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

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

This month, this is Sunday 29th January 2017.

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Many thanks to all have supported the Traidcraft stalls that we have held in church since March. Trade has been steadily increasing which is very encouraging. This helps people in some of the poorest countries where they produce the goods and also generates a little profit for the Church.

We will continue to run the stalls on the second Sunday of every other month in St Peter's Church, Barford at 10:30am after the morning service.

The next one will be on Sunday, January 8th 2017.

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A PCC meeting took place on November 9th which discussed the usual wide range of issues to do with the running of the church - both from a spiritual and practical point of view. The Celtic style services held recently (where everyone sits in a circle at the rear of the church) have been well attended and those present have appreciated the simpler and more ancient form of worship. There will be another Celtic service on 18th December —come and try it!

On the fabric front, quotes have now been obtained to convert all the church lighting to LED and it is hoped this work can start in the new year. Plans are also being drawn up to raise the floor level at the front of the nave (between the pulpit and lectern) to the same height as the choir stalls. This will be of particular help when children are taking part in services - reading, acting or singing - as the congregation will be able to see them much better. Another project under review is the replacement of the stone gate pillars at the churchyard entrance. These have become badly eroded and need to be rebuilt - although some more funds may need to be raised before this work can be done.

As before the church services are timetabled on this website and other key dates and events will be detailed or advertised separately.

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Knock, knock. “Who’s there?” “Isabell!” “Isabell who?” “Is a bell working?”...well not all of them are, but if you are interested in learning how to ring, come along to the church any Monday evening between 8:00 and 9:00pm to find out more.

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(3rd Sunday of every month from 10am until 12noon)

We invite you and the family to join us at our monthly Coffee Morning. It's an opportunity to get to know us better. We serve complimentary refreshments including coffee, tea and hot chocolate along with a selection of breakfast items such as bacon butties, hot waffles and warm croissants.

We also support Fairtrade so come and have a look at the items on our Fairtrade table. When you purchase any product with the FAIRTRADE mark on it you are supporting farmers and workers as they work to improve their lives and their communities.

This month it will be 20th November.

Hope to see you there... you'll receive a warm welcome.

Contact: Gail Robinson-Smith

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Lambeth Palace has become the 200th member of the Community of the Cross of Nails.

Walking in the Air – The Cathedral will be hosting two showings of ‘The Snowman’ film accompanied by a live orchestra on Saturday 10th December at 4.00pm and 7.00pm. Tickets available from

David Hill
Cathedral Parish Partner

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As part of the vision to eliminating the admission charges by 2018 the standard admission charge is being reduced from 8.00 to 6.00. The concessionary charge is being reduced from 5.75 to 5.00 and under 18s will have free entry.

The admission charges were first introduced in 2010, when the average donation was just 24p.

The Cathedral costs 3,000 a day to run excluding fabric repairs.

David Hill
Coventry Cathedral Liaison Officer

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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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The church is open every day from around 9.00 am until early evening. You are welcome to come in and look around or simply to enjoy the peace and quiet.

On Saturdays between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon, tea and coffee will be available.

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Morning Prayer is said every Thursday at St.Peter’s Church at 8.30 a.m. Prayers are said on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9.00a.m.

All welcome.

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The children have been looking at the different celebrations and festivals which occur at this time of year including All Hallows Eve and All Saints Day. They are also learning how to ring some carols on handbells in readiness for Christmas. Although it is early days yet, the children can produce recognisable tunes and are keen to improve their performance.

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. Term will end on Thursday 15th December 2016 and will re-start on Thursday 5th January, 2017

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.

We would love to see more joining especially from other villages in the area. Why not come and give us a try, ring Ann on 624371 for more information.

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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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