- St Peter's Church,
- High Street,
- Roydon, Harlow
- CM19 5LW
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 …
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.
The litter picks took place on Saturday 20th February and Saturday 21st March. Many thanks to all who turned out to help.
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.
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
We had our Teddy Bears' Picnic on
Saturday 29th August
The Churchwarden bears, Captain Whisky and Granddad Bear, enjoyed meeting you all!
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.
MEN'S CURRY NIGHT
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
"Pétanque, pizza & plonk"
Report from Robert on the men's pétanque evening
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.
Visiting choir the Lynmore Singers
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.
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.
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. http://streets2homes.zohosites.eu/
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.
We collected together our shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child during our Fourth Sunday Service on 25th November.
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.
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
Bishop Stephen's visit
Pentecost Celebration 2018
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
Saturday 17th February
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
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
Lent Walks 2017