Latest Diary Dates

Here’s a reminder of what’s on in St Peter’s for the rest of this year.  Please note the dates of the Heritage Open Days, some of you may in error have had last year’s dates on your email in April.

Songs for a Late Summer Evening by Tapestry – Saturday 7 September, 7:30pm
Tapestry, a local mixed voice a cappella choir of very able singers, were much appreciated at their last visit in 2015.  They sing secular and sacred, contemporary and period music in a wide variety of genres.
Tickets:  £9 including a complimentary drink, from Jenny Griffiths 01480 811126 or 07776 426103 and ticketoffice.stpeters@gmail.com

National Heritage Open Days – Saturday 14 September 10am to 4pm and Sunday 15 September 1pm to 5pm
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 of the church, its architecture and monuments, those who fought in the First World War and chat to us.

Evening Service – Sunday 29 September, 6pm
This will be a spoken a Holy Communion service, following the Book of Common Prayer and using the original St Peter’s communion cup, dated 1569.

Autumn Craft Fair – Sunday 20 October, 12 – 4pm
The date is set for this year’s return of our popular craft fair.  Just about all the stall spaces are reserved now with some popular ones returning and some visiting us for the first time.

Armistice – Monday  11 November 10:45
Our customary wreath laying ceremony at 11am when the Friends together with the Parish Council lay a poppy wreath on the Offord D’Arcy War Memorial, the fine stained glass window and brass plaques in the church.

Carols by Candlelight – Sunday 8 December 4pm
This is an ever popular service of lessons and carols telling the Christmas story.

Information
For those of you who receive the Offords village magazine details of our events can be found there.  We try to keep the Friends website up to date and we also ask the Churches Conservation Trust to post our events on the St Peter’s section of their website.  Our Heritage Open Day details can also be found on the national HOD website.
The Friends website: http://www.stpetersofforddarcy.co.uk/
The CCT website: http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/
We try to advertise our events in the local paper but don’t always have much success, we submit the information but it’s not always published.  We also put our posters in local venues in St Neots, Huntingdon and Buckden, look out in libraries, some supermarkets, the Buckden surgery etc.  A week prior to each event we’re able to put out the big posters around the Offords.  We hope that in this way you will be able to find out what we’re doing.

We look forward to seeing you in St Peter’s.