New Services start….

We had our first monthly service at Whitefield school on Sunday – it was a roaring success with 29 people attending….and a last second visit from the Bishop of Edmonton. A joyful occasion and a new marker in the life of the church of England in this part of Cricklewood.

St. Peter’s has been in hiatus for a while and meeting in a local home, this service is the beginning of a new era and the heart of its people is to serve the community well, in Jesus name. Exciting times ahead….come and find out more….2nd Sunday of every month.

Remembrance…..

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We are at Cricklewood station today when we will be giving out these booklets named ‘Silence….’. It helps us reflect on our history when we remember those that bought our freedom with their lives and the armistice of 100 years ago.

As Christians, we remember Jesus Christ who also gave his life for us and we want to remember that all of us can know peace, love and hope.

 

Learning Together

We are excited about what God is doing here in Cricklewood, there is lots happening and exciting prospects are on the horizon.

We meet each Sunday evening for ‘worship, prayer and word’ alongside food – it is a source encouragement and learning as we explore God’s word together. We also meet through the month to pray as a team and to seek God for His guidance in the future of St Peters and the plans that are gathering pace.

A small number of us have joined together and joined the Church Planting Course at the “Centre for Church Planting and Growth” which is run by London Diocese in the Church of England.

Please feel free to join with us on Sundays or get in touch to hear about the plans for Christmas 2018 and the New Church meetings in 2019.

Learning from the church of old…

Our Sunday meetings have been an encouragement these last weeks, IMG_4857as we have been looking at the New Testament book of Colossians and how it relates to us today. It feels as if we have been immersed in learning and encouragement as we have looked at putting our trust and confidence in Jesus Christ.

We want to be a church that is known for proclaiming Christ, shows peace to all people and provides a safe haven for those who face challenges in their lives. In the early days of beginning this new congregation, we are filled with hope, joy and peace – this is God’s work and we work with Him to bear fruit in the kingdom, in this corner of God’s vineyard, here in Cricklewood.

Truly, these are exciting times – feel free to join with us and partner with us in the gospel.

Thy Kingdom Come

We have been invited to pray with Christians from around the world during the 9 days between Ascension and Pentecost with the “Thy Kingdom Come” initiative.┬áThis initiative encourages people to explore, through prayer, how they may courageously witness to God’s life changing work.

Please join with us as we pray together: ‘Come Holy Spirit: thy kingdom come’ and may our waiting and praying open our hearts afresh to God’s possibilities.

Regeneration

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Our area is in the midst of major change as we are on the edge of a regeneration scheme, here in north west London. The changes will be huge and children born today will have left school by the time it is complete. Change is never easy but it is a constant and there is truth in the saying that we ‘do not fear change but rather the loss that change demands’.

Our hope, at St Peters, is to guide, support and nurture the local people in and through this change. As a church, we want to demonstrate that the never changing love of God is as real in times of change, as well as times of stability. Should the church engage solely in the ‘spiritual lives of its members’? Absolutely not! The church is here for all people, meeting needs, celebrating success and being ambassadors for Christ in all the changing scenes of life.

Regeneration is here….we will be there in the midst…let us serve you.

We have lift off….

Our first meeting was a great success and we were joined by Bp Rob Wickham as we celebrated starting St.Peters again. It was great to celebrate the faithfulness of God and we began with the perfect hymn, ‘To God be the Glory’.

The journey ahead will not be straightforward but we have begun and are up for the challenge. We were reminded, from an overview of the book of Nehemiah, that we must begin with prayer, play our part and be prepared for any challenge. Whatever success we have, it will be to the glory of God.

St Peters is back…..feel free to join with us in this corner of God’s vineyard.