The Rev. Sarah Hobbs and the Rev. Rob James (Vicar) celebrate the resurrection of Christ at the New Fire service, lighting the Easter candle.
Easter Holiday Club 2017!
What does a renewed church look like? In September we considered that a renewed church is a worshipping church, remembering that the early Christians ‘continued to meet together every day in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and … [Read More...] about September’s Benefice Breakfast
THE CHURCH SHOP For the last thirty years or so we have been able to use the old shop (part of Wilton House) in which we have sold all sorts of things donated by many people in order to raise money for the church. We have known that this would … [Read More...] about Special Notice – Church Shop
Following the recent inspection by Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS), OFSTED has made its long-anticipated inspection at the end of March 2017. At the last inspection in 2012, Newnham St Peter's was rated "Good" and the … [Read More...] about OFSTED Inspection of Newnham St Peter’s School
Did you know that whenever you purchase online - whether it's your annual summer holiday, a supermarket groceries order or a book order on Amazon - you could be raising a donation for St Peter's Church Newnham? There are hundreds of retailers who … [Read More...] about Easyfundraising News
It does seem a long time away, but Christmas is creeping towards us and although it is a joyous time for us in the UK for some others, such as in parts of Eastern Europe, it is not such a special time. For many years now, our benefice has sent Christmas Shoe Boxes via Link […]
Autumn Study Group A seven week course based on the discussion of St Mark’s Gospel in the ‘Cover to Cover’ series. 10am-11am fortnightly, beginning on Wednesday 4th October and meeting at 48 Sheen’s Meadow, Newnham. All welcome.
CONCERT BY THE ROSS CHORISTERS Saturday 21st October 7.30pm in St Peter’s Church This will be a light-hearted and varied programme including songs from the shows, solos and sing-alongs – some twenty items, plus an interval with a licensed bar. Tickets £10 from Newnham Post Office from 1st October Many thanks to the Ross […]
CHRISTMAS MARKET Thursday 30th November 6-8pm in Newnham Church Our popular annual market of more than 25 stalls of gifts and food for Christmas made by local craftspeople and cooks – and Santa’s Grotto. Entrance includes mulled wine and mince pie. All welcome. Proceeds to St Peter’s Church and work in the parish.
For some, the Christian life is likened to a gentle ride on an up escalator. We step on and gracefully ride up into realms of spiritual maturity and godliness with no effort beyond a light hand on the rail to hold us steady.
The reality is very often so different. There are many metaphors for the life of faith in the Bible. It is compared to a race, a battle, a journey or a seedling struggling to grow in adverse conditions. These pictures conjure an image of struggle, a need for focus and determination, a willingness to make sacrifices. Our relationship with God, like any relationship, needs investment.
The Lyfe Journal from the Bible Society will catch your imagination, provoke your spirit and get you praying. There are stories of people whose entire lives have been shaped by prayer, explorations of some of the prayers recorded in the Bible, ideas and resources to take away and use. For many of us, life is busy and full and we simply don’t have time to work through weighty tomes on spiritual matters. Lyfe Journal is easily digestible, pithy, concise wisdom, with plenty of space to make notes, jot down thoughts and record your ideas and responses. Use it as a springboard to launch you into a more prayerful way of living. Contributors include Charlie Cleverly, Paula Gooder and George Muller.
We have a God who loves us, who is with us and who listens when we pray. Here is a resource to help us draw closer to God. It is affordable and well presented. Get a copy for yourself (and a friend?) from Bible Society. Only £4.99 + PP.