An informal service on the theme of light in the darkness, followed by hot chocolate and doughnuts. All welcome.
Remembrance Season at St Peter’s
In late October and November we enter the season of Remembrance, and at St Peter’s we will be recalling those who have died in a number of ways.
Red ribbons of remembrance: these will be available after the 9.30 service on 21st & 28th October, and 4th November, and also at the Refresh Coffee morning, 10am-12 noon on Thursdays 25th October, 1st November and 8th November. People are invited to write on them the names of family members who died in either the first or second world war. They will be displayed as part of the Remembrance Day service in St Peter’s on 11th November at 9 am.
You will also see some silhouettes of soldiers in the church, which are part of the Royal British Legion’s There but not there project to commemorate the fallen in the centenary of the cessation of hostilities of World War I.
From Monday 29th October we are setting aside a quiet place for prayer in front of the war memorial in the chancel. There will be a book on the kneeler for people to write the names of those who have died in war.
Our bellringers will mark the season by ringing the bells of St Peter’s for 11 minutes at 7pm every evening on the 11 days before Remembrance Sunday.
On Sunday 4th November at 6pm we hold our All Soul’s Service, where we remember all those we love, but see no longer. We read out the names of those who have recently died will be read out, as well as the names of any others given to the Parish Office before the day, and there will be an opportunity to light a candle for those remembered.
Evening Prayers of Remembrance, 5th-10th November at 5 pm. In place of our usual Evening Prayer service we will be reading out the names and stories of those from Petersfield who died in the conflict. The Royal British Legion book containing these stories will be on sale for £5.
On 7th November we will be hosting the Churchers’ College Remembrance Day Concert at 7.30 pm.
Finally on 11th November we start our morning Eucharist at the earlier time of 9am to allow all to attend the Act of Remembrance in the Square. The church bells will be rung in a muffled peal before it begins
Beta Discussion on True Peace, Tuesday 6th November at 7pm
What does it mean to be in a right relationship with God? Coffee from 7pm, discussion at 7.30pm. Everyone is very welcome!