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Welcome Revd. Rachel

Today, after nearly a year without a Rector and Team Vicar of The Priory Church of St Peter, the congregation broke out in spontaneous, delighted applause when Hilary, our Church Warden, read out the following letter from the Bishop of Bedford.

I am delighted that we are now in a position to confirm that the Reverend Rachel Phillips is to be the new Team Rector of the Dunstable Team Ministry with responsibility for Priory Church of St Peter’s.
Rachel is currently a Residentiary Canon at Rochester Cathedral, with particular responsibility for mission and growth. She trained for the ministry at St John’s College, Nottingham and was ordained in the Diocese of London in 2007. Prior to ordination she worked as a solicitor and also a church organist and choir director. She will be returning to the Diocese of St Albans, having been incumbent of Northaw & Cuffley from 2010 to 2016 and also rural dean of Cheshunt.
Rachel will be licensed as your Team Rector and Vicar of the Priory Church at 7.30pm on Thursday 31 October.

June at the Priory Church


Saturday 1st  –  9.00 am – Polish Catholic Church, Victoria Street All welcome for DCT prayers.

9.30 am – Priory Church – Meet Rev Tim Davis to help organize Pentecost decorations for Sunday service on 9th June

Saturday 8th   11.30am – Chews House –  Hunger Lunch for Christian Aid

Sunday   9th    10.30 am – All Age Eucharist in the Priory followed by Bring and Share Picnic  (No services in St Augustine’s, St Fremund’s or St Katherine’s)

Tuesday 11th     2.00 pm – In St John’s Chapel – Priory Little Angels

Saturday 29th   10.00 am  – Priory Coffee Morning

Diocesan Wave of Prayer – All Christians are invited to join in from Ascension to Pentecost The theme is ”Thy Kingdom Come”.

Confirmation in November 2019 – Interested adults should please contact one of the clergy.

Donations of home-made cakes would be welcome for the Motor Rally in Priory Gardens on 8th June.

Priory Church Challenge – Can you identify items in and around the Priory from the photographs displayed in the North Aisle – no prizes – just for fun!

May 2019

May 2019 Priory Services and Events

Tuesday 7th – Priory Little Angels – 2.00 pm in St John’s Chapel
Saturday 11th – St Fremund’s Spring Fayre 11.00 am – 2.00 pm
St Katherine’s Musical Evening U3A Choir 7.00 pm
Priory Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper 7.30 pm
Saturday 18th – Shambles Jazz Band Concert in the Priory
Tickets £6 Children £2 Proceeds to Priory Music/Organ Fund
Sunday 19th    –  Priory Ramblers – meet at Nettleden, Ashridge Estate 2.15 pm
Saturday 26th  –  Priory Coffee Morning 10.00 am
Thursday 30th –  Parish Eucharist for Ascension Day 7.30 pm at St Fremund’s

Advance notice:
Sunday 9th June Pentecost Eucharist at the Priory 10.30 am
All Age service for the whole parish

AMP & APCM 29th April 2019

The Annual Meeting of Parishioners and Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held at St Fremund’s Church on Monday 29th April 2019 at 7:30pm

Documents for the meeting can be downloaded by clicking below.

Financial Report

PCC Report

PCC Secretary’s Report

DWT Financial Statement

Holy Week and Easter Services in the Parish of Dunstable

St P = Priory Church of St Peter
St F = St Fremund’s
St A = St Augustin’s
St K = St Kathrin’s

Palm Sunday, 14th April (Distribution of palms at all services)
8.00am Said Eucharist St P
9.15am Palm Sunday Eucharist St P
10.30am Palm Sunday Eucharist St F
10.30am Palm Sunday Eucharist St A
10.45am Palm Sunday Service St K
6.30pm Words and Music for Passiontide St P
Monday 15th April
7.00pm Dunstable Churches Together Agapé
to conclude the Lent Course St A
Tuesday 16th April
8.00pm Quiet Prayer in style of the Taizé Community St P
Wednesday 17th April
9.30am Said Eucharist St F
10.30am Said Eucharist St A
7:30pm Reflective Evening Prayer St F
Maundy Thursday, 18th April
10.00am Said Eucharist St P
7.00pm Maundy Thursday Eucharist with meal and vigil St A
8.00pm Sung Eucharist of the Last Supper,
Stripping of the Altar, and vigil for one hour St P
Good Friday, 19th April
10.30am Dunstable Churches Together Walk of Witness from St. Mary’s RC Church
2.00pm Liturgy of the Cross (with hymns & address) St P
2.00pm Final Hour Meditation St F
2.00pm Good Friday Vigil: Golgotha St A
Easter Eve, Saturday 20st April
8.30pm Parish Easter Liturgy including vigil, lighting of the Easter candle and renewal of baptism vows.                 (Cake and Sparkling Wine after service) St P
Easter Day, Sunday 21st April  
8.00am Easter Eucharist (said) St P
9.15am Festival Sung Eucharist St P
10.30am Easter Eucharist St A
10.30am Easter Eucharist St F
10.45am Easter Day Communion St K
6.30pm Choral Evensong St P

THU, Aug 22, 2019