Outside St Peter's Church


Recent Events: April - June 2015

Hospital service

24th June

Every Wednesday a communion service is held at Didcot Hospital, St Peter's and All Saints taking alternate months. With the sun shining it made a pleasant change to celebrate in the refurbished hospital gardens.

21st June

In a special midday service, Maiya was baptised. The church welcomed her family and friends to St Peter's on this very special day for her

20th June
Despite Casual Acqaintances skill in winning the Quiz 'n' Chips evening, this was only enough to put them fifth in this season's ranking. That honour (and the trophy) went to Saints and Sinners who knocked The Choir (with their four consecutive wins) into second place. Although the team from Wednesday Church won the wooden spoon they did receive £182 from the charity raffle which was supporting them this evening. (See results since 2007).

14th June

It was a joy to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Revd Ernest Adley with his family and friends at a special Eucharist service at which he presided. His son Nicholas preached on John 14: 23-27 asking the congregation to reflect upon the Holy Spirit as we all gave thanks for Ernest's fifty years of priestly service.

Meanwhile two of his grandchildren as members of the choir joined in the worship singing 'Sacerdotes Domini' (Then did priests make offering) as the introit, an unaccompanied setting of the mass (Missa Brevis) by Palestrina and ending the service with 'A Clare Benediction' by John Rutter.

Following the service celebrations continued in the narthex as the Adley family invited the congregation to join them for refreshments, during which many gifts and stories were exchanged.




Most photos: Julie
The PCC and Ministry Team of St Peter's would like to congratulate The Revd Ernest Adley on his Golden Jubilee and to thank him and Sylvia for all they do for us

Saints & Sinners 16th May Over the Rainbow
Saints and Sinners won the Quiz 'n' Chips evening and Over the Rainbow won the wooden spoon with a highly commendable 108 points. The charity raffle raised £207 for the Mayor of Didcot's charity - a children's play area for the Didcot Railway Centre. (See results since 2007).

Baby Louis 10th May
Revd Hannah welcomed baby Louis Graham to his baptism into the Church family of St Peter's in front of his supporters, family and friends.

Hedge - before 9th May Hedge - after
Many thanks to all those who over the course of four long Saturday mornings have transformed the mightily overgrown carpark hedge into one which will now be a lot more manageable.

3rd May


In a special midday service, Isabella Hope was baptised. The church welcomed her family and friends to St Peter's on this very special day for her.

Choral evensong included the Ferial Preces and Responses and Charles Wood's Tone VI Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis. The anthem was "May the Grace of Christ our Saviour" by Simon Lole.

18th April

A resounding win for 'Saints and Sinners' at the Quiz 'n' Chips evening beating the Choir into second place by 8 points with one of the highest scores ever (138 out of a maximum of 150!). (See results since 2007). Combined Talents won the wooden spoon and the charity raffle raised £170 for the MS Therapy Centre in Milton Park .


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