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Huge congratulations to Ian Poynton, a member of our St Peter’s congregation, who completed the London Marathon in an amazing time of 4 hours, 20 minutes. He has been raising money for LOROS, so if you are able to support this fabulous cause, please visit his fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ian-poynton1
Easter morning is always a reason to celebrate, but this year perhaps more than others. We were overjoyed to be welcoming six candidates for baptism and five for confirmation.
The service was presided over by Bishop Saju, the bishop of Loughborough. The candidates included two generations of one family and three generations of another.
Easter has always been a traditional day for baptisms to take place within the Church.
Some of the candidates spoke of how they came to faith and the difference that knowing God in their lives has made. They spoke of how their faith has strengthened them when they have been through, and continue to go through, times of difficulties.
May we congratulate all of our candidates and encourage you to “fight valiantly as a disciple of Christ against sin, the world and the devil and remain faithful to Christ to the end of your life.”
It was a delight to welcome Bishop Martyn to Mountsorrel as part of his Lent pilgrimage in which he visited some ninety churches of the diocese.
It may have been 1st April, and a delay earlier in the day meant that he was running behind schedule, but it was no April fools joke. The small group of us that met him at the parish boundary joined him on the walk along Loughborough Road to St Peter’s Church.
This was Bishop Martyn’s second visit to St Peter’s having previously attended a Senior Sunday service. In the Church, Bishop Martyn led a short time of prayer and presented the wardens with a specially printed map of his pilgrimage route centering on Mountsorrel.
The small gathering then journeyed to Christ Church where, after a cup of tea and some generous helping of cake (thank you bakers), the Bishop led us in a short act of worship.
This was Bishop Martyn’s first visit to Christ Church and we look forward to welcoming him again soon.
Join us for worship at Christ Church this Sunday morning. Bring your mothers to Cafe Church.
We’ve got coffee & cake to treat you with and refreshing worship for all the family. The service begins at 11am. Refreshments available from 10.45am and available throughout the service. You can join in with different bits, or just sit back and relax as you enjoy a morning break in the company of some really good people.
It is almost time for our Pancake Party. Shrove Tuesday is on 21st February and it’s the proper time for pancakes. Come and join us at Christ Church between 1.30pm and 3,30pm. Entry is free, but it would be really useful for us if you book tickets so we know you are coming. Donations towards the cost are welcome. BOOK TICKETS
We’re about to begin a new Christianity Explored course and would love to extend a warm welcome to anyone who would like to find out more about the Christian faith.
During this short course, you will learn some of the basics of the Christian faith and have the opportunity to ask questions. Because each course has just a few participants, you can ask the questions in a safe space with no fear of anything being off limits.
Find out more by following the Christianity Explored link on the menu above.
Our Nativity Service at St. Peter’s Church is this Wednesday at 11.00am. There are parts for everyone, so do come along and join in, or just come to watch. If you would like to take part please come a little earlier so we can sort a costume for you, or please bring your own, we can’t have too many shepherds, angels, wise men or women. 10.30 would be perfect. If there are any shepherds, or angels willing to join in, it would really help, as there could be a number of smaller shepherds and angels that might need some controlling!
We do hope that those who joined us on Monday evening enjoyed doing crafts, eating toast and playing some silly games. Well done to those who didn’t mind getting either wet or covered in flour. Many thanks to those from the congregation who came along to help.