Community Spirit and Communication in the Parish of the Resurrection, Alton including St Peter’s Church Beech.
St Peter’s Church and the community of Beech are very much part of the Parish of the Resurrection Alton. You are invited to participate in the many services and events run throughout the year at St Peter’s and within the whole Parish of Beech, Alton and Holybourne. We would welcome support from residents and particularly newcomers to our village.
- Contact in Beech: Sarah Neish(01420 565696)
The Service Pattern (subject to changes) at St Peter’s Church .
First Sunday Morning Worship – 9.15am.
Second Sunday All age Communion – 9.15am
Third Sunday All age Communion – 9.15am
Fourth Sunday All age Communion – 9.15am
Fifth Sunday Altogether service in the Parish (See Parish website for location and time)
There is a lot happening in the Parish, exciting, entertaining and informative events are taking place all the time. Please keep an eye on notice Boards, Sunrise (the Parish magazine) and the Parish website.
St Peter’s is an active and busy community whose members regularly worship and assist with cleaning, arranging flowers, reading lessons and prayers on a weekly basis. We are always looking for volunteers, so do please consider this and contact us if you would like to find out more.
We look forward to welcoming you as we continually look at refreshing the way we worship and work together as a community.
Lunch Club – Second Monday of the Month in the village hall.
Numbers for this hover between 30 and 40 . Please be sure to book before you come with Gill Scott or Sarah Neish
Christmas News 2019
Christmas at St Peter’s Church Beech
Hi, I would like to introduce myself to those of you who don’t know me. My name is Lynn and until recently I have worked as the chaplain at Treloar School and College. Since retiring, my focus, as a priest, has been based at St Peter’s and it has been a joy to be there over the Christmas period.
Christmas for me actually started at the beginning of Advent as we lit the candles on the Advent wreath each Sunday reminding us of the Christian message of, love, joy, hope and peace. On the first Advent Sunday we read together a poem Ode to Winterby Gillian Clarke which describes the darkness of the season but also the potential, the hope and the looking forward to Christmas …. and we had plenty to look forward to!
On the 9thDecember many of us were treated to an excellent Christmas lunch with all the trimmings in the village hall (a huge thanks to all those involved in producing this and making it happen). Then on the 22ndwe held our Carol Service ably supported by the Covenant Training and Youth Choir. The church was packed as we listened to the Christmas story told in words and carols whilst the children assembled the crib. All this rounded off by mulled wine and goodies. Christmas Day was an equally joyous occasion with the congregation swollen by friends and family – a brilliant way to start the day.
We would love to see you, both regular and new faces, any Sunday morning at 9.15. I can assure you of a warm welcome.
With every blessing for the New Year,
Revd. Lynn Power