Outside St Peter's Church


Recent Events: January - February 2013

20th February

After months of promising, the day finally arrived to clear the Church garage of years of accumulated 'useful things'. Thanks to all those involved.

13th February

The first day of Lent, known as Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on foreheads as a reminder and celebration of human mortality. The ashes used are obtained from the burning of the palm crosses from the last year's Palm Sunday.

10th February

Congratulations to Clem who accompanied our service this morning whilst Music Director Mark was performing away from home.

Although he has played the organ for us in the past, this was the first time he was in sole charge of the entire service.


7th February

The Youth Group gathered to work out which of their leaders was a deadly murderer in disguise. After taking statements, listening to experts and assessing the evidence, they eventually got a confession and conviction. Spot who is missing at church on Sunday!        Bevan

22nd January: Welcome Revd Hannah!

Despite the inclement weather a warm welcome awaited our new Priest in charge at an inspirational service in which Bishop Andrew presided and preached. Thank you to all those who attended the service of Licensing and Installation in both person and in spirit. The whole evening was surrounded in prayer as friends of St Peter’s, both near and far sent messages of encouragement and prayerful support.

The church wardens were pleased to hear Revd Hannah announce her first notice in which she welcomed us all to 8.30 morning prayer the following morning!



20th January

At the 10.00 service Daniel Searle brought Mummy (EK from the choir) and Daddy (Rob) to his christening. It was lovely to have a full church to witness this event despite the inclement weather.

19th January

At the monthly Quiz 'n' Chips evening The Choir staged a dramatic win with 107 points - 7 more than their nearest rival. The charity raffle raised over £230 for Wednesday Church, who hold an ecumenical service, with lunch and activities for adults with learning difficulties together with their carers, families and friends at St Peter's.

17th January

An early spring clean welcomes Revd Hannah to St Peter's.

Thanks to Mark and Ena who clean the Church week by week.

6th January

At the 10.00 Harvey Lee Rolstone brought his proud family and friends to St Peter's to witness his baptism by Rev Errnst Adley. Little did he know that the three Kings would also be making their Epiphany appearance during the service in the manifestation of three choristers.

Following a full choral evensong, the choir bid a fond farewell to Marilyn and Andrew who have recently moved away after a long association with St Peter's, especially with the choir. We wish them every happiness in their new home in Wantage, but hope that this will be an 'au revoir' as we are hoping to welcome them back on special occasions.



St Peter's Church, Newlands Avenue, Didcot, Oxfordshire. OX11 8PY
Tel:01235 812114

© 2013 Keith Mintern