Christmas began with the lighting of the Advent Wreath. It was busy in church, with three school services, a Christmas Memorial Service, Crib and Carol Service and Traditional Carol Service, as well as the usual midnight and Christmas Day services. In all, 2400 attended during the Christmas period.
The pictures at the bottom are of the congregation at the Toy Service and the congregation, from the back of St Peter’s, during the Crib and Carol Service.
St. Peter’s is part of a Nationwide Art Installation for the Fallen
There But Not There
In association with ‘Remembered ‘
The church will be open from 9am – 3pm every day during November.
‘Remembered’ has three simple but significant aims:
¨ To Commemorate the Fallen through highlighting the sacrifices made. The 2018 Armistice Project, There But Not There, will be the Centenary Commemoration for the end of the First World War.
¨ To Educate all generations, particularly today’s younger generation, born nearly 100 years after the outbreak of WW1, to understand what led to the slaughter of 888,246 British and Commonwealth men.
¨ To help Heal those suffering from the hidden wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder and other lasting legacies of combat, by raising funds for our beneficiary charities. Today, the mental health taboo of Post Traumatic Stress, or ‘shell shock’ as it was known in the Great War, is being broken and Remembered aims to play a significant role in helping build better futures for veterans and those suffering from mental illness.
Remembered is a Registered Charity and a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
Harvest 2017 began on Thursday 28th September, with Bengeworth Academy holding their Harvest service; it continued on Friday 29th September with St. Richard’s C of E First School holding their service. By Sunday 1st October the church was full of flowers and produce.
The day began with an outdoor service and refreshments before welcoming visitors to the fayre. The church looked wonderful with people there to offer a welcome, give out treasure hunt sheets, issue prizes, talk about the church, judge the art competition and serve gallons of tea and coffee. What a wonderful and tiring day!
On Wednesday 21st June a group of family, friends and music fans gathered to listen to the finalists of Evesham Young Musician of the year.
All the competitors had won a category and, in the end a young vocalist and a clarinetist won the junior and senior award.
The Avon Singers provided the opening, pre-interval and final musical entertainment of the evening.