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St. Peter’s Church is celebrating its 700th year in 2016 and began the year with a Service of Celebration marking the fact that local Christian community has been able to worship in the church building since the consecration of the “new” church in 1315. Today the main building of the church is Victorian but the landmark tower is certainly a part of the original building.
The Anniversary service held on Saturday January 16th was a thanksgiving for those who in the past had the vision and craftsmanship to build our beautiful local inheritance.
The moving service began with a rendition of “Thou art Peter” from the combined benefice choir and there was beautiful tingly moment as two of our Young People Esme and Carly Wilcox sang a duet of “O Holy Night”.
During the service the church building was rededicated as a place where members of the local community can gather to celebrate key moments in their lives, give thanks for blessings received, find comfort, support and strength as they face life’s journey.
The Bells were rung to sound out the Good News to the Community with a Quarter Peal being rung as part of the celebration.
Fr. Malcolm Strange, Priest in Charge at St Peter’s said, “What a fantastic occasion, it was good to see the Church so full of people celebrating the importance of this Historic Church in their lives, the whole service was a real inspiration!”
St. Peter’s Needs You!
Whilst this was a fitting way to start off the celebrations, we now look forward to the next event where the 700th Anniversary celebrations will be continued.
This will be on Mothering Sunday (March 6th), when the emphasis will be on St. Peter’s as the Mother Church of the Village. The Local Church of England Primary School, the Scouts and Guides will help us to portray the story of St. Peter’s with scenes set in 1315, 1858 (the year of the Victorian re-development) and the present-day. We will also be joined by the Bishop of Bristol on this colourful occasion.
We need your help to re-enact the medieval tradition of holding the church building in our arms for a blessing. So we need lots of you to come along on that morning to help us complete this task, as we try to link arms right around the Church building.
This Special Service is on the 6th March at 10.30am, so please do come and join us!
- Church Road
- Frampton Cotterell
- South Glos
- BS36 2AB