Ladies, do you need a day to re-boot, re-fresh, pause and reflect?
New Wine have organised a ladies day on 27 Oct 18 called Reset – it’s a time to come – as you are – to re-boot, re-fresh, pause and reflect in God’s presence. There are speakers and a live worship band. To buy tickets (early bird discount until end of Feb 18) and for more details search https://www.new-wine.org/events/new-wine-women’s-day-–-reset. If you want further details or are interested in going please let me know by contacting me at the vicarage (email email@example.com or phone 01226 382550). There are already three of us going from St Peter’s – why not join us?
GENERAL NEWS –
We now have a Facebook page – search for Woolley church – St Peter’s. It’s early days so why not take a look on a daily basis. The aim is to have something relevant for young and old, those of little or no faith and those who are hungry for more of God in their lives. There will be news from the local area, events, words of encouragement, hope and reflection, and worship songs for those who like something more contemporary. Don’t forget to click on “like” and let us know what you think.
We also have a website on A Church Near You.
The Bible reflects the issues that people struggle with in everyday life and tells the story of God’s desire and purpose to free his people. Bible in a year at https://www.bibleinoneyear.org/ makes reading the Bible easy and enjoyable. Why not give it a go?
Thank you to all those who have invited us to visit them and to those who have stopped to talk to us as we have been out and about. We have been greatly encouraged by the things that have been said and look forward to getting know more people. If you would like a visit, please get in touch – 01226 382550.
Do you buy online from well-known retailers? If so, please access their online stores through www.easyfundraising.org.uk
Hundreds of major retailers donate to charity for online orders placed through this site. St Peter’s Church is registered as Woolley Church. So, if you decide to buy anything online from any of the 500 UK retailers, first you simply find Woolley Church (under Find a Cause – W), register yourself as a purchaser, and Woolley Church will be identified as the cause you want to support by your purchases. Why not visit the site now and see what they have to offer?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in the UK in May 2018. It replaces the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protection in how their personal data is used by organisations. Parishes must comply with its requirements, just like any other charity or organisation.
A privacy notice is being prepared and will be available shortly.
Church land for Songa Mbele
Our link parish of St Luke in Tarime, Tanzania, has a thriving church-plant in the nearby village of Songa Mbele, but they worship out in the open as they have no church building. For a while the Tarime church council has been looking to buy a piece of land and build a church there for its church-plant congregation, and here in Woolley we have been fund-raising to help them. Recently the Vicar of Tarime, Canon Yohana Yakobo, informed us that a piece of land had come available, costing £3750. The church in Tarime has raised exactly half, and they wondered if we in Woolley might now send the funds we have already raised. The motto of our link is bega-kwa-bega, shoulder-to-shoulder. So, in the spirit of bega-kwa-bega our church council has sent the full £1875 they need to secure the land, and will continue to raise funds.
Sunday Service Times
10.30am 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th Sundays – Holy Communion using the Modern Rite (Common Worship)
9am 4th Sunday – Holy Communion using the Old English Rite (Book of Common Prayer)
Coffee & biscuits each Sunday in the church
The Youth Alpha course is currently being run at the vicarage on the 4th Sunday of the month 6 – 8pm. The course provides a chance to explore life, faith and meaning in a relaxed and fun way.
Midweek Service Times
Thursday 10am Holy Communion using the Old English Rite (BCP) with Prayer for Healing (suspended until further notice)
1st Monday 8pm Service of Stillness & Peace(suspended until further notice)
The aim of the service is to provide a space to be still and quiet in God’s presence.
It is relaxed and informal. The service lasts 45 minutes.
2nd & 4th Fridays 10am Toddler Praise half an hour of songs, story, actions, for toddlers and their carers (during School Term Time).