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Easter 2016

Please join us at St Peter’s Church on Lake Lock Road and at the Methodist Chapel on Mount Road for our Easter services this month: we will be very happy to welcome you.

Sunday 20th March,

10.30am

Palm Sunday Parade Service:   The service will begin at Mount Road Chapel: half-way through the service the congregation will walk to St Peter’s for the rest of the service.
Sunday 20th March, 7.30pm Holy Space: a relaxed and informal evening service during Holy Week with time for prayer and contemplation.
Thursday 24th March,

7:30pm

Maundy Thursday service: A special evening service at St Peter’s church to celebrate the Last Supper. All welcome.
Friday 25th March

10am

Good Friday Hot Cross Bun service: a popular service at St Peter’s for all ages, followed by crafts and refreshments.
Friday 25th March, 2pm Hour at the Cross at St Peter’s: an hour of prayer and contemplation on Good Friday.
Sunday 27th March 10am & 10.30am Easter Day services: There will be family services on Easter Sunday at 10am at St Peter’s Church or at 10.30am at Mount Road Chapel, where the preacher will be Dr P Muir. Everyone is very welcome.
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Film Club – March 2016

Friday evening, 11th March 7:30pm

‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ (2015)

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott comes this epic adventure; the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire.   In ‘Exodus: God’s and Kings’, Scott bring new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. Also starring John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley, the film uses special effects with great impact: resulting in sweeping shots of the pyramids, an impressive parting of the Red Sea, and battle scenes. Whilst not necessarily a faithful adaptation of events as described in the Bible, the film is nevertheless an enjoyable interpretation of this significant period in history.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!

 

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Film Club – February 2016

Friday evening, 12th February 7:30pm

‘We Bought a Zoo’ (2012)

Matt Damon stars in this feelgood family feature based on the memoir by British journalist Benjamin Mee. Newly widowed Benjamin (Damon) is finding life difficult trying to raise his two young children. Urged on by his father, Duncan (Thomas Haden Church), to make a change, Benjamin decides to purchase a run-down manor in the countryside in the hope that it will bring his family together again.   However, the house comes with a strange stipulation: the tenant must manage the zoo that accompanies the property. Having to care for 47 species, and with his friends thinking he’s mad, Benjamin sets out to restore the zoo to its former glory. Fortunately he inherits some experienced and very loyal staff members, led by Kelly Foster (Scarlett Johansson).   As an aside, the real-life park acquired by Mee continues to lead by example as a humane habitat for endangered species.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!

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Film Club – January 2015

Film Club at St Peter’s (Church Centre, Lake Lock Road) – Free membership….Free admission!

St Peter’s has set up a film club for anyone to come along once a month to watch a specially selected film on the big screen.

Films are shown at 7:30pm on a Friday evening. Refreshments will be available.

Next Film Club : Friday evening, 8th January, 7:30pm

“The Theory of Everything?!” (2015) 12 Rating 

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary and uplifting story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, and of two people defying the steepest of odds through love. The film, based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire).

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Film Club – December 2015

Friday evening, 11th December 7:30pm

‘Nativity 3: Dude, where’s my donkey?!’ (2015)

This Christmas the pupils of St Bernadette’s and their much-loved, madcap teacher Mr Poppy (Marc Wootton) are back for their biggest adventure yet involving fantastic flashmobs, excitable elves, Christmas carols and of course Archie the donkey. When their new teacher Mr Shepherd (Martin Clunes) loses his memory and forgets all about Christmas, his fiancée Sophie (Catherine Tate) and the whereabouts of the beloved Archie, it’s up to the pupils of St Bernadette’s to save the day. Led by the ever enthusiastic Mr Poppy, they embark on a   Christmas journey like never before – but time is against them if they are to help Mr Shepherd get to New York in time for his magical yuletide wedding. Come and see this if you want to enjoy some     madcap family fun to get you in the mood for Christmas!

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!

Christmas 2015

What’s on – Christmas 2015

Sun 29th Nov

10am

Advent Sunday service: a family service to celebrate the start of advent.
Sun 29th Nov—Sat 5th Dec ‘Snow White and the Magnificent Seven’: our popular Christmas pantomime, click here for details of performances and tickets.
Sun 6th Dec

10am

St Nicholas Day service and parade service. An ideal opportunity to donate a wrapped gift to a child in need.

The St Nicholas family and parade service is an opportunity to donate a wrapped gift for a child who might otherwise not receive much this Christmas. The gifts will be handed over to the Barnados charity to be distributed. Please bring a wrapped gift, labelled with a suggested age and gender.

Fri 11th Dec

7.30pm

‘Nativity 3: Dude, where’s my donkey?!’ (2015)

U rating

Free Film Club, doors open 7pm, film starts 7.30pm, free tea and coffee.

Sat 12th Dec

10am—12pm

Coffee morning at Stanley Community centre with the usual great stalls and refreshments.
Sat 12th Dec

6pm

Torchlight procession and carol singing around Stanley. More information soon.
Sun 20th Dec

6pm

Carol service: a traditional carol service with carols and Bible readings.
Thurs 24th Dec

2pm

Crib service : all-age Christmas service followed by a craft activity and refreshments.
Thurs 24th Dec Midnight Communion starting at 11pm
Fri 25th Dec Christmas Day Family service at 10am
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Film Club – November 2015

Friday evening, 13th November 7:30pm

‘Paddington’ (2015) PG rating

Adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved books, ‘Paddington’ follows the comic misadventures of a polite young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at       Paddington Station, he begins to realise that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kind Brown family (Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters), who offer him a temporary haven. But then this rarest of bears catches the eye of a sinister, seductive taxidermist (Nicole Kidman), and it isn’t long before his home – and very existence – is under threat. Paddington the bear is extremely well   animated and the mix of CGI and real people is completely seamless. This film is a wonderful homage to the original Michael Bond stories.

 Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

 Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!

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Film Club – October 2015

Friday evening, 9th October 7:30pm

‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ (2015) PG

Check in at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel once again for more love and laughter as new arrival Richard Gere joins an all-star ensemble cast (including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel) as they return for this heart-warming sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Now that his first venture has been proven successful, ever-confident Sonny (Patel) is busy juggling plans for a second resort, as well as his own wedding. But his efforts are constantly hampered by hilarious complications, and in order to pull it all together, he’ll need a little help and encouragement from his resident friends. Touching and hilarious in equal measure, with witty dialogue as well as moments of poignancy, it’s impossible to watch without a smile on one’s face!

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!

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Film Club – September 2015

Friday evening, 11th September 7:30pm

‘Hope Springs’ (2013)   12 Rating

Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple’s specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her sceptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough; but the real challenge comes as they try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place. With a highly intelligent script, and excellent  performances by Streep and Jones, this is a surprising, understated and touching film.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm.

Free admission, tea & coffee, but bring your own popcorn!