NEW ERA FOR PAR­ISH CHURCH

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

BOB OLDER Church war­den Chal­font St Peter par­ish churches

CHAL­FONT St Peter Par­ish Churches – St Peter’s in the vil­lage cen­tre, All Saints in Oval Way and St Paul’s at Horn­hill – are mov­ing into a new season. Our vicar, Charles, is re­tir­ing after the 11am ser­vice on Oc­to­ber 2.

That ser­vice will be fol­lowed by a farewell lunch in the Par­ish Hall to which all Parish­ioners are welcome but for which book­ing via the Church Of­fice be­fore Septem­ber 28 is re­quired.

Over the com­ing months we will be work­ing through the process to­wards ap­point­ment of a new vicar.

Mean­while, a re­vised pat­tern of ser­vices com­menced on Sun­day, Septem­ber 4 con­tin­u­ing to of­fer a wide va­ri­ety of wor­ship styles and lo­ca­tions.

The usual ser­vices on a Sun­day will be­gin with a re­flec­tive, spo­ken Holy Com­mu­nion at 8am at All Saints.

Con­tem­po­rary Wor­ship be­gins at 9.30am in St Peter’s with the first 15 min­utes be­ing spe­cially child friendly be­fore con­tin­u­ing with more adult fo­cused wor­ship and teach­ing ad­dress­ing the is­sues fac­ing us all.

Our Foun­da­tion café ser­vice for fam­i­lies with young chil­dren com­mences at 9.45am in the Par­ish Hall when our young peo­ple’s groups (Ig­nite 7-11 years and Roots 11- 18 years) also be­gin their break-out ac­tiv­i­ties.

Tra­di­tional Sung Eucharist is at 11am in St Peter’s, and Even­song is held at St Paul’s at 4pm.

On the third Sun­day of the month there is a new Sung Eucharist ser­vice at All Saints at 6.30 pm.

This is only part of our rich menu of op­por­tu­ni­ties for wor­ship and fel­low­ship and ev­ery­one is as­sured of a very warm welcome to which­ever suits their pref­er­ence.

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