The intention is that certain items will be stored here for reference after they have served their purpose in their original location, this may include fundraising events or special services that the St Peters have been involved in.
Janet Haworth will be Licensed
as a Reader on Saturday 12th October.
Please come along to the 10.30 am Service
on Sunday 13th October
when we can celebrate this splendid occasion.
Appointment of a Vicar
St. Peter's Salesbury
A DATE FOR THE DIARY!
Tuesday 9th October 2012
Nigel Haworth of Northcote
More details to follow
St. Peter’s Salesbury Mothers’ Union
to be held at 12 Shropshire Drive
Saturday 4th August 2012
10.30am to 12.00 noon
Cakes, Raffle and Bring & Buy
Admission by Ticket £2
Proceeds to Mothers’ Union Charities
Tickets from Committee Members or
Contact Mrs Barbara Youles (Tel 248525)
St. Leonard's Langho
by Bishop John
Congratulations to those confirmed by Bishop John on 11 March 2012.
A DVD was made of the confirmation - if any one would like one please contact me.
The Social and Fundraising Committee is planning a Wedding Fair with a difference for the weekend 7th - 9th September 2012. A display of wedding dresses and related memorabilia will be set up in church. Entrance will be £2 and programmes 50p. Refreshments including bacon sandwiches and cakes will be available in the Memorial Hall on the Saturday and Sunday (8th and 9th)
Times of the exhibition are:
Friday and Saturday 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
A service to celebrate marriage and family life will follow on the Sunday evening at 6.30 p.m.
Please would you consider loaning your wedding dress and/or related items? Perhaps there is a story attached which you would be happy to share!
Do contact Liz Baldwin, Derek Wardleworth, Janet Beverley, Clare Harding, Janet Haworth, Margaret Howells or Kathleen Sowerbutts for more information
The Year of the Bible
2011 was the year of the Bible - at the end of 2010 Preston Minster hosted a Bible reading marathon which involved the whole of the Bible being read by volunteers over a four day period - non-stop!! I went along, as did John, and we both found the experience of reading Scripture aloud, accompanied by constant visitors, at all times of the day and night, 'dropping-in' to the Church to see what was happening a very moving experience.
At St. Peter's, we celebrated the year of the Bible throughout 2011, not the least with our own Bible reading 'marathon' that took place alongside our Easter vigil as part of our Lent and Easter devotions this year. You can see how we celebrated this 'year' throughout this site.
... let's make every year 'A Year of the Bible'!!
Sheila Goodman has written this about the King James Bible:
Long Live King James !
A Sunday school Prize. A Bible presented to Sheila Smart (guess who!) in 1954 from the Church of the Holy Cross Sunday School, in Crediton,
Devon. Known as the Authorised, or King James version, this translation will be celebrating its 400th birthday on 2nd May 2011.
We’ve become accustomed to the Good News Bible. There are copies in the pews at St Peter’s. We listen to Gospels, Epistles, Old and New Testament readings regularly in church. Maybe we also read our Bibles at home. The language of the Good News Bible “seeks to state clearly and accurately the meaning of the original texts in words that are widely accepted by people who use English as a means of communication”.
However, what we may not realise is that many familiar phrases or sayings have originated in the King James’ Bible. Do we ever “eat, drink and be merry”, “see the writing on the wall”, “go from strength to strength”, “fight the good fight” ? Well, if we do, then we are quoting from the Bible as translated 400 years ago ! Someone had identified no fewer than 257 phrases in everyday use. A labour of love … or “no rest for the wicked”, “from cradle to grave” ?
It is said that the works of William Shakespeare are full of “Quotes”, only Shakespeare wrote them in the first place ! Likewise, the Bible, and the Authorised Version is much loved for its poetry and rhetoric as for its message. Besides, Shakespeare has a vocabulary of 31,000 different words, the King James Bible uses a lexicon of just 12,000 words.
100 years ago Theodore Roosevelt declared: “The King James Bible is a Magna Carta for the poor and oppressed, the most democratic book in the world”. This still rings true today.
Next year commemorative events will be fruitful and multiply, nationally and locally. On the one hand, the King James Bible is one of
’s greatest exports, with 2.5 million copies cast on the waters so far. On the other hand, we also know it isn’t just one book, but a collection of books, encompassing history, poetry, guidelines for everyday living, morality tales and the Greatest Story ever told, upon which our Christian faith, in the New Testament, while we share parts of the Old Testament with our Jewish and Muslim friends. Britain
We should give thanks for the miracle of the King James’ translation, a triumph of creative collaboration (54 scholars in six committees!) and we should also give thanks for good old Google. It seems that, each month, 450,000 people make a Google search for King James Bible, and fewer than 10% of these searches originate in the
. No wonder they call it the World Wide Web ! United Kingdom
Make a New Year’s Resolution to remember to read your Bible every day, and watch out for some Biblical activities at St Peter’s in 2011.
HOUSE GROUP INFORMATION
The Teaching of Jesus
This is a 5 Session ‘York Course’ written by John Young, Canon Emeritus of York Minster and author of more than 30 books/booklets.
1. Forgiveness: - Sycamore Cottage, Copster Green - April 16th
2. God: - Pinesprings, The Hawthorns – April 30th
3. Money: - The Vicarage, Clayton-Le-Dale – May 14th
4. Heaven and Hell: - 4, Valley Road, Wilpshire –May 28th
5. On Being Human: - The Bungalow, Copster Green – June 11th
The evenings are most enjoyable with interesting discussion and conversation in friendly and informal settings.
Please join us!
Tuesdays 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm
If you would like more details please contact Julie Bradshaw (249764).
Clicking on the link above will open a document giving more details about the course
8th and 22nd May, 12th and 26th June 2012
The above York Course began in April, but only 1 session has been held and 4 remain. Each Session stands alone so it is not too late to join the Group! The evenings are most enjoyable with interesting discussion and conversation in friendly and informal settings.
‘Better Together’ is all about relationships – in the church and within the family and society – and looks at how the Christian perspective may differ from that of society at large.
The remaining sessions are detailed below:
2. Relationships within the Church - Sycamore Cottage - May 8th
3. Relating to Strangers - 2, Hollowhead Avenue - May 22nd
4. Broken Relationships - 3, Hazelmoor - June 12th
5. Our Relationship with God - The Bungalow, Copster Green - June 26th
If you would like more details please contact Julie Bradshaw (249764).
(An example of what we look at ... )
The next series ……
Tuesdays 7.45pm to 9.15pm
‘Living Faith’ by Tom Wright
A 10-session DVD-based course
MOTHERS UNION NOTES