A service of thanksgiving, celebration and re-dedication marking 40 years since the re-opening of St Peter's Church took place on the 2nd July, with the Rt Revd Karen Gorham, Bishop of Sherborne.
The service was followed by a celebration tea; thanks to Mike Bailey for providing some photographic mementoes of the event, a few can be enjoyed here - showing off the inventive and wonderful work that went in to the flower festival which also took place at St Peter's that weekend.
This weekend we are celebrating 40 years since the reopening of St Peter's Church - our Ruby Anniversary!
Join us for a celebratory service of rededication and recommitment with the Right Reverend Karen Gorham, Bishop of Sherborne, this Sunday afternoon at 3pm.
All are welcome and we would particularly like to invite friends from across the Shaftesbury Team of churches to join us for this special celebration.
After the service, please stay for tea and cake with the bishop.
As part of the St Peter's Ruby Anniversary weekend celebrations, St Peter's Special Choir will be performing pieces from Karl Jenkins' beautiful choral work, 'The Armed Man'. The programme will also include a range of solo and ensemble pieces from members of the choir and others.
The concert is in St Peter's Church at 7:30pm on Saturday 1st July. Tickets are available on the door, £5 for adults, children up to age 16 free. You are advised to arrive in good time if you are buying a ticket on the door, as the number of seats in church is reduced due to the flower festival.
Congratulations to Mandy, Sarah and Helen (pictured above, L to R, with Revd Helen Dawes) who were confirmed by the Bishop of Sherborne in a service at Salisbury Cathedral on Saturday 17th June 2017.
St Peter’s Church is holding a Flower Festival between Friday 30th June and Sunday 2nd July, as part of the celebrations of 40 years since St Peter's Re-Hallowing.
“ ABANDONED - then - RE-BORN “ arrangements will depict the life of St Peter's and opening times are:
Friday 30th June 10am to 4pm
Sat 1st July 10am to 4pm
Sun 2nd July 11.30am to 2pm
On Saturday July 1st at 7.30pm, the choir of St Peter's, with additional singers, will be singing part of Karl Jenkins' Mass of the Armed Man, with other items. We rehearse at 6.45pm on Thursday evenings in the church and would welcome some extra singers, in all voices. If you are interested please contact Harold Jackson on 01963 824894 or John Kitching on 01747 852797 or just come to rehearsal. All music will be provided. Thank you.
St. Peter’s Children’s Easter craft activities
The Sunday club workers are putting on a craft activity morning on Wednesday of Holy week. The session is running from 10:00 - 11:30am and aimed at primary aged children. We hope people will drop in, enjoy a cup of tea and cake and stay with their children who will be entertained with many craft activities available. The morning is free with an opportunity to make a donation.
The outdoor Nativity took place in Shaftesbury on 18th December, well attended and enjoyed by everyone. A big thank you to everyone who helped organise the event and everyone who took part. We hope you enjoy the photographs attached here provided by Mike Bailey.
It was St Peter's turn to hold the Team Christingle Service this year, and as you can tell from the photographs this part candle-lit service was enjoyed by children and adults alike.