Parish Notices

   

LENT AND EASTER 2020

A warm welcome awaits those visiting and worshipping with us each Sunday and especially those doing so for the first time. 

If you need to contact The Rector of St Peter, Father Michael Phillips, his contact details are:

01534-481805, The Rectory, La Rue du Presbytere, St Peter.  JE3 7ZH

Father Michael’s email: rector@stpeterschurch.org.je

Church Website: www.stpeterschurch.org.je

 

SERVICES FOR LENT:

ASH WEDNESDAY, the first day of Lent, is 26 Feb 2019

Mass with the Imposition of Ashes: 1000

Please bring your Palm Crosses to church by or on 23 Feb and place them in the basket provided at the back of the church, so that the priest can burn them, with the appropriate prayers, in readiness for Ash Wednesday.

Stations of the Cross at 1000 on Wednesdays during Lent

Throughout Lent, STATIONS OF THE CROSS ending with Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament, will take place in St Peter’s on Wednesdays at 1000, beginning on 04 Mar. 

The last service being on 01 Apr. 

The service enables us to come near to the great love of Christ for us, his people, by the congregation moving gently around the church, stopping at each picture, to reflect on what is happening in it, and to pray to God.  The whole service will take about 30/35 minutes.  Afterwards there will be coffee.

If you have never been before, do come and see what it is like.  One thing is certain: it will bring you nearer to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

 

Mothering Sunday: 22 Mar 2020

0800 Mass; 1030: ‘Family’ Mass; 1600 Evensong

 

SERVICES FOR HOLY WEEK & EASTERTIDE:

SUNDAY 05 April PALM SUNDAY

0800  Mass and Blessing of Palm Crosses

1030  Sung Mass begins at Manor Farm with Blessing of Palm

Crosses and Procession from the Farm to the Church,

which is to remember the last journey of Christ from

Jericho to Jerusalem: upon arrival at the church we all

take part in the Narrative of the Passion

1600  Evensong

 

Mon 06 Apr  HOLY MONDAY:

1000   DEANERY OF JERSEY CHRISM MASS & RENEWAL OF ORDINATION VOWS: venue TBA.  Celebrant/Preacher: Bishop Trevor

1100   Service at Lakeside Manor

 

Tue 07 Apr HOLY TUESDAY

1130   Mass at Lakeside

 

Wed 08 Apr HOLY WEDNESDAY:

1000   Mass

1100   Service at Beaumont Villa

1400   Mass at L’Hermitage

 

Thu 09 Apr MAUNDY THURSDAY ^^

1800  ‘Seder-Supper’ leading into the ‘Mass of the Last Supper’, the ‘Stripping of the Altar’ & ‘The Watch’ until 2100  (see ^^ note)

 

 

Fri 10 Apr  GOOD FRIDAY: 

1030 The Good Friday Liturgy, with Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament of the Maundy Thursday ‘Mass of the Last Supper’

 

Sat 11 Apr HOLY SATURDAY

Flower arranging; cleaning of church; brass polishing, etc !! Please help in any way you can, ESPECIALLY WITH DUSTING!!

 

Sun 12 Apr EASTER SUNDAY

The two morning services begin with the Paschal Ceremonies and the Renewal of Baptismal Vows

0800   Mass

1030   Sung Mass

1600   Evensong

 

N.B: There are no services in the Church & Parish from 13-18 Apr inclusive

 

Sun 19 Apr LOW SUNDAY (SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTERTIDE)

1030   Sung Mass (This is the only Service on this day) 

                       

Wed 22 Apr   -NO-    Mass

 

Sun 26 Apr THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTERTIDE

0800   Mass          

1030   Sung Mass     

1800   Evensong (now at 1800 until Sun after Michaelmas i.e. 04 Oct)

                                                           

^^SEDER SUPPER on MAUNDY THURSDAY 09 Apr 2020 at 1800 in Church

Rae is going to cook the Roast Lamb for this meal, together with all the food that goes with it: we will re-enact the Passover meal that Jesus and his disciples met to celebrate in the upper room, on the night before his death. The meal is a happy occasion as we as friends, share this food together.  As the meal goes on there are, at various points, certain readings and prayers which are said, which will deepen our understanding and appreciation of that original occasion, but also of our own Christian Communion Service, which grew out of the Passover meal, and which we will also then share together.  After all this is warmly celebrated, the tone changes, for those who wish to stay and take part in ‘The Watch’ in the Lady Chapel, as we sit or kneel in silence before the Blessed Sacrament on the Altar, beautifully surrounded by flowers, reminding us of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

The Watch ends at 2100. 

For catering purposes, please indicate on the form (available from rector@stpeterschurch.org.je or 481805) how many from your family and friends will be coming. Last year, was the second time for St Peter’s Church to do this and it was hugely successful (29) with even more than the previous year (17) attending: let’s make this year even better, with more coming to this enjoyable yet deeply spiritual evening.  Thank you.

There is no charge: but attendees are asked to make a donation of at least £5 in the collection, at the meal, to cover the cost of the food.

Forms need to be in to Father Michael or Rae, by or on Palm Sunday. Thank you

 

 

ADVANCE NOTICE of ‘PILGRIMAGE-RETREAT’

to THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY of WALSINGHAM, Fri 09-Mon 12 Oct 2020

After the success of the last three years of pilgrimages, St Luke’s and St Peter’s are intending to go again together in Oct.  If you would like to come, please fill in an ‘Expression of Interest’ form (available from rector@stpeterschurch.org.je) or give your name to Father Michael (481805), who will be leading the Pilgrimage-Retreat with Father Nick Barry, the Vicar of St Luke’s.  Never been on a retreat or Pilgrimage?  Here’s your chance to find out more!

*In 2017, 17 attended; in 2018, 36 attended, in 2019, 36 attended