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St Peter's Church "E News", Friday 5th March

Dear Member of St Peter's ,

I realise that not everyone will be able to attend this Sunday’s APCM on Zoom or in person so I have placed below the final paragraph of the Annual Report .

“In a year when St Peter’s faced many challenges, Rob Sandford and Brian Willman, our churchwardens have been outstanding in providing the wisdom and continuity in leadership that have been the crucial elements of our success. On behalf of the whole congregation, I would like to thank Rob and Brian, their deputies Gloria Viner and Louise Tumchewics, the members of the PCC and all the many other members of the congregation who have volunteered to support the worship and work of St. Peter’s Church in 2020 .”

I will pray for you all in the week ahead.

Tim

Canon Tim Marwood (Vicar of Petersham)

“Live” Services continue at St Peter’s Church.

As well as the lovely organ music we are enjoying the singing of a small group on the Lent Sundays. My thanks to Ben and the singers for their contribution to enhancing our worship.

(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 directions of the wardens to exit.)

Annual Vestry Meeting – 10.15 am 7th March on Zoom and at St. Peter’s

The Vestry meeting will take place on Zoom at 10.15 am next Sunday 7th March. You can also attend in person at St. Peter’s Parish Room where there will be limited space available. Please email st.peters.petersham@googlemail.com for the Zoom link.

If you would like to be nominated for the position of Churchwarden please email your name and the names of your proposer and seconder by 10 am on Sunday 7th March. A paper nomination list is available at St Peter’s on Sundays also. To vote in the election of the Churchwardens you have to be on the Electoral Roll of St. Peter’s Church.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting – 10.30 am 7th March on Zoom and at St. Peter’s Church Parish Room

The APCM will take place immediately after the Vestry Meeting. Please email st.peters.petersham@googlemail.com to request the Zoom link and a copy of the 2020 Annual Report and Accounts .You can also attend in person at St. Peter’s Parish Room where there will be limited space available. If you wish to be nominated to serve as a member of the PCC for the next three years (there are three spaces available) or Deputy Churchwarden please email your name and the names of your proposer and seconder by 10 am on Sunday 7th March. A paper nomination list is available at St Peter’s on Sundays also. To vote in the election of PCC members you must be on the Electoral Roll of St. Peter’s .

Fortnightly recordings of services

We are sending out a recording of Communion Service from St Peter's today.

Lent Essays

This week please see attached an essay “Direction” by a local writer.

Invitation to join St. Richard’s, Ham, Prayer Course for Lent

Sarah Atkins will be leading a prayer course for Lent on Thursday evenings, 8-8.45 pm on Zoom, beginning 25th February.

How do you Pray?

There are as many ways to pray as there are people! But over the centuries some ways of praying stand out as opening us to God’s presence. Join us for 5 short introductions to different types of prayer and a chance to have a go in the privacy of your own home. Contact Sarah with any questions or the zoom meeting details: strichardscurate@yahoo.com.

Sunday Club and Youth Group continue on Zoom on Sunday Mornings in March, 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 is continuing on Tuesday nights at 8 pm. New members are welcome email st.peters.petersham@googlemail.com

The Bishop of Southwark will be livestreaming a Eucharist with sermon from his chapel at Bishop's House on Sundays at 9.30am,

This will be available via Bishop Christopher's twitter account (twitter.com/bishopsouthwark), and on the Diocesan Facebook page (facebook.com/southwarkcofe) and YouTube channel (youtube.com/southwarkdiocese).

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.

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