St Peter's Church

Burnham

 

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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.

 

SAFEGUARDING REVIEW

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:

https://www.oxford.anglican.org/safeguarding/pcr-2/

 

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.

 

PARISH GIVING SCHEME

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

https://www.parishgivingscheme.org.uk

 

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DO YOU HAVE ANY DIFFICULTIES DURING THE SERVICE?

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).

 

GIRLS’ BRIGADE

Pancake evening 24th February between 7pm and 8pm. A pancake and drink will be £1, with all proceeds going to The Church Urban Fund, there will also be a book stall. The evening has been organised by our oldest girls and it would be great to have as many of you to be there to support them.

 

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES

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.

 

#LiveLent:CARE FOR GOD’S CREATION

This Lent, we hope both adults and children might engage in God’s plea for us to “Care for Creation”. Sign up to receive daily reflections  https://www.churchofengland.org/livelent

 

LENTEN WHOLENESS AND HEALING SERVICE

Holy Communion, anointing and the laying on of hands. Sunday 15th March at 3pm. Followed by Refreshments

 

GOOD FRIDAY WORKSHOP

10th April 10am-12.30pm. We need lots of volunteers to help with craft, refreshments and clearing up. If you can help, even just for an hour, please sign up ( sheet on heater cupboard) Please see Pam R if you have any questions

 

NEW PILGRIM COURSE

Starting on Tuesday 3rd March at 7.30pm, or on Friday 20th March at 11.30am, followed by soup & rolls. Sign up sheet on the heater cupboard.

 

QUIZ NIGHT

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

 

PILGRIMAGE 2021

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.

 

HARVEST HOLIDAY RAFFLE

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.

 

SLOUGH FOODBANK

Wish list for this month: Toilet rolls and Shaving foam

 

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