St Peter's Church



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Opening hours for Cornerstone are: Mon - Fri from  09.30 - 12.30.


At St Peter's we believe that serving and worshipping God is not just about sitting in church on a Sunday. It involves fellowship with one another, meeting new people and enjoying each other's company.


We try and combine this social side of church with much needed fundraising too. We have planned a wide range of events which we hope everyone will enjoy over the year. Please put the dates in your diary and watch out for more details and additional events.



Our churches and church-related activities must be safe for all, with safeguarding policies and practices that promote a safer church. We need to be certain that all known cases of concern about the behaviour of our clergy or church officers towards children and adults have been considered and dealt with appropriately. Every church in the Diocese, including our own, is now undertaking a comprehensive review as part of the national Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2). You can find out more about PCR2 on the Diocese of Oxford website:


If you have information or need to make a disclosure regarding church-related abuse, please make direct contact with the Safeguarding Team at the Diocese of Oxford on 01865 208290.


If you have experienced abuse from within the Church of England, you may prefer to call the dedicated telephone NSPCC helpline, which is independent of the Church. Call 0800 80 20 20


The NSPCC helpline is also available to anyone wishing to provide information or to raise concerns regarding abuse within the Church of England. The helpline is there for you whether you are reporting issues relating to children or adults or seeking to whistleblow about poor safeguarding practice. Your call is confidential, and your concerns will be taken seriously.



Have you made a New Year’s resolution? If not why not commit to regular giving by signing up to the Parish Giving Scheme? Forms can be found on the heater cupboard. Any questions see Pam, Pete or Sheila. There is an Overview at


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We want to ensure we are an inclusive church & no-one feels marginalised. We are planning a survey & would like to find out if any of you are having problems. Do you wear a hearing aid? Are you able to connect with the loop system? Do you need a large print service booklet, or do you need the clergy to come to you to administer the sacraments? Initially we ask that you make yourself known to Michaela (10am), Martin (8am), or Fiona (10am/Choir).



Takes place after the 10am service on Sunday 16th Feb. This will be a basic awareness course for anyone who has any voluntary role in the church and has not completed the C0 course and is unable to access online training. The session will last about an hour. Any queries, please see Emma



Monday 17th Feb at 5pm- Mary Poppins, hot dogs and squash. Tickets, £5, available after the 10am service or from Cornerstone during the week. Under 3s free.



The next meeting of our local branch is at 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday 18th February at St. Mary's Hitcham, when the speaker is our own Barry Marsden, who will be telling us about "A Franciscan Life". Tea and biscuits in the Parish Room will follow. All are welcome to join us.



Burnham Abbey has invited us to Vespers on Sat 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday 18th February. Please contact Pete if you would like to attend



Are holding their annual users meeting at St Mary’s Hitcham on Monday 24th February at 7pm. All are welcome to attend to review their financial performance in 2019 and how they met their charitable aims. If you would like to attend please sign up online



10 am and 7.30pm on 26th February. Holy Communion with the imposition of ashes and a time of reflection and prayer. All are welcome as we begin the season of Lent. Please return last year’s palm crosses to Pete by Sunday 23rd ; these will be burnt for this year’s ash.



Saturday 14th March 7pm. Please put the date in your diary. Further details nearer the date.



There will be a pilgrimage to Spain in May 2021. Please see display in church. There will be a talk on April 1st at 7:30pm in church for all those who are interested.



We will be once again collecting for our annual harvest raffle. If you go on holiday anywhere this year, or even a day trip, please see if you can bring back a little something edible with a date after October 2020 for the Harvest raffle. Please give your donations to Jenny.



Wish list for this month: deodorant, jam, tinned fruit, sponge puddings, long-life fruit juice, sweets/chocolate bars, washing up liquid, rice pudding, tinned meat, tinned fish, tinned carrots, tinned potatoes, shopping bags


Social & Fundraising Events 2020


Monday 17th February Family film night 5pm - Mary Poppins

Saturday 14th March  Quiz night  7pm - £5  per person  teams of 6 nibbles/raffle/bar

Sunday 29th March Egypt Talk by Reverend Janet 3pm

Sunday 19th April  12 noon family bring and share lunch. Bring your favourite dish and the recipe enough for 6 or just turn up and eat it.

May 8th, 9th, 10th (Bank holiday weekend)  Cream Teas in Cornerstone

Saturday 13th June  Pilgrimage to a Cathedral with evensong.

Saturday 20th June Summer Fair

Saturday 18th July Garden party

Sunday 9th August Cream teas in the rectory 3.30 to 5.30 pm

Sunday 6th September  Craft Afternoon   2- 5 pm

Saturday 19th September Traditional Harvest supper 7 pm

Friday 16th October  Cocktail evening

Saturday 21st November Christmas Fayre

December (date TBC)  Beer and Carols in the Garibaldi


St Peter’s week


Sunday 28th June Patronal Festival - BBQ in The Rectory Garden

Monday 29th June Rounders match

Tuesday 30th June Friendly bombs event

Wednesday 1st July 11am Eucharist followed by lunch

Thursday 2nd July  Teddy Bears Picnic for 1-100 year olds

Friday 3rd July  Afternoon Tea 2:30-5pm followed by Compline

Sunday 5th July Choral Evensong