Please note that we have now started our one year trial period of removing some of the pews at St Peter's, these being the side rows on the north side of the church. These have now been taken away and are stored securely. The necessary Diocesan permissions for this trial have been given. We shall experiment with different types of chairs and seting configurations to see which work best. We hope to arrange some social events in the near future so that everybody can see the possibilities that open up when the interior space is more flexible. Do please give it a try, sit in the seats, come to a social event at church and let us know your thoughts in due course.
An activity afternoon for children with their families or carers
St Peter’s church, Thursday 6th June 3.00 -5.30pm (come when you can after school)
Fun, crafts, songs, games and food with a world-wide theme
Please text Andrea 07866 723301 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 4th June if you would like to come. Please let us know of any dietary requirements.
Keeping relationships special
Morris and Judith Rodhamare running a "Keeping relationships special" course for all couples in mixed gender relationships from Friday 21st June to Sunday 23rd June. This is a full weekend, Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, based at the Rodgam's in Thurlaston. There is no group sharing on the course and no-one else need know anything about your relationship. The course will have some Christian foundations but there is no requirement to have any sort of faith to attend and benefit.
Full details can be obtained from Morris or Malcolm Garratt or by sending an e mail through this site.
Please note that this year's Thurlaston fete will be held on 6th July from 2.00pm with the theme of "An Olde English Midsummer". All are welcome and the proceeds are split between Thurlaston Village Hall and St Edmund's Church.
A new page has been added to the site called "Vicar's musings and sermons" in which our vicar, Malcolm Garratt, will upload his most recent sermons and comment on matters which interest him - his blog.
Please note that every third Friday of the month there will be a coffee moring in the Village Hall at Thurlaston from 10.30 to 12.00.
There is a new link from this site to the Tearfund "If" campaign. This campaign aims to combat hunger and bring this world problem to the fore in political discussions. It enlists the support of churches.
SEARCH (St Edmund's Additional Rural Church) meets on Sunday afternoons (4pm to 6pm) at the home of Archdeacon Morris Rodham, 3 The Gardens, Thurlaston. This is aimed at those who prefer a more informal church gathering or have not been to a traditional church service for some time. However all are most welcome. See the calendar for more details.
A new "Parishioner Profile" has been added to the site, featuring Barrie and Sylvia Shield. In addition some new pictures have been added to the Church Life part of the album featuring the Gardeners' and cleaners' social evening, the "Big Clean up" at St Peter's and the Advent Quiet Day in December 2012. Also, don't miss the "Cycling vicar"!
The St Peter's Music Group has recently been formed and has accompanied several services. If you would like to join in singing or playing an instrument with worship music do speak to Malcolm, Jayne (01788 519987) or Frances (01788 815638). Rehearsals are normally on a Wednesday. .
Bellringers for St Peter's are wanted. They ring for Sunday services and practice night is Wednesday. If you are interested in having a go, please contact Mike Bennett (see poster in church).