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Cream Teas

 

Cream Teas will be available for collection (or delivery, if you are not able to collect) on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June between 14:00 and 16:00 from The Rectory front lawn.

 

Only orders that have already been placed will be able to have a cream tea. We look forward to you support and seeing you on either the Saturday or Sunday.

 

Any questions please contact creamteas@stpetersburnham.org

 

Notices

 

The Office is closed until further notice following Government and Church of England guidance.

 

CHURCH OPENING

 

We will be opening St Peter’s on Monday 22nd June for PRIVATE, INDIVIDUAL prayer.  There will be no communal prayer or services

 

The church will be open

 

Mondays  - 10:00 - 12:00 and 18:00 - 20:00

Wednesdays - 10:00 - 12:00

 

If you are intending to visit please ensure that you and nobody in your household has coronavirus;

 

  • You do not have a new continuous cough
  • You do not have a high temperature
  • You have not had a change/loss of taste or sense of smell

 

  • Nobody in your household has any of these symptoms

 

Unfortunately we are restricted on the number of  sessions due to a lack of volunteers. We may be able to extend our opening hours if more people come forward to help.

 

It’s still not too late to volunteer, and you only need to commit for a minimum of 2 hours. There will be training session at 10:00 in church on Saturday 20th June. Please contact Pam.

 

In order to volunteer;

  • you must not have underlying health problems
  • you must have completed the safeguarding course Basic Awareness (formerly C0)
  • you must have completed the safeguarding course Foundation  (formerly C1)

 

You can take these safeguarding courses online via the Diocesan website, https://www.oxford.anglican.org/safeguarding/safeguarding-training/#tab-id-1

 

Please contact Emma if you have any queries regarding the Safeguarding courses and  the vicar or churchwardens if you have any queries regarding the church reopening .

 

Online services

 

Revd Janet and Revd Sue  are streaming Services live. Please visit our Services page for service details.

 

Words from the Vicar

 

On the build-up to opening the church, I reflected a lot on the impact that will have on us, not only collectively, but individually.

 

It was in the middle of lockdown that I had to enter the church to get a document. It was the strangest of feelings, it felt remote, cold, unwelcoming and unloved and made me feel uncomfortable. It was not until 5 weeks later that I entered again, this time all of those negative feelings had changed and I felt all those things that we held dear before lock down, in fact the walls seemed to shout it out 'everything is going to be alright'.

 

This week  we are celebrating our Patronal Festival as we celebrate and give thanks for St Peter and this Church dedicated to him and the ministry that has been passed on to us that we undertake.

 

Peter in our Acts reading, that we will hear on Sunday, knew what it was like to be in prison and also knew what it was like to be made free. Last week at the end of our service from the Rectory garden, Jenny mentioned the words from the hymn, by John Wesley, ‘My chains fell off, my heart was free, I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.’

 

This is exactly what it felt like for me entering the church again.

 

A lesson to learn, as it wasn’t actually about the church building, it was about how I was feeling. That experience of lockdown and isolation that we have all felt and known first hand has touched our mental well-being and inner being, our souls as well.

 

Peter knew something of this as in a guarded prison an angel came telling him to get up quickly and the chains fell off his wrist and he followed the angel. Peter didn’t even realise that the angel’s help was real.

 

It is that awakening in ourselves and allowing God to take away all that holds us down, all that chains us and hold us back to being open to Christ Jesus.

 

I am now praying in the church every day and beginning to feel the walls being filled with prayer and love, although it was strange it was always there, only my heart was not free. So have a fantastic Patronal festival, and please do come into the church and say a prayer to give thanks and remember.

 

PEWSHEET BIBLE STUDY from a Vicar who believes in Christ’s body here on earth, who enjoys to play and pray, laugh and cry, love and learn together in faith.

 

Week 11

Read Acts of the Apostles 7: 54-60

 

Read it through 3 times and reflect with the questions, what did you hear, see, say and do?

 

We have now reached the end of Stephens’s story and have come to the Sanhedrin’s reaction.

 

The council was so convinced and angered by what Stephen had said, they wanted to stone him. But Stephen was not moved by their reaction, his eyes were focused on the glory of God. And there he saw Jesus standing at the right hand of God. So he was stoned outside the city walls and while being stoned he prayed for all those who were throwing the stones.

 

The Temple was supposed to be the place where heaven and earth met, but Stephen was showing them that heaven and earth come together in Jesus Christ.

 

  • What do you discover about Stephen’s character in his story?
  • How does Stephen promote the Mission, life and witness of the church?
  • How do you promote the mission, life and witness of Jesus and the Church in this place of Burnham?

 

Stephen’s martyrdom is beginning a ministry that would take the gospel out into the gentile world and he was also on Holy Ground.

 

  • When have you experienced being on Holy Ground?
  • There are several parallels between the death of Jesus and of Stephen what are these?

 

CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT

 

We would like to offer support to our parishioners. Although we will not be able to have face-to-face contact , we can still offer offer pastoral care, prayer and practical help- shopping, prescriptions etc.

 

We are trying to stay in touch with all those who left their information, however we do not have everyone’s details.

 

Please send you email and /or telephone number to admin@stpetersburnham.org or contact the vicar or the churchwardens

 

  • Reverend Janet 07856 047960
  • Pam Rogers 07800 801388
  • Pete Lewis  07956 304633

 

A PRAYER FOR ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS

 

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy.

Sustain and support the anxious,

be with those who care for the sick,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen

 

 

 

Burnham Neighbourhood Fund

Purpose

 

A community fund to support Burnham resident's during the Covid-19 situation, by providing assistance to support their health, welfare and social well-being.

 

The fund will be managed by Burnham Parish Council working with the Burnham Resilience team. Funds are being channelled through the registered charity of Parochial Church of St Peter, Burnham, who are empowered to raise funds for the welfare of Burnham, so that donors may gift aid if appropriate.

 

 

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