St Peter and St Paul’s Church News

Find the sheep!
The March Families @ 4 session took on a caring theme, based around the parable of the Lost Sheep, Luke 15, 3-7. Reverend Ros used her interactive story box treasures to tell the story, followed by a song and ‘cotton wool’ prayers, which helped families explore the idea of God caring for us – even when we feel we are lost. Creative cards were made to thank those that care for us and a fun game of ‘hide the sheep’ came after indulging in a range of delicious homemade cakes!
We hope you can join us at our next Families @ 4 session on Sunday April 14th at 4pm in the Church Hall. 
Mothering Sunday Service
A service to remember those who nurtured us through childhood, and also remember Mary the Mother of God and our mother the church.
Everyone was given a small Viola plant to take home and care for.
The service was followed by refreshments in the hall.
Churches Together
Shrove Tuesday
Shrove Tuesday was a riot of flour, eggs, milk and lots and lots of yummy toppings. A pancake party with an international flavour as we journeyed together to far flung destinations (for those of us who knew where they were!) in a quiz organised by Pierre.
The Divine infant of Prague the Roman Catholic Church hosted the Churches Together in Syston annual event. All generations joined forces in teams, fun was had by all, and we raised a small amount of money for funds. Monica, Wendy and Josie cooked dozens of pancakes, allowing us to prepare and progress into Lent, where we try and live simpler lives while thinking about Jesus’s journey to Good Friday.
World Day of Prayer
This service always takes place on the first Friday in March. This year on 1st March we met in the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Prague in Broad Street.
It was a poignant service because this year the service had been created by the Christian Women of Palestine, the land in which Jesus was born, ministered and died. The women would have done this quite some time ago to allow for publication and there was no news of them since the end of last year.
After the service there was time for refreshments and fellowship.
Lent Preparation
During Lent three groups of members of the congregations of The Methodist Church, St Peter and St Paul’s Church of England Church and the Divine Infant of Prague, Roman Catholic Church met once a week to read and discuss the book Things He Did by, Archbishop of York, Reverend Stephen Cottrell. Each chapter took an event in Holy Week to consider. The text was written as in the style of a novel.