Salesbury - St Peter

              Welcome to St Peter's Church  

 

 Serving and being part of the community for over 200 years

 

We want to make you feel a real part of the Christian community here at St. Peter's - hopefully through our web site we can bring you all the information you need about us and encourage you to play a part in our worship and service of God.  

Contact No's:

Vicarage: 01254 248072 

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 ESSENCE

Our new women's group

Please check the Church Groups page for more details 


        
                                              Harvest Thanksgiving


                                                   Sunday 24th September
 
                                                       8.00  Holy Communion
                                          10.30  Harvest Family Service
                                           12.30 Harvest Lunch
                                         Adults £10.00, Children £5.00
                                  Family Ticket £25.00 (2 Adults, 2 Children)
                                              Tickets available from Church

                                           6.30  Harvest Choral Evensong

 
             Children are invited to bring Harvest Gifts (preferably non-perishable goods)
                         which will help needy children through International Aid.
   
                   Older children and adults are invited to support our Harvest Appeal.
 



 east lancs band concert 2017



A Service of Comfort and Christian Hope
6.30 pm
 on
Sunday 5 th November

At this service, the names of those who have died will be
read out and you will be able to light a candle in their
memory. If you would like this for those you remember,
please add their names to the
list at the back of church.

At any time if you wish to view a particular page in the Book of
Remembrance, please ask a Church Warden.

All Souls candles





 


HOUSEGROUPS


Jesus – The Wounded Healer

Discover afresh the God who suffers with us


House Group continues to meet in October & November

on a Tuesday Evening 7.30pm to 9.00pm


Details are as follows:


  • Jesus: ‘Why Have You Forsaken Me?’ 

    • 3rd October@ ‘Treetops’, Longsight Road

  • Jesus: Misunderstood and Criticised

    • 17th October @ Clayton Manor, Ribchester Rd

  • Jesus: Living through Loss and Grief

    • 31st October @ to be confirmed

  • Jesus: Resurrection Hope

    • 14th November @ to be confirmed


For more details contact Martin or Sue on 248072.




EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO CALL HOME.


This is the message from Christian Aid in the run up to its 60th Anniversary of House to House  Collections.

 

The week of May 14th – 20th will see the familiar red envelopes and collecting boxes out and about, in the hands of a dedicated band of faithful volunteers.


There will be an extra high profile media publicity push, and a push of envelopes through all the letterboxes in the land. As usual, we at St. Peter`s work alongside our friends from Wilpshire Methodist Church to cover our allocation of Streets, Closes, Roads, Avenues and Lanes. Pushing the envelopes through is the quick and easy bit. Knocking on doors to retrieve the same envelopes can be more of a challenge... a step outside of a `comfort zone` for a few minutes, facing the unknown. Will it be a friendly response and a proffered envelope, or not. For the recipients of the Aid offered by Christian Aid, all year round, in response to world poverty, hunger, disasters and homelessness, a comfort Zone is beyond their experience, and probably their wildest dreams.


St. Peter`s has always had a band of volunteers to ensure that we fulfil our quota of streets. We do need a few more folk, many hands do make lighter work, two friends working together can complete the task in half the time, and then retire for a well-earned cuppa.


Please check the list at the back of church, and sign up if you can spare a couple of hours during Christian Aid week, or have a word with me.

 

In 2016 Team St. Peter`s collected £987.02. Can we improve on this total in 2017?

 

A final message from Christian Aid:

We`ve been here for refugees since 1945.

We won`t turn our backs now.




 

Joint statement of St Peter’s and Wilpshire Methodist churches


Dear Friends,


As you will be aware over the past year St. Peter’s, Salesbury and Wilpshire Methodist Church have been exploring our working together, including the possibility of becoming a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP).


Following extensive exploration and a number of Church Meetings it has been concluded that at this point in time, it is not right for such a major step to be made. It has been seen that the proposals were perhaps ‘too much, too soon’ for many people and that enhanced joint working over a period of time, in a less formal way than an LEP, would seem to be the way forward. The outcome of the discussions should be seen not as the end but as the beginning of a new phase. We recognise that for some this decision will be met with sadness, for others there will be a sense of relief.


A meeting involving the Leadership of both Churches agreed that it is important to find ways in which members of both churches can work alongside each other in a natural and seamless way for the benefit of the community, the Kingdom and the Gospel. The key is why do something separately when we can do it together and better.


The following possibilities were suggested:


  • Truly joint and integrated services including All Age Worship.

  • Work with Children and Young People.

  • Festivals including the Harvest Festival and Lunch.

  • Christmas activities and events.

  • Rose Queen Procession of Witness.


It planned that a small group should be established with 3 or 4 members from each church to plan and promote joint working. The brief of this group would be to plan well in advance and consider the year ahead.


We ask for your prayers and support as we move forward in God’s Name.



Rev Martin Duerden          Rev Stuart Smith


 

 

What is an Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP)?

Local Ecumenical Partnerships (LEP’s) come in a variety of forms, but each is a situation where more than one Christian denomination is working together under a formal agreement. LEPs include places where local churches share their congregational life or share buildings or covenant with each other. In general there are six categories of LEP: the first 3 could relate to our situation. These are listed below. Some Partnerships will fall into several of the categories at once.

  1. Single Congregation Partnerships

  2. Congregations in Covenanted Partnerships

  3. Shared Building Partnerships

  4. Chaplaincy Partnerships

  5. Mission Partnerships

  6. Education Partnerships

     

    SINGLE CONGREGATION PARTNERSHIPS (category 1)

     While there may be a variety of worship styles, there is basically one joint congregation with shared sacramental ministry, common finance and an Ecumenical Church Council which as far as possible co-ordinates the life of the Local Ecumenical Partnership. There will usually be only one worship centre.

     

    There may be a ministerial team, drawn from the partner denominations. Some of the ministers may have pastoral responsibility for other congregations (whether Partnerships or not), and others may serve full time in the LEP. In many cases, however, ordained ministry will be provided primarily by one of the partner denominations, often in an agreed alternating pattern.

     

    The mix of denominational partners will have a major influence on the style of the Partnership. Aspects of the life and worship of each tradition should be reflected in the Constitution.

     

    The Partnership must be able to be recognised as a local congregation by each of the partner Churches. Local decision-making will focus in an Ecumenical Church Council or Congregational Meeting. It is important to remember that the denominations are evolving all the time - so a mix of recognisable denominational worship and ecumenically inspired forms will be appropriate.

     

    In a Single Congregation Partnership, the aim must be to offer a nourishing and varied diet of worship. Most worshippers embrace this readily. Many Free Church people appreciate the opportunity for more frequent eucharistic worship, while some Anglicans enjoy family services and informal worship which may have a key role in reaching out to those on the fringe of the church.

     

    Single Congregation Partnerships may come into being by the formal coming together (usually into one building - though some retain two and use them for different purposes) of two or more congregations, where a pooling of resources is perceived as God's will.

     

    CHURCHES IN COVENANTED PARTNERSHIP with a substantial sharing in worship, church life, mission and ministry (category 2)

     

    Such partnerships are a development of a local Churches Together group, where a level of trust, commitment and inter-dependence has been reached which seems to warrant a formal covenant. 

     

    The local congregations involved in such Partnerships remain as distinct worshipping congregations, with their own government and finances, and usually with ordained ministry from their own denomination. No-one's understanding of the nature of the church need be threatened. There must, however, be a conviction that the deeper commitment to unity represented by a covenanted relationship is a response to Christ's call and the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

     

    A Local Covenant is a significant mutual commitment under God and between congregations, local churches and parishes in a particular locality for mutually discerned and agreed purposes. To use the language of covenant for anything less than this is to debase a powerful Biblical concept.

     

    As already noted, Local Covenants are like marriage - not to be lightly entered into. A significant depth of relationship, commitment and activity is possible through a local Churches Together or Council of Churches, signifying a move from co-operation to commitment. Those thinking about forming a Covenanted Partnership must consider prayerfully if what they discern to be the purpose and the level of mutual commitment of the churches requires a covenant relationship.

     

    SHARED BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS (with a Sharing Agreement under The Sharing of Church Buildings Act, 1969) (category 3)

     

    Where there is at least one shared building, covered by a legal Sharing Agreement, the Partnership will fall within this category. Thus the Shared Building Partnership category embraces both those Partnerships where there is the minimum of integration of worship, congregational life and ministerial oversight and those Partnerships where integration is most highly developed. 

     

    In the first case the Partnership will only fall within Category 3: in the latter it will certainly fall within Category 1 and/or 2 as well.

     

    In the case of a Category 3 only Partnership, there is no need for a Declaration of Intent or Constitution: the Sharing Agreement is sufficient.




 

 

  

Are you sitting comfortably?

The PCC has agreed to update the toilet facilities at St. Peter’s, making it more accessible to all users. Work should take place in November, and will cost £6,360 including VAT. The loo will be out of action for a week, and notice will be given on the weekly sheet!

 If you would like to contribute financially to support this long-awaited improvement, please put your donation in an envelope marked ‘Church Toilet Donation’ and return it to church. If you are a UK Taxpayer, and pay sufficient tax, please consider Gift Aiding your contribution, which will increase the value of your gift by 25% at no cost to you.

 As part of the project, we shall be supporting the Toilet Twinning initiative, which was set up five years ago through a partnership between two charities, Cord and Tearfund, in a bid to “flush away poverty”.  Throughout the world, 2.5 billion people have nowhere clean, safe and hygienic to go to the loo. The aim of the fundraising campaign is to encourage people and organisations to make a donation and “twin their toilet”.

 A donation of £240 will be given to fund a toilet block in a school or a displacement camp in a part of the world where it is most needed.



 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

St. Peter’s and St. Leonard’s Youth Group

 

 

ROCK SOLID

 

 

Calling all young people ages 11 to 14

 

Join us  in the Hall at Wilpshire Methodist Church

 

 

6.30 pm – 8 pm on 17th January, 21st February, 20th March

 

 

To help you understand the Good News of Jesus in a fun and relevant way.

 

 

 

 

  

 

IN FLANDERS FIELDS

 

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Before we embarked on our Flanders Fields trip I gathered some information on some of the fallen of our Parish with the intention of trying to find their graves or memorials so that we could also pay respects on behalf of our Church. Despite having access to various genealogy sites I was very sorry not to be able to find our more personal stories and would be really interested to hear from anyone who has any knowledge of those we traced. As everyone says who visits the World War One Cemeteries it is a moving and humbling experience and on behalf of the Church I was able to leave crosses for a few of those men who died during the summer of 1917 – at Arras and Ypres.

 

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At Tyne Cot Military Cemetery near Passchendaele we paid our respects to Private John Wilkinson, 1st Battalion East Lancs who died aged 19 on 4 October 1917. He was the son of Walter and Alice Williamson of 6 Shore, Wilpshire. (I think this was situated near the old railway station near Knowsley Road).

 Private John Duckworth of the 8th Battalion the Loyal North Lancs died aged 34 on 4 August 1917. Private Duckworth was the son of Mr and Mrs John Duckworth of 47 Meadow Street, Blackburn and as he had no known grave his name is recorded on a panel at the Menin Gate in Ypres.

 Between Poperinghe and Ypres is a village called Vlamertinghe and here we paid our respects to Private T E Lord of the 1st Battalion the Loyal North Lancs who died aged 32 on 1st June 1917. Private Lord was the son of Mr and Mrs Edmund Lord of Balderstone and left a wife who lived at Deneley, Copster Green.

 Privates Wilkinson, Duckworth and Lord all died during the campaign we know today as the 3rd Battle of Ypres.


Diane Foote

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

Christianity EXPLORED

 

One Life. What’s it all about - Why are we here? Is there a God? What is life all about?

 

 On 28th September we will be starting a group to explore these and other questions.

 

 These will be held at: St. Peter’s Vicarage, 49a Ribchester Rd, BB1 9HU Tel: 01254~248072

 

 This group will run for 7 sessions on the following Mondays from 7.30 pm – 9 pm:

 

September 28th, October 5th & 19th, November 2nd, 16th, 23rd, & 30th.

 

 CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED gives you time to think about the big questions of life, and explore the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus Christ.

 

You don’t need to know anything about the Bible. You won’t be asked to read aloud, pray or sing. You can ask any question you want.

 

 

 

Everybody Welcome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revision of the Electoral Roll

 

The Annual Revision of the Church Electoral Roll, in preparation for the Annual Parochial Church Meeting, is now under way. Only those on the Church Electoral Roll can stand for the position of Warden, Treasurer etc, or stand for election to the Parochial Church Council. Only those on the Church Electoral Roll can vote at the meeting.

 

If you are baptised, are over the age of 16, and are a member of St. Peter’s Church, you are eligible to be on the Church Electoral Roll and should attend the Annual Meeting.

 

Our Annual Meeting for 2016 will be on Sunday 20th March, following the 10.30am Service. It is hoped that the meeting will begin at approximately 11.30am.

 

The revision of the Electoral Roll in preparation for the Annual Meeting will end on Friday 4th March. You will be able to join the Electoral Roll after that date but will not be eligible to vote at this year’s Annual Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SALESBURY BOOKLET

‘Sing unto the Lord a new song’ 

The time has come to update the Salesbury Booklet! Is there a favourite hymn or worship song you would like to be considered for inclusion?

If so, have a word with the Vicar, the Organist or Clare Harding.

 

 

 

 

   WW1 Commemoration

Please click to view a video about a WW1 Commemoration project involving some of the pupils from Salesbury School

 

 

 

 

 

POSITIONS VACANT

 

ALTAR SERVERS

*  An Altar Server is someone who helps the priest at church services, especially Holy Communion. They serve at the altar! They are on duty about once a month, at the 8.00am and 10.30 services.

 

Interested?

*  Pick up a leaflet from the back of church, or ask the Vicar or an Altar Server for more information.

 

                                                                                                       

CHOIR

  *  Choristers help lead the singing and the prayers. There are weekly practices during term-time, and social events.

*  Junior members get paid a small amount for every attendance.

 

Interested?

*  Pick up a leaflet from the back of church, or speak to the Organist and Choirmaster after the service.

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THE YEAR’S MIND

 It had become the custom at St. Peter’s to commemorate at Sunday and Wednesday services all those who have died in the past during that week. Obviously, the length of the list increased annually, so that it reached well over 20 names on some Sundays. At the same time, the number of the congregation remembering the earliest names was decreasing. Other difficulties arose when an anticipated name was omitted or mispronounced. Virtually all visiting priests drew attention to these problems. It would have been possible to shorten the list by including, for example, only those deceased within the last 10 years, but this would have been an arbitrary decision.

 The church remains open daily, with the Book of Remembrance on view. Although the display case is locked to preserve the Book, a warden or sidesperson will willingly open it to reveal a different page if required. The All Souls’ Service takes place each year specifically to honour friends and relatives who have died.

The PCC therefore decided, after careful consideration of the options, that following this year’s All Souls’ Service, which was held on 4 November, only the names of the recently departed would be read out each week. However, should anyone wish to have a special prayer, this may always be arranged by using the Prayer Request basket at the back of the church, or by asking a Churchwarden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parish Magazine

 

The Parish Magazine is published monthly except for July/August when there is a joint issue.

It includes details of services and other events in the life of the church, along with many interesting articles. 

If you would like a copy of the Magazine delivered to your door please contact:

 Rev'd Martin Duerden on 01254 248072 

The Cost is £8.00 for a year's subscription.

Individual copies are available in church at a cost of £1.00

 

  

 

 

 

During Advent there was a collection box/area at the rear of church for any food donations, that will then be passed on to the Foodbank project, to help those less fortunate.

Further details and a list of the type of suitable food items are available in church 

Thank you

Over the Advent period we managed to collect enough food to send 8 boxes to the Foodbank.
Many thanks for your generosity.

Update

We will continue to collect in church, and thank you for any further donations.

 

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