Bill’s Letter for December 2013

As we enter into the Christmas season we also move into a time of shorter days and longer dark nights.  It is a time when the symbol of Jesus, the light of the world is particularly powerful.  We experience the darkness of the world in many different ways and this can be highlighted by events in the news which shows the darkness of the way that we sometimes behave towards each other.  For example, we have seen the extreme example of three women being kept…

Film Club details for December 2013

Friday evening, 13th December, 7:30pm ‘Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!’ (2013) U Rating This Christmas, the unforgettable pupils of St Bernadette’s have set their hearts on competing in the National choir contest “A Song For Christmas”.  But with the headmistress not in favour of the plan, new class teacher Mr Peterson (David Tennant) has his hands full trying to curb the enthusiasm of the kids, not to mention Mr Poppy (Marc    Wootton).   Also starring Pam Ferris and Jessica Hynes, this film is hilarious from…

Bill’s Letter for November 2013

One of the themes this month is ‘remembering’.  We held a Memorial Service recently on 27th October for those who have died recently, and the Remembrance service for those who were killed in wars is at 10am on Sunday 10th November.  We are also planning what to do to remember the old church after it is dismantled.  There are a number of interesting ideas already, including a prayer garden and maintaining the war memorial Each of these events are different, and at each we do…

Film Club details for November 2013

Friday evening, 8th November, 7:30pm ‘Twelve in a Box’  (2007)  12 Rating Twelve In A Box is the laugh-out-loud story (with a cameo appearance by the wonderful Miranda Hart) of 12 former school friends who get together for a reunion they will never forget.  Each are given the chance to win £1 million, the catch being that they cannot leave the estate for 96 hours.  Plus, anyone who enters the grounds must also stay for the duration!  With time ticking, the mismatched dozen are forced…

Harvest Events at St Peter’s in October

Harvest Ceilidh With dancing to ‘The Huntsman’s Chorus’ Saturday 12th October, 7:30pm, in St Peter’s School hall Tickets £8, concessions £6, family ticket £22. Tickets include a pie & peas supper. Please bring your own drinks! See Jill Temple or Val McCarthy for tickets or contact the Church Centre office, tel 01924 835746   Parade and Harvest Festival Service Parade and Harvest Festival Service at the church centre, with the uniformed groups. St Peter’s Church Centre, Sunday 13th October at 10am.   Harvest Lunch at…

Bill’s Letter for October 2013

This is the time of year when we celebrate our harvest festival. As our lives are moving away from being involved in the production of food, it is even more important to reflect on what we eat and where it comes from.  A recent survey showed that a third of primary school children thought cheese came from plants and 1 in 5 thought chicken was the principal ingredient in fish fingers. Food can become a commodity, something we mindlessly consume on our way to doing…

Film Club details for October 2013

Friday evening, 11th October, 7:30pm  ‘Nights in Rodanthe’  (2009)  PG Rating Based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks, this film is unapologetically              sentimental, and enjoyable completely on its own terms; a small gem of an escape, complete with storm-tossed coastline.  Diane Lane stars as Adrienne, a wronged wife whose husband (Christopher Meloni) begs for another chance.  She goes to clear her head at a remote North Carolina inn, where the sole occupant is Paul, a doctor, played by Richard Gere, who is battling his own…