St. Peter-ad-Vincula, Roydon

  • St Peter's Church,
  • High Street,
  • Roydon, Harlow
  • Essex
  • CM19 5LW

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Remembrance Sunday 2022

Remembrance Sunday

St Peter's Summer Festival 2022

Theme: The Queen




The flower arranging team

Advent Art Discussion and Lunch

Advent art discussion and lunch

Advent art discussion and lunch 

                   Advent art discussion and lunch

Love your burial ground / churches count on nature 

6th to 13th June 

The results of our nature count in St Peter’s churchyard were astonishing! 56 species of plants, 22 different trees, 6 birds (although there was some contention as to whether birds had to be seen as well as heard) and 18 types of bug/slug/insect.

We had a lovely week and glorious weather. Many thanks to everyone who took part in the count, those who provided refreshments and those who came along to chat!


There were some surprising visitors …



Easter 2021

                                            Easter service

                                            Easter decorations

                                           Easter flowers

                                           Lily list 2021

                                           Easter flowers

Charity Cake Sale in aid of the UNICEF vaccine appeal

Saturday 13th March

The cake sale raised £275.10 for the UNICEF vaccine appeal. Many thanks to everyone who baked cakes, bread and biscuits and to everyone who bought them and donated so generously.

Charity cake sale

Charity cake sale

Lent Litter Picks

The litter picks took place on Saturday 20th February and Saturday 21st March. Many thanks to all who turned out to help. 

Lent litter pick

Lent litter pick

Lent litter pick

Lent litter pick

Advent Calendar

Advent calendar

Advent calendar

Remembrance Sunday 2020



    On Sunday 25th October we celebrated Bible Sunday

We were all invited to bring our favourite Bible to the service and we heard some lovely stories about the Bibles that were brought. 

                           Bible Sunday

On Tuesday 29th September, we held our Macmillan Coffee Morning. We were able to enjoy coffee, cake and a chat just like old times and it was so lovely to see the church and hall buzzing with activity and conversation again. AND it has raised well in excess of £1000 (with Gift Aid)! Anthea has asked us to thank everyone who baked delicious cakes, the glamorous hostesses who waited at table and washed up and everyone who supported the event with such outstanding generosity. We would like to say a big thank you to Anthea for organising the occasion.

We had our socially distanced 

Harvest Festival Lunch Service 

on Sunday 27th September

Harvest lunch

Harvest lunch

Harvest lunch service

Harvest lunch

Harvest lunch

Harvest lunch

We had our Teddy Bears' Picnic on

Saturday 29th August

The Churchwarden bears, Captain Whisky and Granddad Bear, enjoyed meeting you all!

                                   Teddy Bears' Picnic

                                         Teddy Bears' Picnic

VE Day

VE Day

                                         Day of Prayer

St Peter's Quiz was held on Saturday 7th March.

Well done to the winning team!

Many thanks for Barbara who organised it all and for St Peter's catering team 'Cameo' who prepared a delicious supper for us all.

We had the WORLD DAY OF PRAYER on Friday 6th March at the United Reformed Church

The theme of this year’s service was ‘Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk'. 

The day was prepared by women in Zimbabwe.

 People in over 170 countries celebrated this event.


On Sunday 1st February we celebrated Candlemas with a candlelit evensong service filled with music, art and poetry.


The most recent Men's Curry night was Wednesday 29th January

We enjoyed tasty curry at the Garden of India restaurant.

 Contact Robert Findlay for more details: 077 84788 072 or

               Carol Singing in Roydon on Monday 23rd December

                   7pm  - singing and refreshments in Hansell’s Mead

                   8.30pm - singing in The New Inn

                   in aid of the Children’s Society

                                      Christmas Services at St Peter's

                 Nine Lessons and Carols service - Sunday 22nd December, 6.30 pm

                 Christingle service - Christmas Eve, 5 pm

                 The first Communion service of Christmas - Christmas Eve, 11 pm

                 Family service - Christmas Day, 10 am 

                (followed by a short Holy Communion service) 

Harvest Festival

Sunday 29th September

   We had our harvest service, walk and lunch followed by a 

special choral evensong.

                                                              Big Screen on the Green

"Pétanque, pizza & plonk"

Report from Robert on the men's pétanque evening

Nineteen men from Great Parndon and Roydon gathered at St Peter's on a lovely summer evening. David supervised the drinks ensuring that everyone was well served. Domino's delivered twelve large pizzas (which were nearly all consumed by the end of the evening!)

Most of the magnum ice creams remained frozen but a couple that became more of a drippy drink on a stick caused amusement. Conversations flowed freely as we got to know one another better and we agreed that we shall have another men's night in September.

As for the highly competitive pétanque competition, modesty prevents me from saying who won. As a prize the winner took home the uneaten pizza!

If you are interested in joining us next time please contact me, Robert Findlay: 077 84788 072

Messy Church logo 

            At Messy Church on Saturday 29th June               

  We had stories and craft activities followed by refreshments 

            And we learnt about people who spread the Word 

                                The Revd Richard Attew was licensed 

               as our new Priest-in-Charge at St Peter's Church

                            on Monday 24th June.

                                            The Lynmore Singers

Visiting choir the Lynmore Singers

Walk with the Cross

Good Friday 

We started the walk outside St Paul's Church in Harlow Town Centre and finished with a short service at BB's café in the Harlow Harvey Centre

We had glorious weather!

The Annual St Peter's Quiz

was on Saturday 9th March.

Palm Sunday Choral Service

at 6.30 pm in St Peter's Church 

Sunday 14th April

Walking for Lent 2019

The dates of all the walks were as follows:

Wednesday 13th March - 9 am

Sunday 17th March -10.45 am

Wednesday 20th March - 9am

Wednesday 27th March- 9am

Wednesday 3rd April - 9am

Wednesday 10th April - 9 am

        We had a walk on Palm Sunday, 14th April with a pub lunch half way.  

We had our Church Family Indoor Games Day!

on Saturday 19th January

Board games, jigsaws, card games and refreshments.

  Messy Church logo

St Peter's catering team held a NEW YEAR LUNCH 

on Friday 18th January at 12.30 pm

We celebrated the baptism of Ren Cole Arnold on the 13th January


Thank you to everyone who donated money for the sponsored camp out on 22nd December 2018 

We have raised £2,395 in donations (£2,923.75 in total including Gift Aid) for local charity Streets2Homes.

Thank you!

 Streets2Homes operates a day centre for homeless people, and provides them with housing, employment advice, training sessions, health services, washing facilities, and food and clothing in a safe and friendly environment.

                                            9 lessons and carols

The Jesse Tree 

During each service in advent we decorated the Jesse Tree with symbols that represent a variety of Christians that we can learn about in the Bible.

Isaiah 11:1 “A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.”

Jesse was the father of King David.

Jesus was a descendant of King David.

The Jesse Tree represents the family tree of Christianity.

                                        Jesse Tree                                                                  

We collected together our shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child during our Fourth Sunday Service on 25th November.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

We had our



Saturday 24th November

we experienced Advent 

and learnt about Christmas in new ways

with a Walk Through Our Advent Calendar




Remembrance Sunday

                                           Remembrance Service and Ceremony

                                                       Remembrance Service and Ceremony

Following the Remembrance service the bell ringing team rang the method Plain Hunt for an hour to commemorate the end of the First World War.

                                                 Ringing for Remembrance

To commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One, the WI have knitted a display of weeping poppies. Amongst the red poppies there are some purple poppies that represent the animals that have been killed in action. Until Remembrance Sunday you can see the display in the entrance of St Peter's.  After Remembrance Sunday the display will then be placed in the Colte chapel.  

        Thanks to Barbara Richmond and her crew who organised this and spent many hours displaying the poppies.



Chris and Yvette's Wedding

     Chris and Yvette's wedding        

       Chris and Yvette's wedding             Chris and Yvette's wedding


                                                            Bishop Stephen's visit

                       Bishop Steven's visit


Pentecost Celebration 2018

                                           Pentecost 2018    

                                               Learning about the Holy Spirit               

We had a BBQ to celebrate the Royal Wedding 

on Saturday 19th May

Messy Church had a Treasure Trail 

on Saturday 21st April 

     Lent Walks 2018

Lent Walk pub lunch

Lent Walk

Lent Walk

Lent Walk

                            Messy Church

                      Saturday 17th February

                  Biblical times    Dress in biblical times                                            Biblical times

Friday 19th January

British Luncheon run by St Peter's Catering team 'CAMEO'

We enjoyed a choice selection of the finest British cuisine - main courses were then followed by delicious desserts and fine wines

Sunday 21st January, 9.30 am - Prayer service for church growth



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Men's Curry Night

 Contact Robert Findlay for more details :

We celebrated St Peter’s Church Family Day at Patsie's house on

  Sunday 16th July 2017

 Enjoying the garden

We enjoyed a delicious lunch as always, provided by the CAMEO team and some brave souls enjoyed using the swimming pool!

Jamie's baptism

Jamie's baptism

Jamie's baptism



St Peter’s Choir have recorded "Storm and Tide" which was commissioned by John Warren in commemoration of the 655 men, women and children lost in the sinking of SS Ceramic in December 1942, and of all those lost in the oceans in war and peace. 


                                     St Peter’s Patronal Family Service

  was on Sunday 25th June 2017

We celebrated our beautiful church and church family in a lively family service.

 It was lovely to see old  (and new!) friends.



                             CAMEO Strawberry Cream Tea

Friday, 26th May 2017 from 2.30 p.m. With Duncan on the piano.



                                            The Easter Trail 2017

                            The Easter Garden


Easter Trail



Lent Walks 2017

                                                 Walking to Hunsdon

                                  Setting off