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).


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


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


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


‘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


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


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


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


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

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!


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!


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!


Film Club – August 2015

Friday evening, 14th August 7:30pm

‘Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)   12A Rating

Jack the Giant Slayer” tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult) into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend-and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm.

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


Film Club – July 2015

Friday evening, 10th July 7:30pm

‘Death of a Salesman’ (1985)   PG Rating

This is Volker Schlondorff’s adaptation of Arthur Miller’s modern classic. Travelling salesman Willy Loman (Dustin Hoffman) has struggled his whole life to win success for his family. Yet in reality, despite Willy’s illusions, the Loman clan are falling apart at the seams, with eldest son Biff (John Malkovich) having grown distant from his father due to an incident in the past, and younger son Happy (Stephen Lang) becoming increasingly careless and cynical. When he is fired from his job and forced to live on handouts from a friend, Willy considers the failure of his professional and personal life, and begins to think of a way out. Schlöndorff’s remarkable cast explores Miller’s rich subtext to great effect, and the production is atmospheric and strong.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm.

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