Saturday, 27 January 2007

Parish News - December 2006

The clergy and staff wish everybody a blessed Christmas and a peaceful and happy New Year.

We were sad to hear the news of the death of Joan Gould, who died on 8th December after a long illness. Our sympathy goes to her husband and family. Joan was a volunteer in the St. Peter’s Coffee Room and she will be much missed.

In the middle of November, Chloe Deas was baptised in St. Peter’s. Our prayers and best wishes to Chloe and her family and friends.

Mary Gardiner and John Burton will be married in St. Mary’s on Saturday 6th January. Join us in wishing them every blessing on their wedding day and on their life together.

David Smith is making good progress after his triple bypass.

Dorothy Tuckwood, who looked after the cleaning of the Church Office for many years, as well as the church itself, is ill in hospital at present.

BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions was recorded live in St. Peter’s on Friday 8th December. The panel included the Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander, Secretary of State for Transport and Scotland; David Laws, Lib Dem spokesman on Work and Pensions; the Rt. Hon. Kenneth Clarke, and Anne Atkins.

The Epiphany Candlelit Service will be held on Sunday 7th January in St. Mary’s at 6.30pm.

On Sunday 28th January, at 10.45am. the Annual Celebration of Justice will be held in St. Mary’s, and the main Eucharist that day will be at 6.30pm. that evening.

St. Mary’s Patronal Festival will be held this year on Sunday evening, 4th February, at 6.30pm.

A Confirmation Service will be held in St. Peter’s on Sunday 18th March 2007 at 6.30pm. Anybody who is interested in being confirmed or in some sort of renewal of their confirmation, please speak to one of the clergy as soon as you can.

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