News Update

April

The Churches Conservation Trust is now working on a new management structure. The CCT will not have a local development worker but regional staff will manage St Peters.

We said farewell to Chana James who has been based at St Peter’s for the last 2 years. She is now on maternity leave. We sent flowers and thanks with our good wishes.

Coming in May

Sat. 19th May 3.00- 4.30pm in the church

Dr Peter Hill: “In Search of the Green Man” and St Peter’s Marefair.

This will be an illustrated talk and a chance to look in detail at some of the splendid carvings both inside and out.

Dr Peter Hill will lead us in a ‘green manhunt’ around St Peters. This will link with researches done at St Peters on our own magnificent carved slab – and other carvings. Peter has a national reputation as a leading local historian. He is the author of: Secret Northamptonshire; History of Hostelries in Northamptonshire and others.

Bring binoculars or cameras for viewing high level detail.

A review of his book ‘In Search of the Green Man’:

From the many church carvings, to the Woodwose and Jack in the Green of folklore, the book brings facts and inspiration together. The different types of figure are investigated together with the various forms of foliage with their varying magical and medicinal uses. Green Men are found not only in England, but also in Europe and the Middle East; their roots and artistic development are traced, together with Green Women, green beasts, wild men, Woodwoses, the Horned God and supernatural hunters. Lost Green Men, connections with the Knights Templar, pub signs, the Green man in modern literature and a host of other information is included with many photographs.

January

The church had a sparkling, clean start to 2012 with 18 people coming along to clean and tidy on the afternoon of 26 January. We had time for tea and cake and to sit a look at the shining results of our efforts.

December

Christmas was celebrated happily with traditional seasonal music from ‘The Rattlers’. Thanks are due to generous people who gave prizes for the raffle and the kind members who helped decorate the church for December. It was all greatly enjoyable.

Gifts of candles and abundant holly, ivy and red ribbon gave us plenty to work with. Visitors commented on how delightful the church looked.

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