Barn Dance

The Circle of Friends is hosting a barn dance at St Peter’s on Friday 25th October 2013 at 7.00pm – live music, nibbles and a great time!

Tickets are priced at £5.00 per person. If you would like to purchase a ticket please see David Punshon or Val Hilton.

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Curate on the move

It has been announced that (subject to the usual conditions) Revd Andrew Dowsett has been appointed Minster Priest of Sunderland Minster in Durham Diocese.

Andrew, Jo, and the family are hoping to move in November.

Further details to follow.

It has also been announced that there will be a new Curate at St Peter’s and St James’ from summer 2014, and that (subject to the usual conditions) this will be David Collier.

40 Years A Reader

Earlier this month, the Bishop of Warrington joined us for a very special service marking Peter Gladney reaching 40 years as a Reader, or Licensed Lay Minister (LLM).

Peter regularly leads or preaches at our services. Read the interview with him on the Liverpool Diocese website.

The service was followed by a bring-and-share lunch. Peter writes:

“Huge thanks to everyone for making last Sunday such a memorable and enjoyable celebration. Additional thanks for all your cards, best wishes and for your most generous gift. Also to those who took part in the service and all who helped in any way with arrangements for the ‘Bring & Share.’ Next milestone – 50 years!”

Peter will be leading our Harvest Festival on Sunday 22 September, along with our other LLM, Lynn McAllister.

Harvest

Sunday 22 September will be our Harvest Festival.

This year we will be supporting the Southport Soup Kitchen and the Shoreline Food Bank. Though we already support these two local charities on an ongoing basis, in view of the current needs in our society we felt that they would be appropriate recipients of our gifts this year.

Please bring non-perishable items only to our 10:45am service. Suggestions include: milk (UHT or powdered); sugar; fruit juice carton; soup; pasta; pasta sauce; tinned vegetables, meat, fish, or pudding; tea bags; instant coffee; rice; biscuits.

Even one extra item in your regular shop can make a big difference.

If, however, you wish to make cash donations, these will be forwarded to Christian Aid, whose resources we shall be using in our service.