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St Luke's Bell Repair PDF Print E-mail

stlukebell It was on Sunday 22nd February this year as Chris Watson was ringing the bell for our morning service that there came a rather loud crash and the bell stopped ringing!! On going outside to investigate we saw the bell and the swinging beam straddling the apex of the roof just under the bellcote. We were very lucky that because the bell and beam formed a 'T', that had lodged over the ridge tiles with the rope sort of holding it. It took me a couple of weeks to get a friend to use ladders to go up and see what had happened. He found that the pivots for the swinging beam were made of a sandwich of wood and metal and the wood part of one side had rotted and just given way. Well it is about 100 years old! He then disconnected the bell, bought the beam down and handed it over to me. After some deliberation I decided to make new pivots and fit industrial bearing blocks for the beam to swing on. With only having access to my son's workshop at times when he was not at work, mostly Saturday mornings I got the work done and had hoped to have the bell back in place for when Nick Evans joined us. Didn't quite manage that but by Monday 20th July a scaffold was in place and the beam ready for the two chaps to start the refit.

The work was done on the evenings of Tuesday - Thursday 21st - 23rd. On the evening of 23rd I had the pleasure of test ringing the bell. It proved very good to have got the work done by the Thursday evening because Friday was a very wet day!! On Saturday morning Doug Hird the Tower Captain climbed the scaffold to give his opinion of the completed work. Doug reported to me that it all looked good and on Sunday 26th July the bell rang out to let people know it was time to come to service. HOORAY!

 

Bill Watson

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The Autumn Newsletter is now available.

 

The latest Parish Newsletters can be downloaded below.  If you would like to put an entry in the next newsletter or weekly notice sheet then please contact Andy Graves.

 

Churches Together in Newport Pagnell publish a monthly newsletter which is also attached below.

 

The weekly Diocesan Newsletter can be accessed here...

 

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A Praying Church PDF Print E-mail

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The St Peter and St Paul’s Prayer Cross

Prayer is a source strength and comfort. One of our priorities is being a Praying Church. SS Peter & Paul’s, the Parish Church is open every weekday as well as Sundays. In addition to the church being open to make your own prayers we provide an opportunity for you to leave your intentions for prayer.

At the back of Parish Church you will find the Prayer Cross. Nearby are cards and some pens. If you need prayer, whether it is for yourself, for someone you know or for an issue – local, national or international – then we encourage you to write your prayer onto the paper and, as you offer it to God, place the paper into the cross by folding it and putting it into the mesh. This action metaphorically places your prayer at the foot of the cross of Jesus, who prays for us at God’s right hand.

 

`Each week after 9.30 am service at approx 10.45am people are invited for PRAYER MINISTRY for personal or any need. PRAYER CROSS requests brought to our church will then be offered and anyone is invited to take part`

 

Each evening at 5.00 pm at Evening Prayer and after the 9.30 am Sunday holy Communion service the clergy your intentions will be prayed for.

 

The Contemplative Prayer group will meet again from Monday 30th September at 8pm at 6 Kipling Drive.

Please contact the Reverend Glynis Bell if you would like to come or want to know more about it.

 

 

If you are not sure what to pray, simply write the name of the person or a word or two about the situation; if it helps, you could then pray this short prayer from Norwich Cathedral:

God, the True Light, enkindle my life

and the lives of those for whom I pray,

with the fire of your Holy Spirit;

in times of anxiety grant us serenity;

in times of suffering, strength;

and at all times a quiet trust

in your wisdom and love,

through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

 

 
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