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Category: St Peters Church

Advent Procession

Sunday 2nd December

Candlelight Carols and other music for Advent:

An Advent Procession

‘from Darkness to Light’

in 13th century Priory Church,
sung by the Priory Girls’ Choir.

[Free Admission; retiring collection.]

Priory Church Spring Fair

The Priory Church of St Peter Spring Fair takes place this Saturday 18th May from 11 until 2.30pm.

Bring the whole family for a morning of fun with stalls including books, baby accessories, tombola and jewellery as well as face painting. Refreshments will also be available in the kitchen area including lunches and a range of home made cakes.

The fair forms part of a special weekend to kick start a year of celebration for the 800th anniversary of the church. Later that same day there is a special choral evensong at 5pm. In addition on Sunday 19th May there is a special parish service at 10.30am which will be delivered by The Bishop of Bedford in honour of the anniversary.

The fair forms part of a medieval weekend which is taking place in Priory Gardens so make sure you head along for a weekend of fun!

St Peter’s round up October/November

St Peter’s News Round-up

by Ray Bryant

The Autumn trees have given us a blaze of fiery colours during October and the flowers in Church for Harvest Festival were equally fine, as usual.

Early in the month we had the Harvest Supper, held this time, in Church where we enjoyed chicken pie and other home-made dishes followed by apple crumble dessert.  The music system purveyed gentle background music to mingle with the buzz of conversation and a good social occasion was had by all.  Many thanks are due to the unseen and unheard catering volunteers who always provide a wonderful service on these occasions.

They were, of course, on duty the following day looking after the many old friends who came for the afternoon Harvest service followed by afternoon tea in the Parish hall.  Again it was good to talk to those who, through age and disability, have not been able to be with us very often on special occasions and by special arrangements.

These occasions are welcome opportunities to meet our fellow worshippers and help us to relate to each other as individuals.

Looking forward we have an Emmaus group invited to the Rectory on 3rd November for a course of bible study, discussion and fellowship on Thursday evenings. (except 10th)

The Christmas Bazaar is to be held in Church this year and is on 3rd December when we hope for a good attendance of customers to buy some of their Christmas presents and thereby help maintain the Priory finances.