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THE FUNERAL OF REV. BARRY TROTTER will be in St. Peter’s Church, Newnham on Monday 27th March at 1.00pm

Benefice Prayer Breakfast Now Every 1st Saturday in the month at The George, Newnham 8.30-9.30am The next one is Saturday 1st April.

Messy Church  Messy Church is a service designed with families in mind.  We meet once a month, on the second Thursday at 5pm in St Peter’s Church.  We tell a Bible story, sing a few songs, pray and do two or three craft activities related to the story.  The evening finishes with a simple meal together at about 6.00PM.  The next date we meet is Thursday 13th April. 

Here Comes The Sun will be held in St. Peters’ Church, Newnham on Friday 24th March.  In celebration of the clocks going forward, we thought a Beatles Surround Sound evening was in order… …so we thought we’d play The Beatles Love album and we’d love you to join us.  Love is a remix for surround sound, it makes a 90 minute journey  through the Beatles recordings – you  know all the tracks but they sound fresh and new in this surprising and delightful surround format.  We will also be playing a ‘summer is coming surround’  bonus: The Beach Boys’ classic 60’s album Pet Sounds.   In aid of The Church Bells Fund

Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra will be held in St. Peters’ Church, Newnham on Saturday 25th March. 7:30pm Sarasate – Zigeunerweisen, Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnol & Bizet – Carmen Suites No’s 1 & 2   Tickets adults £8 (concessions £6) FREE entry if at school.  Retiring collection in aid of Newnham St. Peter’s C of E Primary School.       More information

Organ Recital by Rex Roxburgh Organ Scholar at St Peter’s College Oxford on Saturday 1st April at 7.30pm.  Tickets are £10 in advance via Cottonwood, Newnham and the Post Office from 1st March or on the door.  The price of the ticket includes a glass of wine and nibbles afterwards.  Receipts will be shared between St Peter’s Church and Newnham St Peter’s Church of England Primary School premises improvements.

In the first week of March, it was announced that Mrs Aimee Lowe has been appointed as our new Children and Families Leader for the Benefice.  She will take up this new and exciting post on or around the 1st April.  We warmly welcome Aimee to this post

LENT COURSE Starting on 7th March in Newnham and Blakeney, LIVING AN AUTHENTIC LIFE the 2017 Lent Course from USPC is being run for 5 weeks at the following places

-Every Tuesday throughout Lent at 10.30am at Mike and Hazel Bacon’s house in Newnham

-Every Tuesday throughout Lent at 7.30pm at Liz and Martin Spoor’s house in Blakeney

The course explores what it means to be a disciple of Christ and looks at the Bible and at the experiences of Christians from five different countries.  All materials are supplied free of charge by USPG.  If anyone wishes to make a donation, it will be passed to USPG.  For enquiries with regard to the venues, dates etc.  please contact Rev Rob on 01594 516671.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be prayed every Tuesday in Lent at 6.00pm in St Peter’s Church, Newnham

Choir Practice is on the second and fourth Tuesday in the month at 7.00pm.  Please check in the weekly Pew Sheets in the Church.  The next one is on 14th March at St Peter’s Church. For more information call Nigel Haig 516545.   

MONDAY CLUB  Each week in the school term, children from St. Peter’s School in year 3 and above can attend Monday Club and is run by Rob and volunteers from St. Peter’s Church.  They hear a Bible Story, have different activities, have a drink and biscuit (!) etc etc.  There are a few spaces at the moment, so do contact Rob or Jean if you want to know more on 516671 or    

 TEENAGERS!  There are leaflets about Teenagers Activities at the back of the Church.  For more information call Rob on 01594 516671 or  on

Newnham Live! Presenting five great acts in June 2017 (all in aid the Church Bells Fund)

Wild Willie Barrett’s French Connection
Friday 9th June. Tickets £10.
From a café in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo – the band do it all!

Tuesday 13th June. Tickets £10.
Multi-award-winning folk duo impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition.

Mark Harrison
Friday 16th June. Tickets £10.
Mark is a thrilling, rhythmic finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style and sound. Described as ‘one of the UK’s foremost acoustic blues performers.’

Ric Sanders’ Trio
Thursday 22nd June. Tickets £12.
If you only know Ric as a member of Fairport Convention you will be delighted to see and hear what he can do with the help of Vo Fletcher and Michael Gregory.

Richard Digance
Friday 23rd June. Tickets £12.
Traditionally the opening act for the final day of the Cropredy Festival, Richard Digance is not only a superb guitar player and singer, but he is also very funny indeed.

All shows are at 7.30pm in St. Peter’s Church, Newnham on Severn.
Bar open from 5.30pm.
Tickets online from
A combined ticket for all five shows is available at a specially reduced price of £45.


 Do take a look at the Church website on  

 For detailed information on all Services go to Services at St Peter’s or see the Parish Magazine – The Fifteen Bells Parish Magazine – available in the Church or in Newnham Post Office priced 50p.  If you wish to have the magazine delivered to you or have it posted to you monthly, please contact Daphne Haig on 516545.

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