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A Big Summer Clean at St Peters Church on Saturday 19th July . We will start at 10.00am when we need agile people to remove all the cobwebs around the Church with long handled dusters.

Followed a little later by a team of cleaners who will remove the window cills, clean and replace them and clean the pews, cushions and kneelers with dusters ,dustpans and brushes or hand held vacuum cleaners.

Finally, the floors will be swept, vacuumed and mopped.

Be a REAL FRIEND TO BARFORD CHURCH and please help us to keep it squeaky clean.

If you can lay your hands on mops and buckets, vacuum cleaners, dusters and long handled brushes/dusters, please bring them with you, or if you have any of these but are unable to attend yourself, please let us borrow them. Leave them under the tower a short time before the 19th and collect them from the same place afterwards. Please give us some of your time. The more people who turn up the sooner we will finish.

Coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the morning. Thank you

Jan Bradley.

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“Hear the good news!” – 2 Samuel 18:31


Special thanks to all – particularly Barford School community -- who kindly donated goods to our ‘Mum & Baby’ collection, Mothering Sunday. The items (our largest collection yet!) were gratefully received by Steph & Geoff at Leamington Christian Mission for their ongoing support of destitute mums & babies.

Thank you to everyone who contributed delicacies for supper following the Annual Parish Meeting! Date for next year’s APCM: 29 April 2015.

This year’s “Beating of the Bounds” raised £580.00 - Thank you to all assisted and participated. Watch this space for planning details for next year!


Lent & Eastertide: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Party was a splendid success, fun time had by all! Thanks to all who helped, and those who participated in our Lent courses and Easter celebrations. Lent courses went well, utilising the DVD “The Way”, along with various talks on Salvation. A highlight of the season was “The Watchers” directed by Ann Fawcett. Special thanks to Alan Fawcett for lighting & technical support.

Baby changing table has been ordered and will be installed soon.

New Frontal for the altar given in memory of Kath Reeder will be dedicated at Benefice Service, Sunday, 29 June, 10am.

Can you help?

Make a difference! – There are two vacant seats on the Barford Church PCC. For more information, contact David Jessett.

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Reverend David Jessett

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Come and Sing An opportunity to reach out and meet with God in song and silence.

Every fourth Sunday of the month at 6:00pm in St Peter's Church, Barford

This month , this is Sunday 27th July.

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At the end of September this year it will be 150 years since the current Church building in Sherbourne was consecrated.

The earlier Church had been closed and demolished after the 24 th August 1862 and the foundation stone of the new one was laid on 1 st November of that year. The architect of the new one was Sir George Gilbert Scott the famous Victorian architect of the Albert Memorial and St Pancras among other great buildings.

The work was completed in about 2 years and so on 29th September 1864 the new building was consecrated by The Bishop of Worcester. We shall mark the occasion this year with a weekend of events, culminating in a special service of Evensong at which the Bishop of Coventry will be the preacher. (Sunday 28th September at 6pm)

In 1914 the congregation celebrated 50 years by raising money to have electric lighting installed! Interesting to think that for the first 50 years it was candlelight only! Then in 1964, for the centenary, as the wiring was by then becoming too ancient to cope with powerful bulbs the congregation raised the money to have the Church rewired (£350!!)

For some years now we have been looking at improvements we want to make to the facilities and are delighted to have provided a water supply and a small kitchenette to serve refreshments. The real aim, however, is to raise the money to enable us to install a toilet at the Church. This will be a very significant sum and we have begun to apply for grants but the example of our predecessors encourages us to think of any ways we can raise some of the necessary money. So do come and join us in our celebrations and if you can help with our project in any way that would be great.

Revd David Jessett

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St Peter’s Church, Kineton has opened a “food bank“ for local people in crisis but are having difficulty maintaining food stocks. Families qualifying for food are referred through an agency or their GP.

Donations of food may be taken to any “Coffee Stop” in Wasperton Village Hall, or to the third Sunday 9.30am service in St. John the Baptist Church, Wasperton.

Please contribute items on the following list:
- Milk (UHT or powdered)
- Sugar (500g)
- Fruit juice (carton)
- Soup
- Pasta sauces
- Sponge pudding (tinned)
- Tomatoes (tinned)
- Cereals
- Rice pudding (tinned)
- Tea bags/ instant coffee
- Instant mashed potato
- Rice/ pasta
- Tinned meat/ fish
- Tinned fruit
- Jam
- Biscuits or snack bar

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St Peter's Church is open every day from approximately 9:00am until early evening. You are very welcome to come in and look around or simply to enjoy the peace and quiet.

On Saturdays between 10:00am and 12:00 noon, tea and coffee will be available.

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Morning Prayer is said every Thursday at St Peterís Church at 8.30 am. All welcome.

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The programme for this last month has followed the pattern for the last part of the Easter season. Through story, acting, games and song we have covered Ascension Day, Trinity Sunday and Pentecost. Each session finishes with worksheets appropriate for the different ages which involve colouring, puzzles, word games and quizes as well as a simple prayer for the week.

We try to make changes to the children's table at the back so that church members and visitors can see what the club has been doing. Please try to support these children by having a look at their work.

St. Peter’s Club meets every Thursday during term-time. Tea (sandwiches etc) will be available from 4.30pm until 5.00 pm. All children meet from 5.00pm till 6.00pm.

The ages of the children vary and we are happy to accept any of Primary School age. Why not come and give us a try, coffee and biscuits for adults if you want to stay and watch. New members are always welcome.

Term will end on Thursday,17th July and start again on Thursday,11th September..

For further information please ring Ann on 624371.

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The brass fire hose nozzle used on the night of the blitz (14th November 1940) has been purchased and donated to the Cathedral, inscribed on the nozzle are two poignant messages ‘Used in Vain’ and ‘We Shall Build Again’.

The Friends of the Cathedral are anxious to trace any of the fire fighters named on the nozzle, can anyone help?

If so please contact David Hill, Coventry Cathedral Liaison Officer tel: 01926 493891

David R. Hill Cathedral Liaison Officer -
Barford Sherbourne & Wasperton

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The Pastoral Team exists to pray for people who want us to pray for them and to visit anyone who would like us to visit them. You can contact any of us. Members are:

Jan Bradley
Ann Fawcett
Christine McBeath
Barbara Peters
Jane Scott
David Jessett

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Do you have small children? Do you worry about bringing them to church in case they make a noise? We understand this concern but would like to reassure you that at Barford there are toy bags for children and you are welcome to take one to a corner at the back of the church and let them play there. At Sherbourne too there are toys for children at the back of church.

We would be happy to welcome you at any of our services but you may find 9.30am services on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at Barford to be most suitable for young people and third Sunday services at Sherbourne at 11.00am.

We look forward to welcoming you and your children.

David Jessett

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