Thursday, 18 July 2019

Walking in the footsteps of Jesus - a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 15-23 February 2020

Walking in the footsteps of Jesus - a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 15-23 February 2020

 We are delighted to be able to be part of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in February 2020.  The pilgrimage will be led by our own Vicar, Fr Paul Trathen, and by another experienced parish priest.

First come, first served!  Do please be in touch with the Vicar, or the Parish Office, as soon as you are able, if you wish to learn more and consider being part of this exciting opportunity...

Click on the link, above, to view the full brochure details...

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Annual Report & Accounts for St Peter-in-the-Forest (2018)

Dear friends, near and far,

2018 was a remarkable year in the life of our parish - so many blessings, and just a few challenges!

Our Annual Report & Accounts is now published, ahead of our Annual Parochial Church Council (APCM), which takes place on Sunday 28 April 2019, 12.00pm, in the Hall at our Peterhouse Church & Community Centre.

You can read the Annual Report, here...

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Radical Childhoods in Waltham Forest

To celebrate Waltham Forest, First London Borough of Culture, 2019
the Waltham Forest History Network invite you to
         Radical Childhoods in Waltham Forest
           at St Peter’s Church in the Forest, London E17
                         Saturday April 6th, 2019
                                                             Draft Programme
2. p.m Radical Childhoods in Waltham Forest, c 1600-1900”
Dr Mary Clare Martin (University of Greenwich, L &LHS)
3.00 p.m. “Finding your family history through parish registers”
Barrie Burton (Walthamstow Family History Society)

3.20 Activity slot . Choice of the following:
Barrie Burton will be available with his database of St Peter’s parish registers to help anyone interested track their family history
David Boote (Leyton and Leytonstone Historical Society, Chingford Historical Society) will lead a walk entitled “Children and young people round and about St Peter’s and Forest School”
Churchyard tour with Mark Carroll and Tim Valder-Hogg (Walthamstow Family History Society)

 4.15 “Growing up in Waltham Forest in the 1930s”
Mark Carroll (Walthamstow Family History Society)
5 p.m. Close
There will be opportunities to sing protest songs throughout the afternoon, led by guitarist and campaigner Louis Martin (Divest Newham) 
                                          Children are welcome and activities will be provided
                                                   Tea and cake will be available throughout
                         For further details, see Waltham Forest History Network website

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Ash Wednesday and Lent 2019


Lent begins today. 

Our Parish Mass with the Examination of Conscience & Imposition of Ashes is being held at St Peter's at both 6.30pm and again at 8.00pm, this evening.  All welcome.Lent begins today.  

Sunday, 13 January 2019

The Baptism of Christ

We renewed our Baptismal vows this morning, as we celebrated the Baptism of Christ.
The Vicar’s sermon can be listened to again, here.

Monday, 7 January 2019

Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts (for the year 2019)

Dear brothers and sisters,
the glory of the Lord has shone upon us,
and shall ever be manifest among us,
until the day of his return.
Through the rhythms of times and seasons
let us celebrate the mysteries of salvation.
Let us recall the year's culmination,
the Easter Triduum of the Lord:
his last supper, his crucifixion, his burial,
and his rising celebrated
between the evening of the Eighteenth day of April
and the night of the Twentieth day of April,
Easter Sunday being on the Twenty-First day of April.
Each Easter - as on each Sunday -
the Holy Church makes present the great and saving deed
by which Christ has for ever conquered sin and death.
From Easter are reckoned all the days we keep holy.
Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent,
will occur on the Sixth day of March.
The Ascension of the Lord will be commemorated on
Thursday, the Thirtieth day of May.
Pentecost, joyful conclusion of the season of Easter,
will be celebrated on the Ninth day of June.
And, this year the First Sunday of Advent will be
on the First day of December.
Likewise the pilgrim Church proclaims the passover of Christ
in the feasts of the holy Mother of God,
in the feasts of the Apostles and Saints, including our own Patron, Peter,
and in the commemoration of the faithful departed.
To Jesus Christ, who was, who is, and who is to come,
Lord of time and history,
be endless praise, for ever and ever.