St Peter and St Paul Church News

The parish church of St Peter and St Paul holds its regular services on Wednesday mornings at 9.30 and Sundays at 10am. Everyone is welcome to attend.
St Peter and St Paul’s Church celebrated it’s patronal day on the 29th June. The Patronal Day is when the church remembers the Saint – in our case Saints – to which the church is dedicated. St Peter and St Paul are remembered together in as much that Paul visited Peter when he was imprisoned in Rome.
Our Church School Academy – named after the saints – was remembered with Reverend Biddy during their weekly assembly. The children were excited to learn about St and St Paul and even more thrilled to realise that they wore the symbols of both saints near their hearts on their school badges. The keys for St Peter and the sword for St Paul.
We are hosting a Summer Day Retreat in Barkby on the 13th August 2022. If you have never been on a retreat, you may feel a bit unsure about signing up, the day is intended to be a time of rest and relaxation, space to unwind and, perhaps, to re-assess where you are in life and in your relationship to God. More information regarding this event can be obtained from Reverend Biddy: Mob: 0759 792 1051. Places are limited so book early to ensure a place.
We continue to meet the women in the bible who influence faith and the development of Christianity. These are held in Barkby Church on the last Thursday of the month. After a summer break these sessions will recommence on the 29th September. We start at 7.15pm with a social gathering including wine and/or tea and coffee.
Not too late to consider a church wedding this year! You will receive a warm welcome in response to any inquiry. Please contact Rev Biddy –
Tots at Ten
This popular meeting opportunity for babies and toddlers is thriving. Please look at our Facebook page for further details. Contact Sue Measures for details on how to book a place where you will also find contact details as well as news and information regarding Syston and Barkby Churches.
It was wonderful to enjoy a crowded church on 25th June to enjoy listening to the Ratcliffe Chorale performing a thoroughly entertaining programme of music.
The choir is now performing under the direction of a new Director, Simon Lubkowski who had organised the wide spread of music including sacred music, popular classics, modern pop, with plenty that were possible to sing along to.
There were two organ solos played by Ron Berry Sortie in E Flat by Louis Lefebure-Wely and Crown Imperial by William Walton. Simon also performed two solos Flow My Tears by John Dowland and At Last by Etta James.
There was a raffle arranged and that, with the sale of refreshments and a retiring collection, meant well over £500 was raised for church funds and a good time was had by all!
Help Is At Hand
It was great to be able to be a part of this wonderful event on 9th July in Central Park. The beautiful weather was a real bonus as we took the opportunity to meet with people and have a chat, and share God’s love with members of the community and beyond.
Praise in the Park
Following the success of this event last year we are holding it again this year.
Sunday 21st August at 3pm meet in the Sundial area for praise together.
The Ukulele band has kindly agreed to accompany this. Bring your own chair and refreshments and look forward to some enjoyment!
Church Open Day
The Church will be open to visitors on Saturday 10th September from 10.00am until 4.30pm.
Teas and coffees will be served all day.
 Cream Teas will be served from 3.00pm. Everyone welcome!