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New Beginnings

After the warmest summer on record for the UK as a whole, it’s that time of year when the nights get longer, the days cooler and the roads get busier as we return from vacations and the children begin their new school term, many experiencing a new beginning as they head to school for the first time, or move up to the daunting experience of secondary school.

At St Peter’s our new beginning also encompasses our search for a new vicar. The process has taken a big step forwards as the PCC has agreed the Parish Profile brochure and asked the Bishop of Guildford to advertise the Post of Vicar of Hersham. Exciting times! Please do continue to pray that the Holy Spirit will encourage a suitable candidate to feel called to join us.

There’s also the opportunity for a new beginning in faith with a Getting Started course beginning this month.

Of course also our young peoples’ groups, including Family Time at 4, also begin again this month after their summer breaks.

Dates to Remember

Getting Started

Our Getting Started and Confirmation Classes will start on Tuesday September 11th at 8pmThese discussion groups are for anyone who wants to start exploring the Christian faith, or who wants a refresher, or who is preparing to become a full member of the church through confirmation.

The classes will be split into two parts so that people considering confirmation can start their exploration before making a full commitment.

For more information contact Sheila Samuels on 01932 224991 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Sunday 16th September

 

New Mass Setting

Rob Stafford has been working hard with singers throughout the summer and at our 10am service he will be unveiling a brand new Mass setting, which he has written which combines new material with familiar hymn tunes. Make a note in your diary and please bring your friends.

 

Family Time at 4

Also on September 16thFamily Time at 4pm returns. Fun and fellowship for all the family. Once a month on the 3rd Sunday, share tea together, enjoy a bible story, craft and games and take home a Christian message. Activities are planned for 4-8 year olds but children of all ages are welcome.

 

Saturday 29th September - Harvest Supper

This year’s harvest supper will be from 6.30pm in the Church Hall.
 
Tickets are £7.50 for adults and £5 for under 12's. If you’d like to come, please add your name to the list at the back of church or contact Sarah at the Parish Office.

If you are willing to provide a Lancashire Hotpot and/or Apple Crumble for 6 people please add your name to the list at the back of church.

Sunday 30th September – Music to Calm the Soul

To complete the weekend and prepare for the rigours of the week ahead, at 7pm, bring a pillow/cushion for your back and slippers for your feet and join us for an hour or so of soothing sounds and classical music to ease the stresses and strains of the week. Music to Calm the Soul is an escape for anyone who wants to take time out in a place of peace, quiet and tranquillity, where our own clamour is silenced and the presence of God can be savoured.

Please join us from 6:40pm for refreshments.

Sunday 7th October – Harvest Festival

Our main Harvest celebration will be at our 10am All-Age Worship. We will be giving thanks for all God’s gifts to us and, together with local schools, collecting for the Walton & Hersham Foodbank.

Young People’s Activities

   

The full programme of activities for young people at St Peter’s continues.

Gems
Gems meet at 10am-12pm in the church hall. Fun and play for babies and younger toddlers at Mini Gems on Monday and Little Gems for the under 5’s on Tuesday.
Young Vines
Our under 5’s and their people meet every Friday during term time at 10:00am for songs, stories, prayers, craft, refreshments and (of course) a chat.

Sunday Club and Sparks

On the 1st Sunday of the month, we are all in Church for All-age Morning Worship at 10am
On the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month, there is Children’s Church for all primary aged children at 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church Hall. This is an opportunity for children to praise and worship through action songs, interactive Bible stories and their own prayers, including two groups of age-related activities.
On the 3rd Sunday of the month Sunday Club (under 8 years) is in Church at 10 a.m. with children’s storytime in the side room during the sermon. SPARKS (ages 8 and up) meets at 10 a.m. in Church and then moves to the Church Hall for a varied programme of activities, discussion, fun and games.


Please see St Peter's website for more details.

Parents are welcome to come along to help new children settle and get to know our team of leaders.

TAG (Teens And God) 

Our Club for the older children and young adults meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month.Everyone in secondary school and sixth form college welcome.See the schedule for the rest of the year on St Peter’s website under the Children tab.


 
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