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News from the St Peter’s  

Spring has finally arrived, with evidence of new life "springing up" all around us. Birds nesting, lambs gambolling in the fields, gardens ablaze with colour.  New shoots on the trees. New life everywhere.

It was lovely to welcome the Reception Class from Greatstone Primary School to the church for their egg hunt. Thank you to all who contributed to the buying the eggs with activity leaflets which we were able to give to all the Key Stage 1 children in the school (180 of them).

It was good to meet together to celebrate Maundy Thursday and Good Friday -  the meditation It was a moving and worshipful time when we to reflected on the sacrifice of God for us on that first Good Friday.

Easter Sunday was another Joyful celebration of praise, when we were reminded by Sheila McLachlan us that THE TOMB WAS EMPTY - JESUS IS RISEN - HALLELUJAH!  The church was full of people and flowers, reflecting the joy of the resurrection. Thanks to those who donated the funds for Yvonne and Val to use their gifts to make the church look so vibrant and welcoming.

We were pleased with our 2nd Hunger Lunch which brought our total raised to £300 for ‘WaterAid’ a worthwhile cause.

Once again, a successful Spring Market, we are profoundly grateful to Yvonne for organising and planning each market and for devising new stalls. Please make our markets known to friends and neighbours so that each one will be more successful than the one before – the next one will be on the 26th May which will include a Plant Sale.

We hope you all enjoyed the Brunch (not MasterChef just good home cooking). We will give the total raised for the New Hall Project next month. If any of you have any good ideas for raising funds for the Hall building fund, do not be shy about sharing them with us. No sensible idea will be dismissed. Keep an eye out for future food related events through the summer.

If you use the internet for shopping PLEASE consider signing up for ‘easyfundraising’ for St Peter’s New Hall, Every penny makes the water warmer, as Alison’s mother used to say.

We continue to meet on a Wednesday morning to pray for the needs of the persecuted church and they are great and many. We would love to see you there if you can spare just 1 hour between 11.15 & 12.15.

Many of us who knew Mary Coppins will have appreciated the opportunity to celebrate her life in a service of Thanksgiving at St. Peter's. She was a lovely, talented gentle lady.

                                                      Alison & Tricia

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