St Peter’s Church hosts an array of events for all age groups throughout the year.
Tuesday Club, an afternoon café style get-together for games, drinks and cakes, conversation and company takes place on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month between 2.00 – 4.00pm (the next meeting is January 12th).
Each meeting includes a thought-for-the-day for the group to discuss and think about. The afternoon is an inclusive get-together which welcomes everyone, and transport to and from Tuesday Club can even be arranged by contacting the church on the day before the club.
Messy Church on Saturdays runs from 3.00pm to 5.00pm, and includes an afternoon of fun crafts, celebration and has a selection of food to enjoy. Everyone is welcome to turn up on the day.
Aimed at teenagers, the next Youth Worship service at St Peters on Sunday 17 January will feature guest speaker Kyle Henderson Begg.
From 6.00pm to 8.00pm all young people aged 11+ are welcome to experience a service specifically focused on young people and hosted by other young people.
By Ruby Goodall
St Peter’s Church has introduced a new programme of services for Sunday mornings. A new family service was recently introduced at 9.45am, to be held before the long-established Holy Communion service, with the intention of providing something for everyone, and also allowing a more informal experience for those who do not attend regular church services.
St Peter’s is very proud of the sense of family that they maintain, and want to ensure that every Christian in Oundle and the surrounding villages feels that they belong. With its more informal, inclusive early service, they hope to welcome more people into the church community.
Associate Vicar Jema Ball said that attendance to St Peter’s on a Sunday is growing, with up to 150 people attending each service.
The variety of services offered by the church is geared towards serving the wide variety of people in the Oundle community. Jema said: ‘We are making the most of the opportunity to connect with as many local people as possible.’
The morning service, which begins at 9.45am, is an informal, contemporary service with a focus on families and young people, providing a crèche for the youngest attendees, in addition to children and young people’s groups.
Meanwhile, parents and adults can enjoy music-led worship and a short talk, with time to pray.
At 11.15am, church-goers can enjoy a traditional Holy Communion service with hymns, a sermon and prayers.
However, from time to time the services will be combined into one, at 10.30am, as it is important for the entire church family to get together on occasion and worship together.
The St Peter’s family invites everyone to come along and explore what the church has to offer.
By Francesca Coates