We are very excited to announce that we are going to be building a new home for St Peter’s church!
This is a significant moment in the church’s mission & ministry, in what has been a fifteen year project to regenerate the church land next to York Gardens. The new facilities will be an amazing hub where we can live out our vision to be passionate to know God and share the love of Jesus in Battersea & Beyond.
Here are some images of what the church will look like and the flats that are being built next to it, of which a third will be affordable housing. The church will house a large worship space and community hall.
The buildings have been designed by Greenhilljenner Architects and are being built by Thornsett Group.
As you may have already seen, preparation of the site has already begun and the existing church building and vicarage will be demolished this summer. The due date for the flats and church is September 2015.
When the church is demolished, we will be meeting in the St Peter’s Centre, just over the passageway from the church. More on this later.
This Wednesday, Summer God Loves Battersea 2013 kicks off at St Peter’s church. In what promises to be a fantastic five days of free community fun, Summer GLB will be packed full of kids clubs, parents cafes, sports days, pampering, bbqs, concerts, entertainment and much more.
Click on the image below for the programme:
For the full programme of events click on this image:
Easter GLB, over the Easter weekend, took Battersea by storm, with many folks coming along to the Easter celebrations. It was packed with kids clubs, a youth Easter party, a Good Friday reflection and an Easter Day celebration. It was fantastic to have over 50 kids with their parents coming along to play games, do crafts, dance and worship and listen to the Good news about Jesus.
This video will give you a little flavour of the celebrations, and for those of you with GLB withdrawal symptoms don’t forget Summer GLB is only 2 months away! (29 May – 2 June).
Easter God Loves Battersea kicks off 29th March for a weekend of Easter fun! Click here for the full programme.
There’ll be a morning kids club for children ages 3-11 on Friday and Saturday morning, with a parents cafe at the same time. Youth will have an Easter party on the Friday evening and everyone is invited to the Easter Day celebration on the Sunday.
Check out a little video of what happened last year:
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This year, 143 adults and children from St Peter’s headed off to Sunningdale in Ascot for the 2013 edition of the church weekend away – ‘Family Likeness’ .
Two members of the family share their thoughts on the weekend:
“The weekend away was a time to spend with family, especially for me as a mum working full time. It was very relaxing for me and also for my kids having fun and making friends. “
“We enjoyed it all: the worship, the activities, the entertainment, pilates (my first time) and of course the fantastic food.”
“Most of all, it was an inspiring time. Andy the guest speaker left a lasting impression on me, I came away feeling a thirst to get even closer to God. I always cherish the weekend away, this time was even more special.”
“It’s so wonderful to get out of the city and spend time with God and the church family. The venue is amazing with lots of green space for the kids to run around and for the adults to walk or run off all those delicious puddings!”
“There’s so much to pack in and you really want to make the most of each minute, for me it’s about switching off from all the usual worries & distractions and having some real quality time to listen to God and learn from other people.
“Andy was a great speaker, very down to earth and good sense of humour, but he made it clear he didn’t want us to feel too comfortable and we should always be expectant for more from God.”
“There were great times to relax and challenging sessions. The worship was really uplifting (great to learn some new tunes) and I really felt the power of the Spirit when praying for each other.”
“The kids singing ‘God is Love’ and doing all the actions was very moving and a real highlight for me.”
“After another year I have so many good memories and left feeling a mix of uplifted and exhausted. I look forward to next year and everything God is going to bring to St Peters in the months ahead!”
Post by Alison Todd & Tanice Salter