Parish Magazine for June 2014

You can download the June 2014 parish magazine in PDF format using the link below. Click here to download The parish magazine is in Adobe PDF format, if you can’t view the magazine you can download a reader at adobe.com.

Bill’s Letter June 2014

I have just had the great privilege of spending three days in Barcelona, as a celebration of Viv’s 60th birthday.  It was the first time we had been there but found it very inspiring. One of the impressive aspects of the city is the architecture, in many styles and periods of construction from Roman times to the present day.  It was particularly inspiring to see how art and architecture could work together to produce powerful places full of meaning. Many of these were inspired by…

Summer Gala 2014

SATURDAY 28TH JUNE 2014 FROM 1PM UNTIL 4pPM St Peter’s Church Centre, Lake Lock Rd Entertainment: Stanley Starlights Majorettes Dance Fever Academy Normanton Dog Training Club with an obedience and agility demonstration Stalls: tombola, cakes, books, bric-a-brac, toys, children’s tombola, sweets, bottle tombola, greetings cards, crafts, soft toy tombola, plants, face painting, and much, more more! Refreshments: BBQ, cream teas, pop and crisps   Grand Raffle: 1st prize £60, 2nd prize food hamper, plus many other fantastic prizes.  Draw 4pm. Raffle tickets can be purchased from church…

Film Club – June 2014

Next Film Club : Friday evening, 13th June, 7:30pm  “Little Shop of Horrors” (1986) PG Rating A hit comedy-horror-musical from Broadway, this is a successful transfer to film with a bevy of big-name cameos and two perfectly cast leads: Rick    Moranis is the nerdy Seymour, who pines for flower-girl Audrey (Ellen Greene) while living in the basement of florist Mr Mushnik (Vincent   Gardenia).  Seymour buys a plant during a solar eclipse, christens it Audrey II, and discovers that it likes to drink blood! Audrey II soon…

Welcome

Welcome to St Peter’s. We’re a growing Church, in the heart of the Stanley community. On this site we’ve full details of all our services and events at the Church on Lake Lock Road, we’d be delighted to welcome you to any of these! You can also find the latest parish magazine, news from the Church and village, as well as full details of how to find us and contact us. We’re also on facebook, twitter, foursquare, YouTube and Instagram. Click on the relevant icons at the…

Bill’s Letter for May 2014

The first Sunday in May will see our Confirmation Service. This is when people make a public commitment to follow Christ, and receive a special prayer from our Bishop. I am thrilled that this year there will be 10 people standing up to do this.  It is encouraging and fascinating to hear about each person’s journey of faith.  For some this year, a key factor has been through being a parent and thinking about what is best for their children.  As they have thought about asking…

Film Club details for May 2014

Friday evening, 9th May, 7:30pm  ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ (2011) 12 Rating From the director of Shakespeare in Love (John Madden) and featuring an all-star British cast, this is a charming, life-affirming comedy drama about life, love and new beginnings.  Starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith, the film follows the experiences of a group of elderly British retirees who travel to Bangalore, India, to take up residence in what they believe to be a newly-opened retirement home.  However,…

Parish magazine for May 2014

You can download the May 2014 parish magazine in PDF format using the link below. Click here to download. The parish magazine is in Adobe PDF format, if you can’t view the magazine you can download a reader at adobe.com.

Parish magazine for April 2014

You can download the March 2014 parish magazine in PDF format using the link below. Click here to download. The parish magazine is in Adobe PDF format, if you can’t view the magazine you can download a reader at adobe.com.

Bill’s Letter for April 2014

It is still very strange driving around Stanley without the old church as a landmark and reference.  It is going to be a while before we get used to its absence.  The Easter story reminds us of the possibility for New Life out of death: that painful loss can lead to a future with hope. Plans are still being formulated for the site of the old church.  We will be looking at what can be done with the stone we are left with and ideas…