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…

Bill’s Letter for September 2013

I am writing this on the day the world marked the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have  a dream” speech, 50 years ago, and have been reminded of the importance of inspirational leadership and action. The movement for Civil rights took a great leap forward when one woman, Rosa Parks, decided not to give up her seat on a bus.  She was arrested and fined, but the resulting backlash was a bus boycott that resulted in changes in the law.  Simple actions for justice…

Film Club details for September 2013

Friday evening, 13th September, 7:30pm  ‘The Boys in Blue’  (1982)  PG Rating The British comedy team of Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball star in this screwball comedy as Sergeant Cannon and PC Ball: policemen who run the police station in the quiet town of Little Botham.  When the station is threatened with closure owing to the exceptionally low crime rate, the pair fabricate a phony crime wave to make it look as though they’re needed after all.  But when they attempt to steal a      valuable…

Bill’s Letter for Summer 2013

Life is a roller coaster for many people. It certainly is for our young people taking exams. The stress and hard work of revising and preparing for exams is then followed by relief and celebrations when the tests are over. Then the build-up of stress waiting for results is followed by either the elation of doing well or the disappointment of not doing as well as expected. Then there is the question of what to do next.  Even those who get a good qualification still…

Film Club details for July 2013

Friday evening, 12th July, 7:30pm  ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ (2012)  12 Rating ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ is a quirky, entertaining and original film about Fred Jones (Ewan McGregor), a fisheries expert, who gets involved in a bizarre plan to introduce salmon fishing to the desert land of Yemen on the whim of a rich Arab sheikh.  Fred is recruited by Harriet, the Sheikh’s PA (Emily Blunt) but with Fred’s marriage on the rocks and Harriet’s boyfriend living abroad, they soon find that hope…

Summer Gala 2013

On Saturday 29th June from 1pm until 4pm is the St Peter’s Summer Gala at the Church Centre. This annual event is a well attended fun filled afternoon with plenty to do for all the family. If you’re around Stanley on Saturday 29th why not pop along, for just for 15 minutes or the whole afternoon you’ll be more than welcome! Full details can be found here