St Peter and St Paul’s Church News

Ladies Friendship Circle
‘My Journey’ by Audrey Baker was the subject of our meeting on March 24th, Audrey told us of her life journey going to church as a youngster and how, after an eighteen year gap she started to go to the Methodist Church. She told us how she became a preacher.
The meeting closed with a question and answer session and our usual refreshments.
On Monday 8th May we combined with the Methodist Monday Night Ladies to hear a talk by Jackie Bullen, the new Curate at the Parish Church.
She gave a fascinating talk tracing her life on the farm through to her ordination as deacon last June.
Using a series of artefacts she illustrated her hobbies and interests. These included a biker’s jacket with a cross on the back, a pilot’s licence and a cookery book because she enjoys cooking and kitchen gadgets.
Everyone wished her well for her ordination as a priest this summer.
An interesting and enjoyable evening.
Sheila Borderick

Mothering Sunday
Once again this was a combined service with members of the 10.00am and eleven30 congregations worshipping together. There was a mixture of hymns and songs to suit everyone. During the service there was a chance to move to four prayer stations round the church and add personal intercessions which were then placed on the altar. During the service the children gathered at the back of the church to create small gift bags which were then presented to their mothers.
After the service there was a chance to enjoy fellowship in the Church centre.

2014-04-06 eleven30 bones group 212.13.14Recently the children heard the story of the ‘dry bones’ in the desert. They thought about prayers they would like to make for themselves about others and then attached them to a skeleton to be prayed for during the service.
As an activity the children made jointed skeletons!
There will not be an eleven30 service on the first Sunday in May as on the second Sunday the Bishop will be with us for the weekend, and we hope he will come to our service on 11th May. There will be a service on 18th May as usual and then in June on the first and third Sundays, then on the first Sunday in July before breaking for the summer holidays.

Churches together in Syston
Lent Lunches of soup and bread which were held on each Wednesday during Lent were well attended and made the sum of £376.60. A lunch was also held in January to celebrate the week of prayer for Christian Unity. This made £43.40. The total amount of £420 will be donated to Christian Aid. Many thanks to all who helped in any way, and to those who attended the lunches.

A Special Anniversary!
2014-04-13 Lunch club presentationSunday 13th April was the first anniversary of the Sunday Lunch Club, which has been a great success in its first year. About thirty people attended this lunch, at which organisers Sandra Burgin and Avril Derrington were thanked for their work over the past year by Father David. They were  then presented with beautiful bouquets of Spring flowers from those who attend the lunches, as a token of appreciation.