Salesbury St Peter - A weekend of Reflection

posted 1 Oct 2010, 13:40 by Richard Jones

23rd to 24th October


The Theme:

 ‘Who do you say I am’ – the person and ministry of Jesus


Father Peter, Superior of the Society of St John the Evangelist (SSJE)


10.00am        Arrive and Tea/Coffee

10.30am        Welcome/Introduction

10.45am        1st Session

11.30am        2nd Session

12.15pm        Lunch

Bring your own packed lunch – tea/coffee/squash provided

  1.30pm       3rd Session

  2.15pm       Question Time

  3.00pm       Finish



  8.00am       Holy Communion

                         Homily – Father Peter

10.30am     Parish Communion

                        Celebrant and Preacher – Father Peter

12.30pm     Parish Lunch in the Memorial Hall

  6.30pm     Evening Prayer – said

Father Peter’s biography:

“Fr Peter was born in England but went to New Zealand aged 16 and became a New Zealander.   Following University, he worked for the Rothmans Sports Foundation, travelling the world as an advisor.   This was followed by 25 years of teaching sports in New Zealand, during which he was ordained as a non-stipendary priest.   Among many other things, he successfully raced power boats and coached and refereed rugby – a far cry from being a monk !   Returning to the UK in 1990 for a month, family matters intervened and he taught in London for a while before becoming a stipendary priest.   Further work overseas (Greece) followed anf then he joined the Society of St John the Evangelist (Cowley Fathers), the oldest of the Anglican Monastic Orders and in 2002 was elected Superior.   His work involves teaching and preaching in a variety of ways, working with ordinands, spiritual counseling and generally being available however people want to us him”.

Notes for the weekend

Father Peter Huckle will lead us through a day of reflection on Saturday, and a time of worship on Sunday.  Our spiritual needs are in good hands!

We must also look after our bodies.  On Saturday please bring your own packed lunch. Tea, coffee and juice will be available.  To help with planing, can you sign the list at the back of church to indicate your attendance.

On Sunday.  A Bring and Share Lunch is proposed, to follow the celebration of the Eucharist at 10.30 a.m.  Anyone and everyone is welcome to come along to the Memorial Hall for 12.30 p.m.

To ensure a balance of sweet and savoury dishes, please can you add your name to this list at the back of church, to indicate what you would like to contribute. That way, we hope to avoid an over-abundance of quiches and no desserts, for instance!

Bring and Share, Jacob`s Join, call it what you will.

We very much hope it will be a Faith Lunch in every sense.

Sheila Goodman