Parish of Dunchurch with Thurlaston

'Worshipping God, sharing the love of Jesus and serving our community'

NEWS FROM THE VESTRY AND PCC

Church organ
We are currently in the process of decision-making about the church organ. If you  would like to see the report from the APCM meeting in March, please ask a church warden for a copy so you can familiarise yourselves about the organ.

The three events below are set around the delivery of a digital organ that we are fortunate to have on a trial basis for a week in June covering two Sunday services. Please take time to read the information below and put the dates in your diaries.

Saturday 23rd June, 3pm
COME AND JOIN
With Richard Goodhall - organ consultant from Church Organ World. Richard will give a demo of the digital organ and will answer any questions you may have as a congregation. There may be some of you that would prefer to ask him questions more informally afterwards and this you can do. The afternoon will probably be about an hour in length.

Thursday 28th June, 6pm
COME AND SING
An evening for us to sing together learning new and more well-known hymns, finishing with a selection of Taize songs. 

Saturday 30th June, 12.30pm
COME AND REFLECT
Tracey Daulman, our church organist, will be giving a lunchtime recital of organ music and will be playing both the church organ and the digital organ. 

As a congregation, your feedback is important - nearer the time you will find a questionnaire in the church for you to answer and return. Please take time to reflect and share your thoughts.Thank you.

Church Library

St Peter's Church now has a small library of books to browse and borrow. Details of the borrowing system are on the blue index box on the bookshelf.

Church rotas

We really need help with new faces to go on the rotas for coffee, sides-persons and cleaning. The more people we have, the less often it comes your turn! If you would be willing to help and allow us to continue these important services at St Peter's, please contact Lucy Shaw at L_cleaver@sky.com

Coffee mornings

Every third Friday of the month there is a coffee morning in the Village Hall at Thurlaston from 10.30am to 12.00pm.

Planned giving

It costs well over £1,000 per week to meet the running costs of our church. Please consider making a regular gift or review your current contribution. This can be done in church or through a bank standing order. The account sort code is 30-97-17 and account number is 01089602. If you pay tax please use this Gift Aid declaration form as this increases your gift by 25%. And if you are considering making or amending your Will, please do think about us.

Weddings and Baptisms

Enquiries about weddings or baptisms should be addressed to Rev Patricia Townshend on 01788 461987 or by email: revptownshend@gmail.com.

We are currently looking for someone to assist Pat with weddings. We also need people who would assist with marriage preparation courses - one day per year. A couple would be ideal but not essential. If you feel God is calling you to this task please speak with Pat.

Funerals

Funerals or matters concerning the churchyard should be addressed to Rev Patricia Townshend on 01788 461987 or by email: revptownshend@gmail.com or Chris Sarson on 01926 632408. 

The Battle’s Over – A National Tribute’ – 11 November 2018

The church bell ringers intend to participate in this 'National Tribute' to mark 100 years since the end of World War 1A nationwide project backed by all key military organisations celebrating the centenary of the ending of World War One. Bells will ring out across the country at 7.05pm on that day. At Dunchurch we intend to participate in this special event and are looking to recruit more ringers.

Our bell ringers ring for Sunday services and practice on a Wednesday evening. If you are interested in having a go, please contact Mike Bennett, the Tower Captain on: 01788 814304.