We are looking for a new cleaner for our church hall starting as soon as possible. This entails working two hours per week (at least one hour must be on a Friday) in term time with hours negotiable during school holidays.
Main duties include
Cleaning of main hall (swept/ hoovered) and empty bins.
Clean kitchen work surfaces and sinks and wash floor. Empty bins and restocked paper towels.
Clean toilets including washing floor, restocked supply of paper towels and toilet rolls if necessary & empty bins.
Alert treasurer to any cleaning materials required including toilet rolls & paper towels. Cleaning items found under sink or in cupboard.
Pay £8.00 per hour payable at the end of each month (number of hours to be e-mailed to treasurer after last Friday of the month)
Contact treasurer: Linda Wakeling on 568373
Churchwarden Yvonne Rollins
We are delighted to announce that we have a new children's choir leader at PJs, a young lady called Melody. If you were at the holiday club at the start of August you may have met her as she came along to teacher some songs.
The children's choir is a FREE monthly children's activity on the first Sunday of every month. It is aimed at 4 to 11-year-olds, although we are fairly flexible around those ages. Here's how it works:
9:30 AM drop off your children at PJ church, please stay with them if they are four or under.
9:30 AM till 10:10 ish, Melody will take the children through some singing and warmup exercises before teaching them a simple song that they will perform that morning in the service.
10:30 AM 'Worship for All' starts, this is a short all age friendly service, during which the children will perform their song. Generally the service lasts 45 to 50 minutes and ends with T, coffee, squash and biscuits. Parents are invited to come back for the service but if you are unable to do so please make sure you collect your children by 11:30 AM.
As the regulars will know, we also do a 'breakfast/snack' for the children around 10:10 AM, before the service.
There is no audition and no charge. The purpose of the group is to encourage participation and self-confidence.
If you would like to know more please do get in contact with Melody her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on this website.
It would be great to see you on Sunday 3rd September when our theme will be, appropriately, "A BIG New Beginning"
St Peter and St John’s receives a £10,000 National Churches Trust and a £2,000 Cinnamon Network Community Grant to help build an extension to the church hall to house toilets, reception and meeting room.
Huw Edward, Vice-President of the National Churches Trust said:
“I’m delighted that St Peter and St John’s church in Rugby is to benefit from a £10,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant. The installation of up to date toilets and a new meeting room will ensure that the church can be used for a wide range of community activities and be at the service of local people.”
The project involves adding an extension to the hall, to accommodate three new toilets. The toilets date from 1984 and are inadequate for current use.
The new extension will also house a small reception/meeting room where the church/hall coordinator will be relocated from the vicarage, and where private conversations can take place with people in need of help from services such as Money Advice and a Food Bank. The church will no longer have worn out and inadequate toilet facilities, but more WCs to serve a greater number of people and better equipped for the elderly and less mobile.
The church started near the railway station when Rugby was an expanding railway engineering town. The current building is a large brick structure built in 1908 by C. Ford Whitcomb. In 1984, after a nearby hall was destroyed by fire, the main church building was split into two to create a community space at the rear, with the main entrance bricked up to create space for a couple of toilets. This last action had an unfortunate impact: many people assume from the bricked up entrance, that the church is closed!
In addition to worship, the church hall [within the church] is used by, mother & toddlers groups, for community lunches, by a ladies group, "knit and natter", a men's breakfast and for the "Veg Beds" communal garden meeting.
Sheila Bridge the minister in charge of St Peter & St Johns says "We are delighted to receive these grants from National Churches Trust and the Cinnamon Award towards what we have called 'Project Welcome'. We hope that this Church redevelopment plan will enable our building to better reflect our welcome to everyone and help us to serve our local community more effectively. These awards also mean that we have reached our target for Phase I of Project Welcome and we anticipate starting building work in Mid September. We also deeply appreciate those who have worked with us to get us this far, both those who have given generously and those who have assisted us with making bids to Funding Organisations."
PCC have champagne and cookies at the start of their most recent meeting.
Rev Sheila Bridge
Minister of St Peter and St John's Church, Rugby