News Sheet - 10 October 2010

Looking Ahead (Cont)
Thursday 21
Sunday 24
Saturday 30
Saturday 6
7.30 pm Concert by Canterbury Singers in the Church which will
include works celebrating the bi-centenary of the birth of SS Wesley.
Tickets £10 at the door.
6.30 pm Annual UNA Service in the Cathedral. Preacher – The
Revd the Lord Griffiths. Dr Leslie Griffiths is Methodist
Superintendent at Wesley’s Chapel City Road and ex President of
the Methodist Conference.
10 am – 4 pm Whole World Fair. If you would like to run a stall for
a charity you support, please speak to Joy Sharman (01227 760680
or [email protected]). Offers of help at the Fair will be
gratefully received.
10.00 – 12 noon Coffee morning and Christmas Fair at Old Wives
Lees Methodist Church including cakes, gifts and Traidcraft stalls
On the 14 November we shall have a Remembrance Service and I should like us to share
our remembrances. The remembrances we have among us are likely to be very varied and
because of our very different backgrounds sometimes perhaps conflicting: this can be
If you would be willing to share in this service of worship but would first like to talk over those
experiences please talk with me. .Write it down if that's easier. Talk over them among
yourselves too and share that with me. Names are not needed.
‘Prepared to Care’ is the name of a short course being prepared for Pastoral
Visitors/Contacts and anyone else involved in the pastoral care of others, including children,
in the Circuit. The course will be held at Faversham United Church on 4 consecutive
Tuesday afternoons in October and November from 2.30 – 4.00 pm. The course will be led
by the Revds Debbie Hodgson and John Bown and will cover the following areas:
12 October
Christians and Pastoral Care
19 October
Visiting - including the sick & hospitalised
26 October
Listening – Hearing with Care
2 November
Bereavement and loss
Copies of the flier regarding the course are available for each Pastoral Visitor/Contact from
the shelf in the Vestibule. If you require transport from Canterbury contact John, tel: 01227
Full-time Gardner wanted for private garden at Hopebourne, Harbledown, tel: 01227
Items for the next Notice Sheet should be with me by 10.00 pm on Wednesday.
Jenny Devenish, 01227 456359, email [email protected]
St Peter’s Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BE
Charity No. 1128069
St Peter’s is a full member of Churches Together in Canterbury
St Peter’s and the other churches in the St Augustine’s Circuit are Fair Trade Churches.
Sunday – 10 October 2010
Gospel Reading: Luke 4:16-30
We are delighted to welcome everyone to St Peter’s, especially students and people visiting
Canterbury. If this is your first visit please introduce yourself to one of the Stewards or the
Minister and sign the Visitors’ Book on the table in the Church Vestibule.
Everyone is welcome to enjoy fellowship over tea, coffee or squash after the morning service.
Visitors and newcomers are especially welcome to stay.
10.00 am
Service at Old Wives Lees Chapel led by Dr Eileen Tresidder
10.30 am
Morning Worship & Junior Church
The Service will be in recognition of World Mental Health Day and will be
led by Mr Graham Gibbens
God Loves Us based on Romans 8:31-39
Church Stewards: Margaret Anderson, Angela Gibbens & Simon Arnold
3.00 pm
3.00 pm Service in Stelling Village Hall led by Mr Ralph Bradshaw
6.30 pm
Evening Worship
The Service will be led by Mr Edwin Hodgson
Church Steward: Margaret Anderson
Lesson Readers: Tony & Judy Eldridge
Copies of the 2010/11 Methodist Prayer Handbook: God’s Open Word are available in
The Vestibule, price £2.85. If you would like a copy please take one and give your money to
Jenny Devenish.
Speak to the Stewards for details of the Crèche which is available during the Morning Service
and if you need a large print copy of the Hymn Book or Bible. There. is a Hearing Aid Loop
System in the Church. Users should switch to the ‘‘T’ position.
Minister – The Revd Geoff Boxer
Circuit Office: 01227 459449 E-mail: [email protected]
Notices for 4 - 10 October 2010
Monday 11
7.30 pm Gateway meets. Representative from Furley Page: Power of
Tuesday 12
2.30 – 4.00 pm Prepared to Care Course for Pastoral Visitors/Contacts
and anyone else involved in the pastoral care of others, including
Children, in the Circuit begins at Faversham United Church. The
course will be led by the Revds Debbie Hodgson and John Bown
First Session: Christians and Pastoral Care. If you require transport
from Canterbury contact John, tel: 01227 764876.
7.30 pm Dancing on the Edge House Group meets to discuss Churchy
God by Colin Morris.*
Wednesday 13 10.00 am Holy Communion in the Church led by Revd John Bown
10.30-12 noon Wednesday Morning Coffee will be served in the
7.00 – 9.00 pm Usual Suspects (school years 9 – 13) meets at the
7.45 pm Towards a New Understanding of Jesus - An Unfinished
Journey – please see notice opposite.
7.45 pm Bridge House Group meets Rediscovering God – The Too-big
Thursday 14
1.30 pm Pebbles Group for toddlers and their parents/carers.
6.45 pm Group with No Name (school years 6 – 8) meets at he Church.
Friday 15
9.00 – 10.30 am Friday Coffee/Drop-in for parents/carers
8.00 pm Choir Practice
Saturday 16
10.00 – 3.30 pm Women’s Network Eastern Area Day: Picture This!
Exploring our Faith through Art led by Sarah Middleton and
Stephen Skinner, including an exhibition of Art and Craft. Venue –
Trinity United Church, Union Road, Deal, CT14 6EA.
7.30 pm Music at St Peter’s Concert featuring Zephyr Wind (Clarinet,
Bassoon, French Horn, Flute). Tickets £12 from Jenny Devenish or
at the door.
For Our Prayers this week
Thought for the Week:
“If we cannot do great things
We can do small things with great love”
Mother Teresa
Prayer for the Week:
Enrich us with the gifts of your grace O God,
That we may have a greater obedience to your will,
A more fervent love of our neighbour
And a stronger thirst for the truth of your word;
Through Christ our Lord.
William Tyndale (1494-1536)
We pray for all who are unwell and may be unable to get to church, especially Elizabeth
Leverett, Doreen Crothall, May Gurr, John and Hazel Burgess, Jack and Sylvia
Gibbons, Muriel Kempthorne, Margaret Withers, Ron Bevan, Olive Cutting, Mary
Dives, Helen Davis, Revd Peter Neatham who has been unwell recently. We also
remember Maurice Gann who goes into hospital for an operation this coming week.
We were sorry to hear of the death of Margaret Green from Old Wives Lees last weekend.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Peter Bartlett, and
the rest of the family. Margaret’s funeral service will be on 29 October at 2.00 pm at Charing
followed by a Thanksgiving Service at Old Wives Lees Chapel at 3.00 pm,
BOOKS NEEDED: Once again Ichthus will be running a used book stall for the Whole World
Fair on 30 October. If you have any books to donate, please give them to Beth or leave
them in the upper room. Thanks!
9.30 am
Morning Prayer at St John’s Church, Barham (Mrs Christine Rogers)
10.00 am
Service at Old Wives Lees Chapel led by Revd Ted Bishop
Towards a New Understanding of Jesus - An Unfinished Journey – The first meeting of
the evening group will gather in the Wesley Room - in the main vestibule, on the right. This
will be a conversation between us arising out of our reading of Studies 1 and 2 in the booklet
of the above name. Ted Bishop has copies if you plan to come. You may buy one anyway!
Price £5.
For details of the morning and evening groups between now and Christmas there is a
leaflet on the shelves in the vestibule. Also available a coloured leaflet with an introduction
to the book.
10.30 am
Morning Worship & Junior Church
The Service will led by Revd Geoff Boxer
Church Stewards: Macdonald Mauchaza, Sue Floyd & Kaye Merrywest
Lesson Readers: Jemima Wade & Ruth Denton
Monday 18
Sunday 17 October 2010
6.30 pm
Evening Worship
The Service will be led by Mr Ron Trivasse
Church Steward: Macdonald Mauchaza
Lesson Readers: Sheila & Bernard Powell
*Not at the Church. For more information contact Jenny Devenish
Looking Ahead
Wednesday 20
8.00 pm Concert by the Dolce Singers - Music for Reflections
featuring works by Bach, Teleman, Schultz and Palestrina. Tickets
£10 (£8 concessions) from Festival Box Office or Adriana Perera,
01227 458625.
7.30 pm Music at St Peter’s Festival Concert featuring Sacconi
Quartet: Beethoven Series No 2. Tickets £15 in advance from Jenny