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Fosse Group Walk

On BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY on the 7th May 2018 we will hold our very first fund raising walk around the five churches of the Fosse Group.

With your support we hope to make this a regular event, so come and join in and be one of the first to take part. It will be a sociable family occasion with free refreshments for all, including dogs!


We hope to raise much needed funds to help towards the on going maintenance and upkeep of the fabric of the beautiful old churches of the Fosse Group and a number of local charities.

Please visit the dedicated webpage for more information.




Snowdrop Walk

Come and enjoy the snowdrops in the grounds of Flintham Hall on Saturday, 19th February from 11am to 4pm (last admission is at 3.30pm).

Entrance for adults is £4.50, and there is no charge for children; refreshments will be available at the village hall.

All proceeds will go towards St Augustine’s Church.



2018 Lent Course


The annual Lent courses will take place over five consecutive weeks from Monday, 19th February: every Monday at 7pm at The Rectory (with Fr Oliver); and every Wednesday at 2.30pm at the Methodist Church (with Patrick Mackie).

The course this year is entitled ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE and explores how faith in God can change the world (See details at

Course booklets are free and available at St Peter’s Church, or from Fr Oliver or Patrick Mackie.
Please enter your name on the list to be found also at the back of St Peter’s if you wish to attend. Anyone from across the Fosse Group will be welcome at any of the sessions.



Advent Lunch for St Wilfrid’s, Screveton

There is an open invitation to sign up for the one remaining Advent lunch to raise funds for the fabric at St Wilfrid’s Church, Screveton, on:

Wednesday, 20th December at 12.30pm at Bean’s Farm Barn, Screveton.

If you would like to come along, please let Elizabeth Bonser know as soon as possible (t. 01949 20944).

A donation of £5 is suggested.

Christmas Hamper Raffle

Buy a raffle ticket for the St Wilfrid’s Christmas Hamper with lots of lovely
Christmas goodies, and help St Wilfrid’s raise funds for the church fabric.

Tickets cost £2 and the raffle will be drawn after the carol service at
St Wilfrid’s on Wednesday, 20th December.

For tickets call Elizabeth on 01949 20944 or Mandy on 01949 20123.

Advent Lunches, St Wilfrid’s Church

There is an open invitation to sign up for one or more of the three
Advent lunches which are being held to raise funds for the fabric
at St Wilfrid’s Church, Screveton, on:

Thursday, 7th December at 12.30pm at Victoria Cottage, Screveton;

Thursday, 14th December at 12.30pm at Linden Cottage, Screveton;

Wednesday, 20th December at 12.30pm at Bean’s Farm Barn, Screveton.

If you would like to come along, please let Elizabeth Bonser know about a week
in advance if at all possible (t. 01949 20944)
. A donation of £5 is suggested.

Fundraising Success

Funds raised for the upkeep of St Peter’s Church

A total of £935.79 was raised at the Harvest Supper held at the Village Hall on Saturday, 7th October.

Congratulations to all those involved!

In Loving Memory Service

Courtesy of David Omer –

A Service In Loving Memory is to take place on Sunday, 5th November at 6.30pm at St Peter’s Church, East Bridgford.

Please do indicate the name/s of a loved one/loved ones whom you wish to be remembered at the service either on the sheet provided in church or by contacting Fr Oliver by email or telephone.




A View From the Rectory

Following the redecoration and repair work at St Peter’s Church, and the creation of a dedicated flexible space for prayer in St Michael’s Chapel that was carried out towards the end of 2015, we have been exploring ways in which we might enhance our church building as a place of worship, welcome and fellowship.

In a piece I wrote in last October’s issue of the magazine I explained that the Parochial Church Council (PCC) had approved the proposal to fit a glazed outer door for the south porch of the church – and I promised I would keep readers updated.

Designed in collaboration with the church architect, Mark Goodwill-Hodgson, this new feature will be an important element in the general refurbishment of the south porch to include also the redecoration of its interior, and sprucing up and – for better visibility – the lowering of the notice boards above the stone benches. Together with the inner door, the outer glazed door will provide, importantly, additional insulation for the church, and protect the porch itself from the elements, and thus create a more comfortable and versatile space.

We are passionate that our church should be seen as a place for all people in our community and beyond. It is, after all, fundamental to our mission as Christians. For some people, however, a closed church door can represent a real barrier to entering and joining a church family, and an added benefit of having an outer glazed door is that it will provide opportunities to leave open the inner wooden door and provide from the vantage point of the churchyard an inviting glimpse into the church and sense of welcome to villagers and visitors alike.

St Peter’s has evolved as a building over the centuries, and we see this proposal, with its clean, contemporary feel, as an exciting new development in the history of the church.

In the design for the glazed doors, St Peter is represented not only by the symbol of the crossed keys in the glass above the door, but also in the form of the cross created by the horizontal and vertical bars – for opening and closing the door – which stands for the inverted cross on which St Peter is said to have been crucified.

On behalf of the PCC, I am delighted to confirm that planning permission has now been obtained, and permission from the diocese by way of Faculty is shortly to be sought. We are establishing an appeal with the specific intention of raising the funds necessary for this project, and holding an open meeting at St Peter’s church with Mark Goodwill-Hodgson in June – on a date to be confirmed in the next issue – to provide an opportunity to find out more about the project and its background and to raise any questions you may have.

Yours, in Christ
Fr Oliver