St Peter's, Dunchurch

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

NEWS FROM THE VESTRY AND PCC

The Christian Bookshop re-opens
The Christian Bookshop will re-open on Monday 6 July. It will be open 6 days a week with reduced hours until September (when they hope to resume normal hours).

OPENING TIMES:
MONDAY                     10.00 – 2.00
TUESDAY                    10.00 – 2.00
WEDNESDAY              10.00 – 1.00
THURSDAY                 10.00 – 2.00
FRIDAY                        10.00 – 2.00
SATURDAY                 10.00 – 2.00


The safety of staff and customers are their priority and they will observe government regulations in the shop, distancing where possible and asking customers to use the hand sanitiser provided on entering the shop and if required, use the gloves provided. The Healing Centre will be open from Wednesday 8 July 1.30 – 3.30pm, similar procedures will be followed. 

7 Castle Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2TP. Tel: 01788 542852. Email: cbs_rugby@yahoo.co.uk


Changes to services during the coronavirus pandemic

Online services

We currently provide online church services for you to join in with at home. We are also sharing more content via our Facebook page. If you would like to join a prayer meeting via a group phone or video call, please email us so that we can send you further details.


    What'sApp group so that we can share daily readings, prayer requests, encouragements and testimonies, please email us with your mobile number if you are interested in doing this.

    We encourage you to pray for 5 people and their wellbeing during this time. Ideas of how you could do this include: 

    - using prayer bands (tie 5 knots) 
    - use the TKC mug 5 times a day 
    - write the names of 5 people on your bathroom mirror so you remember them when brushing your teeth.
    - additional ideas can be found here.
     
    If you are interested in joining an online Bible study group, please let us know so that we can send you further information. 
     
    We would like to hold a 'prayer moment' where we all commit to pray at a certain time of the day using the Lord’s Prayer.  for a Bible study on the Lord’s Prayer.

    Journey through the 11 days of praying using a number of these family-friendly resources:

    - the Family Prayer Adventure map and app 
    - listen to the daily podcasts 
    - listen to the journal for deeper exploration
    - pray together as a family, at meals times and before bed.
    - read the bible together, the Jesus Story book bible is excellent! 

    Consider setting up a prayer space in your home. For example, you could have a light station where you light a candle and commit to lighting up the world in prayer so that others would come to know and experience the Hope of Jesus.  for a range of ideas that you could adapt for your home.
     

Rugby Foodbank 

At this time Rugby Foodbank urgently needs extra donations to support those in need. Find out how you can help. 

St Peter's - an eco church

We are delighted to announce that the diocese is now a Bronze Eco Diocese. Bishop Christopher announced that the diocese of Coventry has been awarded the Bronze Eco Diocese Award by A Roche UK. Coventry is only the 6th diocese in England and Wales to receive this award. Well done! 


St Peter's Church is on its way to becoming a more eco-friendly church and we're working towards our eco church bronze award through UK A Rocha, a Christian charity ‘caring for God’s earth. For more information, please have a word with Chris Sarson or Jackie Hesketh. 

Saturday Gardening

Anyone willing to help with the weeding, trimming, strimming, mowing etc. is very welcome. Coffee and doughnuts mid-morning. Come and join us.

Promoting a Safer Church

Please note that this policy: 'Promoting a Safer Church' is displayed on the church noticeboard.

Junior church - if you would like to join the Junior church team (volunteers don't need to lead the children's sessions but can simply support our leaders, if they wish) get in touch with the children's team. 

Bell 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.

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 get in touch via the contact page.

Looking back at our Ride & Stride

A few photos from the Ride & Stride event on Saturday 8 September 2018. Five of our congregation rode 20 miles and visited 7 churches to raise money for the Historic Churches Trust & St Peter's Church.