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Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
18th September 2022
Queen Elizabeth II

Along with the rest of the nation, and the world, we mourn and give thanks for the life and service of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

A Service of Commemoration, marking the death of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II will be taking place on Sunday, 18th September at 10:30am.
Statements from the Bishops of Worcester and Dudley

“I was immensely sad to learn of the death of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. She has been on the throne since before most of us were born and has been a constant source of strength, stability and inspiration throughout her long reign. She has been the glue which has held this country and the Commonwealth together and I give heartfelt thanks for her life of selfless service. That service was undergirded and enabled by a deep Christian faith and we now commend her to the God in whom she believed, whose love is stronger than death, as we also pray for members of the Royal Family, particularly our new King. May they be given grace and strength.  GOD SAVE THE KING!”

Bishop John

“Like most people in the UK today, Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has been the only monarch I have ever known, as she came to the throne ten years before I was born. 

My parents lived through World War Two and they particularly remembered how the young princess comforted people whose houses had been destroyed in the Blitz. When I was fifteen, she passed our house during her Silver Jubilee procession around the country. There was a carnival atmosphere and street had been crowded for hours just to see her drive through. Later in life I was privileged to meet HM the Queen in person which was always a delight and privilege. 

She was a sincere and prayerful Christian lady. Her Christmas broadcasts often went to the heart of her faith in ways that embraced the diversity of the nation and commonwealth. She lived out her calling to lead this country in the ways of righteousness and peace and was more than worthy of the titles she held under God: Supreme Governor of the Church of England, and Defender of the Faith.  

We mourn her passing. May she rest in peace, and rise in glory.”

Bishop Martin

A prayer on the death of
Her Majesty The Queen

Gracious God, we give thanks
for the life of your servant Queen Elizabeth,
for her faith and her dedication to duty.
Bless our nation as we mourn her death
and may her example continue to inspire us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Our Sunday service
starts at 10:30am!

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St. Peter's Church, Ipsley
St. Peter's Church, Ipsley
Sunday services take place at 10:30am.

Daily Prayer is also broadcast on weekdays from 10am.

Keep an eye on our YouTube channel to join in!

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Saturday 17th September
Please join us for Family Breakfast, 9am in the Huband Room
Come and listen to our guest speaker from Christians Against Poverty

Children's activities included. All welcome!
Churches Together in Redditch invite you to join 24 hours of prayer at St. Peter's Church, Ipsley from 7pm on Monday 3rd October through to Tuesday 4th October.
A signup form is available online. Further details are available from the church office or from John Hardy.
A closing gathering is being held at St Stephen's in the town centre from 7-8pm on Tuesday 4th October. This is open to all.
Plant Sale - Saturday 15th October 10am-2pm
Buy some lovely plants and seeds for your garden and join us for soup and a roll. You could just come for lunch if you wish!
Bring friends and family, this is open to all who would like a friendly welcome and a warm lunch.

If you're dividing your plants for an autumn tidy-up, please remember our plant sale.

For more info, contact Jacqui Street - 07917 195548
Tearfund Quiz - Saturday 15th October at 7pm
Do come and join us for the evening, all are welcome.
Traidcraft snacks, cakes and cold and hot drinks will be served.
Come with friends as a team of 5/6 people or come and join a team on the night.

For more information, please message John Legge at
Traidcraft Coffee Morning - Saturday 5th November, 10am - 12noon
Please put this date in your diary as it's a great chance to buy Traidcraft cards, advent calendars, wrapping paper, craft goods etc.

More details will be available soon. 
Celebrate Harvest at St. Peter's Church, Ipsley.
Saturday 1st October: 10am-5pm Open Church with harvest displays in the church, children's activities & refreshments available all day.
Ploughman's Lunch anytime after 12noon
Sunday 2nd October: 10:30am Harvest Festival
Donations of tinned fruit and vegetables welcome for Redditch Foodbank - drop-off anytime over the weekend.
  4:00pm Families@4
A short service of stories, songs, games & craft - concluding with tea & cakes.
The Redditch Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre are urgently looking for volunteer Befrienders.
For many, being in debt is linked with social isolation due to the stigma of debt, low self-esteem and limited or no disposable income to socialise with friends. CAP clients' lives can be chaotic and full of fear regarding their situations.

If you choose to volunteer, even if only for a few hours a month, you would be accompanying a Debt Coach on visits and focusing on the non-debt-related needs of clients. This might be bringing them into the community, assisting them with practical tasks, and sharing the gospel.

For more information, see the posters in the Huband room, or contact Caroline Gray ( or 07713 716 719)
Macmillan Coffee Morning  - Wednesday 5th October
You are welcome to join in the friendship and fellowship and to enjoy lovely cakes
The next Families@4 will be on the 2nd of October and the theme will be Harvest
A 30-minute service especially for children and families, songs, games, stories and crafts concluding with tea and cake.
All welcome!
This week's Table Tennis has been cancelled.
St. Peter's Pantry -  Wednesday 21st September
Come join us for St. Peter’s Pantry
Commencing with  Holy Communion at 12:00 noon followed by lunch at 12:30
All welcome
Look out for the sign-up list or speak to Jacqui Street. 
The Churchyard Carers Group meets on Tuesdays.
All are welcome to join in the many tasks needed to keep our graveyard looking tidy! These include repairing and clearing graves, along with weeding and pruning.
The Craft Group runs on Mondays, 2-4pm

You can now support St. Peter's through the Give A Little website!
Follow this link and select the amount you wish to give.
Collect for Today:
Almighty God,
whose only Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence:
give us pure hearts and steadfast wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Please pray for those who are ill:

For urgent prayers: Martin Carpenter, Madeline, Roy Davenport, Mary Brameela

Those with long-term illness: Graham Twist, Tia, Kate Bainbridge,  Andrew Johnson, Alex Street, Peter Barcham, Erica Dilger, Chris Tilley, Michael Hawkins, Mark Brunner, Glynis Horton, Linda Grummet, Jane Gray, Iyra Dutton, Karen Lumley, June Gillett, Delia Davies, Laraine Ellis, David Spencer, Irene Spencer, Steve (a friend of the Hales), John Stain, Anne Jones, Khalida, Irlys Iliffe, Helen Wilson, Barbara Jackson, Barbara Arniel, Charlotte Kohla, Dennis Edwards, Joan Edwards, Martin Handy, June and Brian Wooton, Tom Hancock, Matt Fenton, David Volrath, Heather Berry
And for all those who are grieving:
For Anne and the family as they mourn Betty Wood.
For the family and friends of Phyllis Griffiths.
For the family of Karen Dalby especially Paul her partner and her siblings
Thank you for progress in Matthew Fenton's treatment that a suitable donor may be found for a lung tranplant.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7
Keep in touch:
Phone: 01527 516351
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