Celebrating St Peter & Barnaby Festival

On Sunday  26th June we celebrated St Peter’s Day with an All Age Service. We built a boat from building blocks during the service because St Peter was a fisherman and as part of our prayers we filled the boat with various items that represented the different groups that are part of our church.

After the service on the fourth Sunday of the month there are various activities which could include art or music. Yesterday we painted with fly swatters!

 

Last weekend we took part in the Open Air Service in the Market Place which was part of the Barnaby Festival. Many people from churches throughout Macclesfield took part. Each church prepared a plaque representing a bible story. St Peter’s plaque was about prophecy.

 

Extreme Gardening at St Peter’s

What do you do when trees start to grow out of your church tower?

Trees, shrubs and weeds in general seem to find St Peter’s tower an ideal spot. For several years now we have had a problem with vegetation taking root on our bell tower. But how could we tackle it?? We had hoped that this could be dealt with as part of a larger project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to make important repairs to our stonework and roofs, but our funding bids were unsuccessful .

Knowing that we had a very limited budget for this work we took advice from our church architect. He recommended a firm of abseiling stonemasons. They were impressive, in one day they cleared all the vegetation, carried out essential work to stabilise one of the pinnacles and provided a detailed report on the condition of the tower – all at a fraction of the cost of providing scaffold or ‘cherry picker’ access.

Easter Services

IMG_2054 This picture is of the Road to Jerusalem which we created at our Palm Sunday Service.

Good Friday Service 12 – 3pm (25th March)

Reflections and vigil at the cross with short readings on the quarter hour with silence in-between. Join us for all or part of the vigil

Easter Sunday 9.30am (27th March)

Holy Communion

Don’t forget that the clocks go forward on Easter Sunday!