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St Peter’s Diary Dates 2019

Here are our plans so far for this year in St Peter’s:

All Age Family Service – Sunday 5 May, 9:30am
This service, run by the active church All Saints, offers a less formal service and caters for all ages.  Angel Voices, a vocal group from Buckden, will be assisting with the music.

The Big Clean – Saturday 8 June, 9:30am
As in previous years those few of us who go in on the Friday work on the high parts, sweeping down cobwebs and dust for the larger band of helpers on the Saturday to sweep and dust all the more accessible areas.  If you would like to help please let me know.  It’s a strictly dusters and brushes job, no household chemicals allowed.

The Friends of St Peter’s AGM – Thursday 13 June 7:30pm
The AGM is an opportunity for all to come along and hear what the Friends have been doing over the last year and to hear our plans for the year ahead.  We are always happy to welcome any offers of support whether in the historical and heritage research, cleaning, flower arranging, in the refreshment corner, generally helping at events etc, there’s scope for everyone.  Please do come and meet us, showing support for the committee, there’s a complimentary drink on offer.  If you would like to become more involved with any of our activities please let me know.

Huntingdonshire Guitar Ensemble – Saturday 22 June, 7:30pm
These are a vibrant group of enthusiastic and proficient classical guitarists who enjoy playing and performing together.   Their repertoire is varied and covers every era and genre, and whilst their principal focus is the guitar, their performances include pieces highlighting both flute and voice.  They first performed in St Peter’s in 2014 and we are looking forward to another great evening this year.
Tickets:            £9 including a complimentary drink, from Jenny Griffiths 01480 811126 or 07776 426103 and ticketoffice.stpeters@gmail.com

Church Open Afternoon – Saturday 29 June, 2 – 4pm
St Peter’s will be open to visitors during the planned All Saints church fete being held in the nearby garden of The Limes.

Holy Communion Service – Sunday 30 June, 6pm
This will be a spoken service of Holy Communion following the Book of Common Prayer and using the original St Peter’s communion cup dated 1569, as would have been used until the church was made redundant.  A similar service was greatly appreciated last year.
The timing this year is to coincide with celebrating St Peter’s Tide.

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.  Watch for posters and full details in the usual outlets or contact Jenny Griffiths as for the Guitar Concert.

 National Heritage Open Days – Saturday 8 September 10am to 4pm and Sunday 9 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 may be an Evensong or a Holy Communion service, watch out for details nearer the time.

Autumn Craft Fair – Sunday 20 October, 12 – 4pm
The date is set for this year’s return of our popular craft fair.

Armistice – Monday  11 November 10:45
Our customary wreath laying ceremony at 11am.

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 usually be found on the national HOD website when it is available closer to the time.
The Friends website: http://www.stpetersofforddarcy.co.uk/
The CCT website: http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/

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

Diary Dates 2019

Sunday 5 May 9:30am – All age family service

 

Thursday 13 June 7:30 pm – the Friends of St Peter’s AGM

 

Saturday 22 June 7:30pm – Huntingdonshire Guitar Ensemble

These are a vibrant group of enthusiastic and proficient classical guitarists who enjoy playing and performing in ensemble.   They first performed in St Peter’s in 2014.

 

Saturday 29 June 2-4pm – Church Open afternoon

We open St Peter’s to visitors while the All Saints fete is on.  Please take this opportunity to call in and see us.

 

Sunday 30 June 6pm – BCP Communion service at St Peter Tide

 

Saturday 7 September 7:30pm – Concert by the Tapestry Singers

This group of singers were well received in 2015 and we received requests for their return.

 

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September – National Heritage Open Days

 

Sunday 29 September 6pm – BCP Communion Service

 

Sunday 20 October 12- 4pm – Autumn Craft Fair

 

Monday 11 November 10:45am– Armistice Wreath Laying

 

Sunday 8 December 4pm – Carols by Candlelight Service

100 years Remembrance Weekend

Next Saturday November 10th, as part of the remembrance weekend, there will be, ‘Remembered 100 sounds of 1918’ in the Village Hall at 5:30pm.
Tickets are being sold in advance and cost £1. For this very small amount, you will be part of an evening to remember all those who have fought in all the wars but particularly World War One.
Refreshments are included in the ticket price, soup and bread will be served first, then cakes and tea. Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets available from me and Offord Village Store.
 
St Peters Church is open on both Saturday and Sunday November 10th and 11th from 1pm – 4pm. There is an exhibition of memorabilia and focuses on ‘What Happened Next’. There is information on local families who were directly involved and what happened to them, plus much, much more.
Free entry and free parking on the archery field.
Also on Sunday 11th
10:45 am St Peters Church – Armistice Wreath laying 
10:30 am Laying of Wreaths at Offord War Memorial.
10:50 am All Saints Church – Remembrance Service
6pm  All Saints Church – Songs of Praise and Remembrance. (This service gives the opportunity to nominate a favourite hymn in advance and ends with refreshments and a get together).

 

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

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