Notices for 18th June 2017

Today 8.00
Holy Communion
Family Communion
Monday 10.30 St Peter’s Walkers – see below
Tuesday 9.00 Meditation Group – Belli Centre
Thursday 9.15
Meditation Group – Belli Centre
Thursday at Two – Belli CentreYouth Club – Belli Centre
Friday 9.15 Sunbeams – Belli Centre
Second Sunday of Trinity 8.00
Holy Communion
Family Communion

 A Parish Tea Party will be held today 2-4pm in the Belli Centre (and the patio if fine).  To give an idea of numbers, please sign the sheet at the back of church, but people are welcome to drop in on an impromptu basis at any time to come and enjoy cream teas and cakes.  If you can offer any cakes, Pauline Davidson or would love to hear from you.

St Peter’s Walkers are meeting 10.30am Monday 19th, at the Viper Pub, Mill Green stopping at the Red Lion, Margaretting for lunch.  Contact Sheila Hornsby (07814 303194) or sign the sheet at the back of church

We need more people to join the rota to serve refreshments after the 9.45 Sunday service, you would be on about every 6-7 weeks.  For more information, contact Lauren Bowyer (07919 493435).

Holiday cover is needed for cleaning the church and Belli Centre for 15-29 July and 10-15 August, with duties on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week.  Payment can be arranged.  For more information, contact Churchwarden Ruth Carter (210812).

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)

Mothers Union have organised an ‘open to all’ trip to Barnards Farm, West Horndon on Friday 7th July, 6.30 pm.  The cost is £10.50 per head and includes an introductory talk, walk round the gardens and refreshments.  If you wish to attend sign the list at the back of church, for catering purposes.  Contact Rosemary Dawson (821466; or for further details.

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).


The South Weald Patronal Festival runs from Tuesday, 27th June to Friday 7th July.  All event and activity details can be found in the full colour programme now on sale at £1.50.  The programme also allows you entry into the School fete (price on the door £2.00).

The Festival relies on a huge amount of support from our local community, we need help in the following areas:

–   Selling programmes door-to-door in the parish, there is a list of streets at the back of church and if you can help, please sign up or speak to Chris Luck (227595).

–   Can you spare an hour or two on the Saturday 1st and /or Sunday 2nd? Stewards are needed for the church, tower and car park and the orange board at the back of church gives hourly slots that you can sign up to.

–   Friends of St Peter’s are running a Bottle Tombola at the school fete and would appreciate any bottles you can donate.  Either bring them to the fete on the Saturday or give them to Alan Dawson (821466).

–   There are a number of other areas where any help (however small) would be greatly appreciated. To see where you can help, there is a “Can You Help” slip at the back of church.  Please fill this out with your details and tick where you can help and place it in the box at the back of church

Finally, we are looking for runners young and old (and in-between) to take part in this year’s Fun Run in Weald Park on Sunday afternoon, 2nd July.  For further details, please contact Sara Rose (227270).

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.