Diary Dates 2018

Sunday 3 June 7.30 pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream

This production is to be performed by the cast of ‘This is My Theatre’ who bring theatre productions into Churches Conservation Trust buildings and who travel around the country performing one night only productions.  This reduced company of actors will bring one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays to life in a one act adaptation with live traditional folk music to accompany this comedy of love, magic and mischief.  The show will last about one and a half hours.

Tickets:  General admission  £12.50. Under 16’s £5.  Family of four £30.  Available from: www.thisismtheatre.com  07732 253311  OR  ticketoffice.stpeters@gmail.com  01480 811126.  Cash only please if tickets purchased locally.

Saturday 14 July 7.30 pm  Claude Bourbon Guitar Concert  

We are delighted to welcome back Claude for a return visit to St Peter’s where he was so popular at his previous concert in July 2016.  Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories.   Each year Claude plays more than 100 shows around the world.

Tickets:  £10, including complimentary drink.  ticketoffice.stpeters@gmail.com  01480 811126.

Saturday 8/Sunday 9 September National Heritage Open Days

Every year during this weekend thousands of volunteers around the country open many historic buildings to the public.  The Friends of St Peter’s will participate as usual and this is your chance to visit St Peter’s, see our research into the history, families and monuments, chat to us and perhaps add to our findings.

Sunday 21 October 12pm to 4pm   Autumn Craft Fair

Traditional craft stalls.

Sunday 11 November  Armistice Day

In addition to the customary wreath laying ceremony at 11am we hope to bring you a chance to view our researches into the period of the First World War at this 100th anniversary of its ending.

Sunday 8 December 4.00 pm  Carols by Candlelight Service

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Blue Badge parking spaces available in front of the church gates

Two “Blue Badge” parking spaces are now available outside the gates of the churchyard, located at the top of the drive to the church.

 

Key now available from the Offord Cluny Village store

A key to the church is now available from Offord Village Store, High Street, Offord Cluny. Map Entry instructions are displayed on the noticeboard inside the church porch.

Armistice Day wreath laying service Saturday 11th November 2017

On Saturday 11th November the church will be holding an Armistice Day wreath laying service.

Church repairs completed!!!

The woodworm repair work has now been completed and all the displays are back in position. So we are pleased to welcome visitors to the church again. Just follow the link on the front page and this will take you to the booking form which will send an email to the committee, so they can arrange to let you in.

 

Look out for more news and confirmed times and dates of the events occurring during the rest of the year!

2017 Diary Dates

Saturday 11th November 10:45 am Armistice Day Wreath Laying Service

 2017 Diary
Friday 9 June 7.30 pm Friends of St Peter’s AGM in the church
Sunday 2 July 6.00pm BCP communion service on St Peter’s tide using the ‘Oforde Daerssy’ St Peter’s cup. Service led by All Saints Church
Saturday 9 Sept 10am to 5pm National Heritage Open Day
Sunday 10 Sept 1pm to 6pm National Heritage Open Day
Sunday 15 October 12.00pm to 4.00pm Autumn Craft Fair
Sunday 10 December 4.00 pm Traditional Carols by Candlelight Service. Led by All Saints Church.

Calendar for 2016

Friends of St Peter’s Church Diary Dates 2016

Date
Sunday 12th June 3:00pm Magic Mania – a Show by Chris Bylett
Saturday 16th July 7:30pm Guitar Concert by Claude Bourbon

Medieval and Spanish Blues

Summer – Date To be Confirmed Summer Garden Party to celebrate

The Queen’s 90th Birthday

Saturday 10th September

Sunday 11th September

Heritage Open Days

History of the church and the families on the monuments

Sunday 23rd October Autumn Craft Fair

Other events and services to be announced later, watch Out and About and posters in the village

2015 Autumn Craft Fair

The 2015 autumn craft fair took place on Sunday 18th October. It was very well attended and there was a good variety of stalls with high quality items for sale. Here is a selection of photos which we hope has captured the spirit of the day.

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A view of the church from the organ loft.

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A view up the central aisle

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General view

 

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A Beautiful selection of hand crafted pens

 

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The tea ladies were kept busy!

A delightful selection of candles and fragrant oils

A delightful selection of candles and fragrant oils

A splendid collection of books including the author's own childrens books

A splendid collection of books including the author’s own children’s books.

 

 

 

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The author’s own books.

 

A Stall offering Reflexology sessions

A Stall offering Reflexology sessions

A handcraft stall

A handcraft stall

Another general view of the church

Another general view of the church

View from the organ loft

View from the organ loft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More pictures from the World War 1 exhibition on 28th June 2014

Here is a selection of pictures from the World War 1 exhibition at St Peter’s Church on 28th June 2014

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Here are some views of the exhibition. If you wish you should be able to click on the image and see a larger sized picture.

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Families Unite to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War I

On Saturday 28 June two branches of the Colbert family (D’Arcy and Cluny), relations of W Fensome, HV Collins, JG Haynes, W Sanford, JA Marshall and F Currington, all families of the fallen on the War Memorials of Offord Cluny and Offord D’Arcy were united by the Friends of St Peter’s Offord D’Arcy as part of their commemorative exhibition.

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The Colbert Family together

The Friends had placed adverts in the local papers asking for information and a number came forward from as far a field as Chichester and Leicester.  The family members contributed personal memorabilia including several photographs of their fallen relatives, medals and “death” pennies.  During the afternoon we were able to link up branches of family members of men on the War Memorials who had not previously known each other.  They were joined by members of the Western Front Association, a researcher into the Huntingdonshire Cyclists Battalion, a local collector, an impressive range of models of WWI military aircraft, tanks and ships, a display from the Wyton Heritage Centre showing Wyton as a WWI airfield, plus many fascinating and historically relevant items loaned by the community and displayed by the Friends.  Both county and district councillors were in attendance as well as a representative from the Churches Conservation Trust.  St Peter’s, Offord D’Arcy, is a redundant church vested in the Churches Conservation Trust.  The Friends of St Peter’s support the use of the church for cultural and social purposes and the occasional church service.

 

A view of the church

A view of the church

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