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Join us at St Peter's Church for services through Holy Week and Easter: Maundy Thursday - 7.30pm 'Sacred Space' Communion followed by Vigil. Good Friday - 12noon All Age Worship, 1pm Silent Prayer, 2pm Devotions, 6pm The Cross of Christ - a service of music, readings and prayer for Good Friday. Easter Day - 8am BCP Holy Communion, 9.30am Family Festival Communion. We look forward to welcoming you.

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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.

 

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Please note that the team office is closed from Friday 10th March at 12noon and reopens at 9am on Monday 20th March. If you need to urgently contact a member of clergy then their contact details can be found on this website, or if your message is non urgent please call 01747 853060 to leave a message, or email us via office@shaftesburycofe.org.uk and we will respond as soon as we can when the office reopens. Thank you.

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What a fabulous evening! On Monday 7th November, 13 boy Choristers, 5 men, 1 lady, 2 chaperones, the Organ Scholar and David Halls, Director of Music, descended on Motcombe in two mini-buses. At 5.30pm they were rehearsing in church. At 6.30pm they were eating their supper, half of them at the Vicarage with Rev Pam and Dennis, the other half at Greg and Angie’s house. Sausages and mash followed by pudding went down a treat.  At 7.15pm they were robing in the school hall, and at 7.30pm they entered the church, which was absolutely full. Then they started to sing. Wow! Their powerful, beautiful, sonorous toned filled the air, and we were all transported heavenwards! The organ solos had to be changed because of the problems with the Pedal Organ. We had hoped that repair work would be finished in time for the concert, but it didn’t happen. Hopefully, before long, the work will be done, and the organ restored to its former glory. David Halls himself made the Appeal in aid of the Organ Repair Fund, and through the generosity of so many people, over £1,000 was raised. Thank you, everybody who responded so generously. Thank you, everyone who worked so tirelessly to make this concert such a huge success. Your efforts are very much appreciated. We look forward to other exciting things happening before long. Watch this space!

GREG UNDERWOOD

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On Sunday 6th November at 4pm, St Peter's will be holding a special service where those who have been bereaved can remember those they have loved before God. During the service the names of those being remembered will be read out and there will be a time to light a candle in memory of a loved one. All are welcome at this quiet service of reflection and thanksgiving, whether recently bereaved or giving thanks for the lives of those who have died many years ago. Refreshments will be served at the end of the service and there will be time to share memories of those we have loved but who rest now with God.

Solitary candle with reflections in the darkness

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