People often show an interest in learning more about what the bible teaches but seem to be put off by the title of ‘bible study’. To remedy this whilst offering some biblical exploration there will be four sessions of ‘Bible Talk’ on each Monday in October at 7.00pm in the Zetland Rooms at church. Each week we will look at a piece of scripture using a different method to help us to open up the written word and to understand the piece in greater depth. If you would like to come along please add your name to the list in church or speak to Rachel or our Reader Chris.
Steve Graham was licenced as a Lay Reader along with others by The Archbishop of York on Saturday 7th Sept.
Steve is the tall guy back row third from left.
Steve being congratulated on his licencing by the Vicar .
He knelt down so that the Vicar did not have to hurt her neck
I hope that everyone is aware that St Peter’s Church is a part of the Guisborough Deanery which in turn is a part of York Diocese with the Archbishop of York at the head. The Deanery is made up of all the local Anglican churches and the Diocese is made up of all those different deaneries. The diocese is also subdivided into three parts, which are each overseen by an assistant bishop and by an archdeacon. Our area is known as the Cleveland Archdeaconry and is led by The Bishop of Whitby, The Right Reverend Paul Ferguson..
The diocese covers an enormous area which stretches from the River Tees to the River Humber and so as you might imagine communication about diocesan events can be challenging. I am sure many will remember various publications over the years, such as newssheets and newspapers, which have tried to keep people in touch with what is going on. Due to cost, efficiency and modern practice most communications are now done through the use of the internet. The good news is that anyone can sign up to receive diocesan news to their own email, which means things are current rather than as before when items could be out of date by the time notices were distributed locally. To sign up to receive ‘The Journal’ on line simply go to www.dioceseofyork.org.uk/journal. Rachel
Opportunities to Support St Peter’s
Like most churches, St Peter’s operates because of the wonderful dedication and hard work of volunteers. Every person is appreciated whether their contribution is large or small because it as one body that we exist. At the moment we are actively looking to recruit two key volunteers for the church.
We will very soon be needing a Treasurer, and so are seeking someone to come alongside the existinTreasurer to learn the job in preparation for taking over the role.
Secondly, we are looking for someone with the appropriate knowledge to work alongside the person who runs our website. The website is an important part of our communications.
As a church, we are committed to enforcing the Safer Recruitment guidelines, but if you are interested in either of these roles, please speak in the first instance to either Rachel, the Vicar, or to either of the churchwardens, Anne Hagen or Michael Williams. Rachel
LUNCHEON CLUB SUCCESS
St Peter’s Luncheon Club was recently inspected by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council’s Food Hygiene Team and was once again awarded a ‘5’ rating.—the highest possible. The inspector was impressed with both the high standard within the kitchen and the knowledge of those on duty.
Thank you to ALL members of the Catering Team who give their time voluntarily week by week. All your hard work is much appreciated by those who use the Luncheon Club.
Anyone who would like to join the happy band of volunteers will be most welcome.
Please contact Bruce if interested.
Bruce Harrison, Coordinator