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August at The Priory

Praise God in his holiness: praise him in the firmament of his power.
Praise him in his noble acts: praise him in his excellent greatness.
Praise him in the sound of the trumpet: praise upon the lute and harp.
Praise him in the symbols and dances: praise him upon the strings and pipe.
Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals: praise him upon the loud cymbals.
Let everything that hath breath: praise the Lord.                          Psalm 150.

The Priory Church

The Priory Church

During the holiday period coffee will still be served after the 9.15 am  Eucharist every Sunday morning.
Other notices for August – September are as follows:

There is a Pram service on Tuesday 6th at 2 pm in the St Johns chapel.
Bible reading fellowship meets on the 8th August at 3, Penrith Avenue.
The next Saturday Coffee Morning will be on 31st August.
Our two Choirs will be away from Dunstable during August – the Girls choir will be singing in Guildford Cathedral and the Adults and Boys will be at Sherborne Abbey.
On their return to Dunstable they will present a concert of some of the music they had sung in Guildford and Sherborne.  This will take place in our own Priory on Saturday 28th September at 730 pm.  Tickets will be £10 (under 16’s are free) and can be obtained from Priory House or on the door on the night.
There will be no Evening Services during August and no Worship for All.
The latter service will be reinstated on 8th September with Evensong at 630.
The next Fair Trade stall will be on Sunday 22nd September after 915 Service.
“O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands: serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song.”

Psalm 100
Ray Bryant.

News for November

Late Roses, Conkers and Fir cones…

As we say a reluctant farewell to the last roses and dahlias in the garden the conkers and the fircones drop from the trees and remind us of the constant cycle of beauty, death and renewal in our world.  Our concern about the expected severity of the coming Winter weather may be tempered by looking ahead to the possibilities of the colours and perfumes of the Spring flowers.  Bulbs and Wallflowers planted this month will thrive in the freezing ground as part of their necessary development and reward us with their bounty in the new year.

Messy Church holds its first session on Wednesday 31st October at 2 30 pm.  Mums and children, Dads and Grandads are all welcome to share an afternoon of friendship, food and worship until 4:00 pm in the Parish Hall and in Church.

The Communion service at 10 am on Thursday 8th November will be a Requiem for All Souls at which departed loved ones will be remembered by name. There is a list at the back of the church.  Please add names of those you wish to be remembered.

The second talk on the history of the Priory church will take place on Saturday 24th November at 730 pm in church when Hugh Garrod will speak about the period from Edward V1th to Elizabeth II.

Parish pocket diaries for 2013 are now available at the back of the church.

Parish Christmas cards are being prepared and volunteers are needed to help deliver them by hand to as many homes as possible before Christmas. Roads are listed at the back of church. Please sign up to which roads you can cover for delivery in your area.
It is hoped cards will be available on Advent Sunday 2nd December.

Baptisms and Weddings.  There are opportunities for those who would like to assist as sidespersons at Baptisms and Weddings. If interested please contact the Priory Office at 01582 477422.

Priory Bell Ringers are eager to teach young people to learn the art of church bell ringing.  It is an absorbing and interesting activity and a very challenging one. If interested please contact Alan Shepherd on 603238 or 07956 004 236.

The annual Christmas Bazaar in aid of church funds will be held in the Priory on Saturday 1st December.

Announcing the new look Priory Church hall!

Work on the refurbishment of the Priory Parish hall has been completed.

With its new suspended ceiling complete with bright inset lighting the hall now has excellent acoustics.
The freshly painted walls, new flooring and curtains in the main hall provides the Parish with a bright new environment for school, clubs, meetings and the various functions that take place during the year.

The kitchen has also been retiled, painted and fitted with a complete set of modern equipment.

At the recent re-opening celebration Mr Paddy Bannon, Secretary of the Hayward Club unveiled a plaque recording our debt to the Dunstable Old Peoples Welfare Society for their generous donation which financed the project.

To enquire about hiring the church hall contact Carol Lee on 01582 526225.

Church Hall 1


Church Hall 2

Priory Church of St Peter joins in the olympic fun

The Priory Church of St Peter will be holding a Spring Fair as part of the Dunstable Olympic Fun Day and this year all stalls will be housed in the historic church building.

The event will take place on Saturday 19th May 2012 between 11am and 2pm. There will be plenty of fun for the whole familywith stalls including jewellery, plants and cakes. Refreshments including lunches will also be served from the churches new kitchen area. In additionthere will be a raffle with fantastic prizes including a hamper.

Rector Richard Andrews comments “2012 is a big year for the UK with the Olympic Games. With our 800 year history of the church being a central part of life in Dunstable we are looking forward to being part of the town’s celebrations.”

Easter workshop fun

Everyone had a great time at the Annual Easter Workshop held at the Priory Church Hall each year on Easter Saturday.

A group of around 40 children were successfully kept busy making cards, decorating eggs, modelling doves and building beautiful Easter Gardens. Here are some images of the group at work! For further information visit the Junior Church page on the St Peters part of the site.

Easter Workshop1


Easter Workshop 2

SUN, Mar 29, 2020