Notices for 11th February 2018

Today 8.00
Holy Communion
Family Communion
Tuesday 9.00 Meditation Group – Belli Centre
Ash Wednesday 8.00
Holy Communion – Church
Evening Meditation – Church
Thursday 9.00
Meditation Group – Church
Mothers’ Union – Belli Centre – see below
Friday 9.00 Sunbeams – Belli Centre
Sunday 8.00
Holy Communion
Family Communion

Mothers’ Union will be meeting in the Belli Centre 8pm, on Thursday, 15th February Centre, when Molly Hoyle will talk about Mary Sumner, the person who started the MU organisation.  Molly will also be bringing along MU merchandise.  This is a great opportunity to find out more about MU – all welcome.  For more information, contact Lesley Binnell (07881 344965)

St Peter’s Walkers will meet at 10.20 am on Tuesday, 20th February at the Tower Hill Tram (coffee kiosk by the station) for a walk round the City, with lunch at Simpson’s Tavern in the City of London.  Sign the sheet at the back of church or contact Sheila Hornsby (07814 303194) for more details.

Sunbeams parent and toddler group, which runs every Friday in the Belli Centre, is very low on volunteers to help set up.  Can you arrive 15 minutes early to help?  Please inform Samantha Crook or Danielle White

Prayers for the Sick.  While we recognise the importance of praying for all those who have asked for our prayers, the intercessory prayer group proposes to put a time limit of a month on the list for Sunday morning intercessions.  This will encourage those people who ask us to pray to also give us updates on a regular basis and, if necessary, to ask for prayers to continue for a further month.  Please bear with us as we refine this new system.

Join our Coffee and Craft sessions on alternate Thursday mornings from 9.30-12.00 noon.  The next is Thursday, 22nd February in the Belli Centre.   Bring along your own projects or try a new one provided by the organisers.  Make birthday cards or finish off that knitting or crochet you have been meaning to complete!  No charge, but donations gratefully received.   For more information contact Pauline Davidson (07821 597440) or Lesley Binnell (07881 344965).

Lost property – if you have lost umbrellas, brown leather gloves, furry black mittens or a lens out of your spectacles – look in the lost property box or speak to a sidesperson.

This year’s Lent Course is on the theme of St Peter’s Rule of Life and is taking place in the Belli Centre at 8.00 pm on Wednesdays, ending by 9.30 pm with refreshments.  Each evening is stand- alone: come to as many as you can.

21st February – speaker to be confirmed

 28th February – Rev’d Canon Martin Wood: to help grow the church community through my time, talents and money

7th March – Lindsay Hurrell CHESS: to assist others and to serve the needs of the local community

21st March – Archdeacon Elizabeth: to share my faith through action and word

 Reverend Jane’s weekly sermons can now be found on the church website Look under Serving the ChurchPrayer and Bible Sermons  or go direct using:

Our Church magazine, The Key is published monthly and is excellent value at 50p per copy, or by annual subscription at £5.00.  This includes delivery, for those who live in the parish; otherwise a copy is reserved for collection from the back of church.  If you would like a subscription, please send your contact details to Mrs Kerry Oldfield at 1a Southall Way, Brentwood, CM14 5LS.   Alternatively, e-mail the same information to

 For enquiries concerning St Peter’s School Second-Hand School Uniform either orders or donations, please contact Cheryl lines via the School Office (215577).  We would ask that you do not leave bags of donated uniform/orders at the church, but contact Cheryl for guidance. 

The recently introduced Parish Giving Scheme benefits the church by giving a more certain and timely cash flow, which is very helpful for planning purposes.  Benefits to the individual are that your donation can be anonymous and can be index-linked.  Information packs are available at the back of the church; please take one if you haven’t already, and consider whether you could give this way.  If you need to know more, please contact Neil Hornsby, our Parish Giving Officer  (; 07980  941650)

Looking for a party venue?  The Belli Centre is available to  hire for private parties until 8pm. We can offer, at competitive  rates, a spacious, well-presented hall with up-to-date catering facilities, disabled access and a large car park.  To enquire about prices and availability, contact Katherine Ball, (; 215016).

Our newly formed St Peters Youth Group meets every other Thursday during term time and is looking for donations of games/activities to occupy children age 11+.  Also required are any unwanted beanbags to furnish a planned chill-out corner.  Lastly, does anyone has an interesting job or hobby and would be willing to spare an hour to share with the children one evening? Chris Gelderbloem (; 07939549384) would love to hear from you.