St Peter’s Church

Services in November at St Peter’s, Abbots Morton

  • 4th November  at 11:00am – Morning Service
  • 11th November at 10:30am – REMEMBRANCE SERVICE
  • 18th  November  at 11:00am – Morning Service
  • 25 November at 8:30am – Holy Communion

Services in December at St Peter’s, Abbots Morton

  • 2nd December at 11am  – Morning Service
  • 9th December at 8.30am – Holy Communion
  • 16th December at 4pm – Family Carol and Gift Service
  • Christmas Eve  at 9pm Christmas Communion

Armistice Centenary

Abbots Morton church will be taking part in the worldwide ringing of bells to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

Remembrance Day this year actually falls on Armistice Day, Sunday 11th November. Bells will be rung in sombre tone ahead of the service, which starts at 10.30am, led by Terry Brewster.

The traditional two minutes silence will be observed at 11am. After the service has ended around 11.30am there will be teas and coffees and biscuits and the traditional planting of spring bulbs will take place in the churchyard.

The bells will be rung again at 12.30…at the same time as churches across the UK and around the world.

All are welcome to come to St Peter’s for this unique commemoration.


Christmas Fixtures

Please save dates in your diary for our services and events in December:

  • Carols on the Green on Friday 14th Everyone is invited to join in traditional carol singing on the Village Green, starting at 6pm.
  • The Carol and Gift Service on 16th December starting at 4pm. Gifts of unwrapped Christmas presents will be given to Action for Children.
  • “Midnight Mass” on Christmas Eve. It actually starts at 9pm. All are welcome.

Open Church

St Peter’s Church welcomes everyone and is open every day of the year whether for worship, prayer or to look around and enjoy its ancient beauty. Many people take turns to unlock and lock the church every morning and night and if you’d like to join the rota to help, it would be much appreciated. Please contact the rota organiser, Lynda Payne on 792422


Chris Sheehan

Chris Sheehan will serve in the Arch Benefice, Evesham (Church Lench with Rous Lench & Abbots Morton & Harvington).

Chris is married to Carol and they have lived in Evesham since 2002. He was brought up in Worcester where his Mum still lives. Chris became a Christian at a Crusaders summer camp in his teens, but it wasn’t until he became a Street Pastor that he began taking his vocation seriously. He will combine his ministry with his career offering coaching for technology businesses who are launching new innovations in healthcare. He said:

“I’ve always felt called to focus my ministry outside the body of the Church, supporting those in the marginal, difficult places who often don’t have a voice. Jesus’ charge to ‘feed my sheep’ has always resonated with me. I completed a pioneer ministry diploma at Cuddesdon College and will be ordained as a ‘permanent deacon’ working with people in the local community.

“My paid role is about trying to get business owners to be the best they can be and realising their potential without telling them what to do. It involves listening and asking questions sensitively, skills which I know are going to be very useful as a minister. I’m not starting with an agenda, but am looking forward to seeing where God is already at work in the benefice and joining in, trying to understand where Christ is and where I can make a difference.”

 


Churchwarden Appointed

Kevin Clarke has been re-appointed churchwarden of St Peter’s Church.

Kevin farms at Goom’s Hill farm on Goom’s Hill . If you have any questions you would like answering relating to the church or the churchyard please contact him on 01386 792288.


The bell tower restoration is completed – A huge thank you to all who helped

The PCC and the Bell Tower Committee give heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped raise the £45,000 we needed to repair and restore the 14th century bell tower of Abbots Morton’s ancient Grade-1 listed St Peter’s church.

Picture of the bell tower thanksgiving service at St Peter’s, Abbots MortonA special Celebration and Thanksgiving Service was held on 15th November 2015 to mark the completion of the restoration of St Peter’s 14th century bell tower.

It was an opportunity to come together for all those who donated to the appeal for £45,000 either in terms of money, skills or enthusiasm in helping with all the various events put on during the two-year appeal.

It was a chance, too, for the Bell Tower Committee to express their thanks to everyone who helped them raise the money.

Thanks were also given to the stonemasons, Ian Bishop and his wife Becky Spanner, directors of Tewkesbury Conservation Ltd and the overseeing architect John Middleton, of John C Goom Ltd of Evesham.