Film Club details for April 2014

Friday evening, 11th April, 7:30pm 

‘The Miracle Maker’ (2007) U Rating

This animated feature-length film uses a mix of 3D models and 2D animation to tell the story of Christ through the eyes of a child.  Originally a BBC Wales production, it showcases the voices of some of Britain’s finest actors: Ralph Fiennes as Jesus, Miranda Richardson as Mary Magdalene, Richard E. Grant as John the Baptist and David Thewlis as Judas.  In    ancient Israel young Tamar (voiced by Rebecca Callard) meets Jesus, a carpenter, whose ability to perform miracles and teachings on God draw a band of loyal followers around him.  As his popularity grows, he challenges the authority of the established Judaic religious leaders, who begin to plot his downfall. The animation is complemented by a beautifully lyrical score, written by Academy Award winning Anne Dudley.

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

Film shown at the Church Centre, Lake Lock Road, doors open 7pm



Film Club details for March 2014

Friday evening, 14th March, 7:30pm 

‘Defence of the Realm’ (1985) PG Rating

Gabriel Byrne stars as Nick Mullen, a newspaper reporter for the    London Daily Dispatch who is eager for the big story that will make him a star and make his newspaper famous.  He uncovers what appears to be a simple sleaze story about an MP and despite warnings from his mentor Vernon Bayliss (Denholm Elliott), exposes the story and      becomes a celebrity himself.  Set during the Reagan/Thatcher Cold War period, Nick soon discovers that there is much more to the story than he first imagined and joins forces with Bayliss’ beautiful secretary Nina (Greta Scacchi) to uncover the truth.  Fast-paced, complex, and gripping, this is a conspiracy film on a par with the best.

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

Film shown at the Church Centre, Lake Lock Road, doors open 7pm



News of the old church

This is a very significant month in the life of the community in Stanley.  It is the month when the old church building will begin to be dismantled.  It will be a great loss to the sky line of the village and many people have fond memories of  special occasions celebrated there. We are inviting people to a service to commemorate the building on 9th February at 3pm.

Full details can be read here.


Film Club details for February 2014


Friday evening, 14th February, 7:30pm 

‘On Golden Pond’ (1982) PG Rating

Henry Fonda, in his last film role, is Norman Thayer, a prickly English     professor of 80, holidaying with his wife Ethel (Katherine Hepburn) at their summer house on Golden Pond, New England.  Out of the blue, their daughter Chelsea (Jane Fonda) turns up with her new fiancée Billy Ray (Doug McKeon) and his 12 year old son.  The generation gap is soon highlighted with Norman and Billy clashing frequently and fiercely. However, as summer progresses, Norman begins to forge a close relationship with the boy that he never achieved with Chelsea and begins to realise how much happiness he missed out on with his own daughter. The film is a masterpiece of storytelling, with beautiful, touching performances: Fonda and Hepburn were rewarded with Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress for their roles.

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

Film shown at the Church Centre, Lake Lock Road, doors open 7pm



Film Club Christmas

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 start to finish and every bit as good as the first ‘Nativity’ film.  Come along and watch this Christmas cracker on the big screen and enjoy some fantastic festive fun!

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

Film shown at the Church Centre, Lake Lock Road, doors open 7pm

Nativity 2



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 to work together to keep the peace and work toward their payday.  But, when they have to deal with an untimely death, a kidnapping plot, another corpse, burglars, and then even a visit from the boys in blue, will this hapless clan be able to hold it together or will their dreams of riches be buried with the bodies?

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

Film shown at the Church Centre, Lake Lock Road, doors open 7pm

Twelve in a Box













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 St Peter’s Church

Tuesday 15th October, 12pm—1:30pm

Everyone, young and old, is warmly invited to the Church Centre on Tuesday 15th October for a Harvest Lunch prepared by St Peter’s Community Café.  The meal will include homemade soup, a chicken dinner, fresh fruit salad and tea and coffee.  As in previous years, the tables will be set our very nicely in the hall and there will be some musical accompaniment during the lunch.  The lunch is free of charge, although donations can be made if wished.  St Peter’s Church and Café look forward to welcoming you.


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 demons.  Gere and Lane both give superb performances as people of a certain age, who haven’t yet given up on love.  The cinematography is     stunning too: the foamy seas, desolate sand dunes and bleached skies adding to the feelings of loneliness and desolation.  This is a beautifully told love story; heartbreaking and captivating.

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

Film shown at the Church Centre, Lake Lock Road, doors open 7pm