIZ NIGHT.
If anyone has joined a zoom quiz night over the last few months you will understand they can be lots of fun. This will be open to all ages (Including children) and there will be questions that all generations will be able to answer.
So grab a cup of tea or a glass wine, a pen and paper and your thinking cap and join us on Sunday 25th October at 5pm from the comfort of your own home or from your families or support bubbles. It should be great fun. Please let us know if you can join us so that we can allocate people to teams (all through the wonders of technology - it will all become apparent on the day). Login in details will be sent to you.
Also if you would like to join us but not used Zoom before and not sure how to access the software and use it, do contact us and we can help you get set up and familiar with it. It is free to use. (This is the brilliant idea of Anne-Marie Lewis! – Ed)
On Thursday 8th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 4th October
The readings for October are attached (Sunday Blue). In the same way the Anglican Homily attached. (Available via email with the "E News"
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.