Notices for August 2017

Today 8.00
Holy Communion
Family Communion
Tuesday 9.00 Meditation Group – Belli Centre
Thursday 9.15 Meditation Group – Belli Centre
Holy Communion
Family Communion

There will be no new updates during August

– weekly updates will return in September

The Junior and Senior Quiz Groups will not meet during the school summer holidays, they will finish on 23rd July and return on 3rd September.   In addition, the Sunday Group will not meet on the 30th July.

St Peter’s Walkers are meeting 10.30am Tuesday 15th August at the Jolly Sailor, Basin Rd, Heybridge, CM9 4RS, which we will return to for lunch.  The walk is exposed so suggest you wear a hot and use sun cream.  Sign the sheet at the back of church or, if you want more information, contact Gill Strachan (822610) or Sheila Hornsby (224922).  Non-walkers welcome to join us for lunch.

The latest period of our Prayer Chain, whereby members of our congregation commit themselves for six months to pray daily for another randomly-selected participant, usually comes to an end at this time of year.  This year we are deferring issuing a new list until September, as we hope to advertise it to get more people involved.  So please look out for more information in September.

lan Ball (215016; would be pleased to hear from the parents of any child in Year 3 or above who wishes to join the Junior Choir, who meet every Friday evening 6.15-8pm.  In addition to rehearsing the music for services, the children also have individual training in music theory and aural and singing skills using the excellent Voice for Life scheme, produced by the RSCM . Regular attendance on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings (at least 70%) is expected.  This is a great opportunity for children to enhance their musical education as well as to gain enjoyment and satisfaction from singing together.

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. 


 Saturday, 16th September 11 – 4 pm

at the Cricket Club, Sandpit Lane

 Over the summer holidays could you sort out items to donate to the Fair?  Gill Bitschiné (229313) will be collecting bric-a-brac and tombola items and Kerry Oldfield (215062) or Pauline Davidson would appreciate your donations of preserves, toys and good/new soft toys.  Cakes – both individual and large cakes will be welcomed on the day.

Volunteers are needed to help with setting up and taking down, manning the bouncy castle, and car park duties. We also need people to organise the teas and coffees, and the cakes and preserves stalls.  If you are willing to help, or you would like a stall, please contact Pauline Davidson either by email or text – or mobile 07821 597440.

If anyone can assist with matched funding via their work, please also get in contact, as it would be great to boost the money raised.  Advertising space is also available to purchase in the programme; if interested contact Pauline Davidson.

If you have any other ideas for stalls or help that you might be able to offer contact Pauline or Kerry (; 215062)

If you wish to include someone in the prayers for intercessions, who is either sick or who has recently died, please give the details to one of the Churchwardens, Ruth Carter (210812) or Gill Strachan (822610).

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.

The Junior Quiz Group is looking for leaders and assistants to lead and support Bible based activity sessions for children in years 3 and 4 during the Sunday family service.  Teaching materials are provided, but a basic knowledge of the Bible and some experience with children would be useful.  Leaders should be confirmed and should expect to commit to about 2-3 sessions per term.  Contact Kerry Redman  (219215; for more details.

Sunbeams Parent and Toddler Group are urgently seeking extra hands to help set up the toys and tidy away on a Friday morning.  If you could help on an occasional Friday, please contact Danielle White 07816 50293.