Outside St Peter's Church


Recent Events: July - August 2014

20th July

A slightly less musical service than usual, with the organist and many of the choir on holiday. We were deeply grateful to Sheila Brown for playing the piano for our service this morning.

17th July

Northbourne School held their moving Leavers' Service in St Peter's. Attended by the whole school and many parents. The pupils all sang with gusto and the unaccompanied choir song was a credit to the school.

Some thoughts about Northbourne Church of England Primary School from Year 6 leavers:

I have really enjoyed P.E. because it is entertaining. I have learnt that if you keep an eye on the ball in rounders, you will hit the ball further. I also have loved working with new people and making new friends. However, the thing I have enjoyed the most is being at Northbourne.

I have enjoyed learning different subjects at school that involve art, due to the fact that my favourite subject at school is art. I loved making the peacock in Owl Class, it was made out of different crafty things. I also have recently enjoyed playing rounders in P.E. with Mr Pear teaching us as it is fun and active.

I’ve really enjoyed learning about different sports at Northbourne. One sport I have learnt about is Gaelic football. I like football but Gaelic football is different because you use your hands as well.

Why is Northbourne so special? Being at Northbourne has been amazing. Every teacher and T.A. has been so kind and helpful. If I look back, all my memories here are so happy. Thank you for the past few years we have had at Northbourne. We will miss it! Thank you so much.

What Year 6 leavers are looking forward to next

Zara: I am looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things.

I am looking forward to meeting new friends to have fun with and reading new books. I can’t wait to meet my new teachers and get used to my new school.

The things that I am looking forward to at my new school are the challenging work and the variety of new subjects.

And the Year 6 leavers say goodbye to two staff members...

Karl: Mrs Pawlik
Thank you for everything you have done for our school since you joined Northbourne. Kites and Wrens have really enjoyed you teaching them, along with many other classes you have taught. We hope you enjoy your new school.

Caitlin: Mrs Palmer
We are really sad to hear that you are leaving. Thank you for everything you have done for our school. Many children have been lucky enough to be taught by you. We hope you come back and visit us. Thank you very much.

Revd Hannah then prayed over and blessed each leaver individually.


13th July

After the 10.00 service there was celebration of Jenny Loder's Retirement. Revd Hannah paid tribute to her many years of devoted service to St Peter's and the wider community and presented her with a card, flowers and gift vouchers. After speaking of the many aspects of her ministry to the parish, Jenny presented the Church with a limited edition print of Didcot by Linda Benton. The congregation then enjoyed coffee and a celebration cake.


6th July

Our monthly choral evensong included 'Tone VI' Mag & Nunc by Charles Wood and the anthem 'O Holy City Seen of John' by Herbert Howells. Julie Mintern (our ordinand at Cuddesdon) preached her first sermon.


5th July - Summer Fete

With thanks to those who organised, donated, bought, sold or otherwise helped raised money for the Church, especially members of the Didcot Community Gospel Choir for their musical entertainment.







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