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Call to Prayer

In answer to the Archbishop's Call to Prayer St. Peter's, Carlton Colville is holding a 24 hour prayer day in the church. It will be open from midday on Tuesday 30th May until midday on Wednesday 31st May. If you are a day time person, an early riser or a night time person you will be welcome to come in and be prayerful. All welcome.


St. Peter's Church invites you to our
Parish Gift Day

Saturday 3rd June 2017
10 - 12 noon
Coffee, fruit juice and biscuits in the
Parish Room
Church open for prayer as part of the national
"Thy Kingdom Come" season of prayer

May 2017
Dear People of the Parish of Carlton Colville,
In the past we were a village. Now we are a town. Through all of those
centuries St. Peter’s Church has been at the heart of the community of
Carlton Colville. It is a Grade II* Listed Building that still today is a place
for Funerals, Baptisms and to celebrate Marriages. The Churchyard and
Cemetery are places of Remembrance for loved ones who have died.
From Remembrance Sunday before the Carlton Colville War Memorial,
to the Christmas Carol Service, to our monthly “Messy Church” and
much more in between, the Church building continues its’ role as a
place of prayer and worship. Our historic building is visited regularly by
local school groups and is used for school services.
You may not know that every 5 years the old building is inspected and
a report drawn up by the inspecting Architect. The 2015 Inspection for
the first time in a long time, reported work that will be needed on the
building over the next few years. Some of the work was urgent and has
either been done or will be carried out this Spring. The bad news is that
uses up all the money in our Church Fabric Repair Fund. They were
funds we had received through legacies. In the next few years the Tower
and Bells need maintenance work to be carried out and all the old
windows need repairing. In addition there are also cracks, and repointing
Our faithful congregation struggle to cover the day to day costs of the
ministry of St. Peter’s. But they also have the responsibility of maintaining
and improving the fabric of the building. I believe the cost of
the upkeep of the Parish Church and its active and visual presence in
the town should not solely rest on those who worship on a Sunday.
St Peter’s is here for everybody.
The church does not receive any government funding other than the
tax recovered from gift-aided donations. We have no large reserves.
In addition, a lot of the recent growth in our work with children and
schools has been because we have employed a Lay Pastor and
Children’s Worker. This post is a crucial means by which we also
provide support in bereavement by regular visiting. This post has been
funded by our Parish Ministry Fund, that was also established from
past legacies. That Fund too is running down.
I am anxious that we should not allow St. Peter’s building to deteriorate
through neglect. I also want to see our work with children and in
bereavement to continue. I am therefore appealing to you, as part of
the wider community, to consider making a small monthly donation by
standing order (forms available at the Gift Day), or any other means.
If, as an alternative, you would consider making a one off gift then that
too would be most welcome.
With every good wish,
Rev. Jeremy Bishop (Rector)
(E-mail: JBishop771@aol.com)


We would value your help …
To support the Church Fabric Repair Fund which:
Helps with the general upkeep and maintenance of the church building.
Deals with major projects such as restoration of the Tower and windows
arising from the 2015 Building Inspection and Report.
To support the Parish Ministry Fund which:
Funds a Lay Pastor and Children’s Worker.

Dowload our leaflet for details on how to Gift