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

Bill’s Letter for June 2013

Thank you for those who prayed for my journey to Tanzania.  I have returned safely after a very fruitful trip.  I was able to travel      extensively around and learn a lot about the ‘Water for Life’ project.  It was also very encouraging to worship with Christians there.  Prayer is a very important part of peoples lives.  There is prayer before a meal and on arrival after a safe journey.  There is a hunger to know God and learn more about Him, especially among the young…

Film Club details for June 2013

Friday evening, 14th June, 7:30pm ‘Les Miserables’ (2012)  12 Rating Multiple award-winning ‘Les Misérables’ has just been released on DVD and is a deeply powerful film, conveying the grittiness of life in 19th-century France.  It tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.  Hugh Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for    decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Russell Crowe) after he breaks  parole.  When Valjean agrees to care for dying…