The Nene Crossings Benefice

Fr. John writes..............

The Rectory

Dear All

Birthdays are wondrous occasions, whether as children eating jelly and ice-cream, or as grownups, being more sedate (or silly) it’s a time to feel a bit special for the day, to reflect and rejoice over a past and prepare yourself for another year, ready to celebrate 21 again, again the next year…

Well your church is no different, we use the patronal festival, St. Peter’s Day, to celebrate it. To realise it is special, not just the building, but the people who make up the living stones of St. Peter’s church. We celebrate our past, present and future.

This year we are going to celebrate our birthday over the weekend of the 7th and 8th July. Hopefully making things a bit bigger and grander than in previous years.

Rather than just a service, we have a full programme of events for the whole weekend. Beginning at 10am. on Saturday morning with a short service of thanksgiving for all who have worshipped at, and cared for, St. Peter’s Church over the centuries; we will then move on to a chance to think through what the future of our church might look like and involve.

You are invited to drop in between 10:15am. and 2pm. to enjoy coffee and cake to help us all discover what that that might look like, to give your thoughts and have your say. At the same time there will be an exhibition of the works from local artists and the children of the community will have produced pictures of their views of a ‘church of the future’ for us to enjoy. In the evening there will be a concert by Sound Sensation.

On Sunday, Messy Church meets and at 1pm. you are invited to a Parish BBQ on the Rectory Lawn.

Do come a long and join the celebration.

With love and prayers

Fr. John