Edgehill Benefice a group of 6 CofE parishes in South Warwickshire part of Coventry diocese. the six parishes are, St. Mary and St. Margaret's Combroke; St. Peter's Kineton; St. Peter's - Radway; St. Peter's Ratley; St. Laurence Shotteswell and St. Michael's Warmington
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A Warm Welcome

 to St Peter’s 


Spend And Raise - St. Peter - Kineton

 

Whether you’re new to St Peter’s or an existing member of our community we hope you’ll find a warm welcome here with us. We are excited by the things we see God doing and we hope that you find something here that will help you on your journey with Jesus Christ.  

In a time when some people have lost faith in the church, we are finding the opposite. Many people want more in their life than that they can see, touch or eat!  At St Peter’s we believe that we are all on a journey with Jesus Christ and we aim to be a church focussed on Loving God, Serving People and Growing Community. 

 

We are part of a group of six churches called the Edgehill Benefice that includes people from all different backgrounds, cultures and experiences. Some are used to church, others have never had any experience, but together we are finding relevant and empowering ways of supporting each other and engaging with our world.

 Rev Barry Jackson                     Email: revbarryjackson@btinternet.com

 Priest-in-Charge                                                                      Tel: 01926 640248

 

 

www.edgehillbenefice.co.uk

 We want everyone to experience the love and power of God, to grow in relationship with Him and to learn truths and principles that make a difference in their everyday lives. 

We love to welcome people at our services and hope that you will find a style of worship that suits you best and helps you to grow in faith.

Our 10:30am service has an informal style with contemporary worship, a crèche and children’s groups. On the first Sunday of the month all ages stay together for a fun, lively service with an interactive sermon.  On the 2nd & 4th Sundays we have a communion service.  

 

 We welcome families with children of all ages in the church.  Alongside our 10:30 morning service we run a crèche for babies and pre-schoolers and for older children we run lively children’s groups . Our sessions engage children in exploring faith through games, drama, craft, activities and much more.

For those who like a more traditional service -

At 8:30am on 1st and 3rd Sundays we have a formal spoken Book of Common Prayer communion service

At 11am on the first Thursday of the month we have an ecumenical communion service with traditional hymns.  The location of this midweek service alternates between St Peter’s and the Methodist Chapel so  check the weekly notices for the location of the next service.  

Church in the Pub meets in the Rose & Crown in Ratley at 6:00pm on the second Sunday of the month.  This service explores world news from a Christian perspective.  It includes a quiz & discussion on the theme of that month, as well as some time together in prayer.
Messy Church Messy Church is a relaxed and informal service with a warm welcome for the whole family and involves construction, crafts, songs, drama and food.  At Messy Church the whole family comes together to build, create, play, eat and worship. It meets in the primary school in Kineton at 4pm on the second Saturday of each month . 
Youth Work We have some great young people in the church and some fantastic Youth leaders, who encourage, build up and support the youth in the church and the community.    On Sunday evenings our Youth programme includes Wii games, worship, chill out, discussion and teaching on life and faith.  We have a wonderful musical talent amongst our youth and they regularly help to lead worship in the main Sunday services.  We also attend the annual Soul Survivor camp and run other Youth events through the year.  

We currently have two youth groups 11-13 and 14+ each with their own programme.  

Exploring faith   Many people have questions about Christianity and the bible and appreciate the opportunity to explore and grow in their faith in settings where they can discuss and ask questions.  We run regular ‘Alpha’ courses, and a similar course called ‘The Questions Children Ask’, to help people explore faith in a relaxed and informal environment. 
Growing in faith To help people deepen their faith we have several home groups with members from across all six churches that meet weekly to worship together, build stronger relationships, support each other and explore questions about life and faith.   

Alongside our home groups we run courses in Prayer Ministry, Emotional Health, Exploring Gifts and Talents, and more. We also attend Spring Harvest, have Parish Away Days and more. 

Jesus came to serve those that were in need and we believe that his church is called to do the same.  We want to help people to identify and develop their gifts and talents and enable them to serve where God is calling them to make a difference.  We work together as a church to identify the needs of the people in the village to find ways that we can help. 

 

· We have a weekly coffee morning , called Meeting Point, for people to meet and chat and enjoy home-made scones and cakes.  

· We run community action days where we help with gardening and decorating.

· We run courses to support parenting and relationships. 

· We are actively involved in our schools with assemblies, Christian Union meetings and other special activities. 

· We run a budgeting and debt advice ministry ...and more...  

World Mission  Each year we give 10% of our income to other charitable and not-for-profit organisations, but this ministry goes beyond giving money. The world mission team involve the church and local people in collecting books and tools to help developing nations, and we also have people who go on short term mission work overseas.  
We believe in having a good time!  We aren’t perfect, but we aim to be a community where relationships are real and supportive, where all are welcomed and can feel at home as part of our church family.  We organise many events that are open to people in the wider community.  We have regular concerts in the church and share meals together. Other events include Teddy bear parachuting, BBQs, wild camping, a church summer camp—in fact any event where we can have fun.  In 2012 the six churches in the benefice are working together to organise the Edgehill Olympics, with teams competing in events hosted in different villages

 

  There is more going on at St Peter’s than we can include in this small leaflet  but we hope this has given you a flavour of our church.  If you would like to find out more about us then please fill in the contact slip and one of the Leadership Team would be happy to come and chat with you.