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Celebrating

Posted by on Thursday, June 27, 2019, In : From the Vicar 
Ruth's article from the July/August edition of the Parish Magazine

Thy Kingdom Come (which you will recall from my article last month, is now a global Church prayer initiative that runs during the period between Ascension Day and Pentecost) has been a revelation for St. Peter and St. Paul’s. We have had a wonderful time. The church was open every day and we enjoyed some fascinating encounters with people from all walks of life. A couple of entries in the visitors’ book speak volumes ...

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Finding peace in a busy life

Posted by on Thursday, June 13, 2019, In : From the Vicar 
Ruth's article from the June edition of the parish magazine.

As I write this (mid-May) we are enjoying some wonderful weather. I have just returned from three-days’ training, near Northiam, where I have been reminded once again of the crucial importance of stopping every so often to smell the roses … or stand awe-struck at the beauty of the Kent countryside, or to simply close my eyes and turn my face toward the warmth of the sun. The challenge now, of course, is to retain such times of ba...

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Introducing the Revd Ruth Peet

Posted by on Monday, February 11, 2019, In : From the Vicar 

I was born in Beverley, East Yorkshire. My late father was Organist & Choirmaster at St. Augustine's Hull, and one of my earliest memories is of the thrill of that building seeming to shake while Dad thundered out Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. So began a life never very far from the Church and its music.


A few years later the family moved to Kent, and wherever Dad went music-wise I followed, singing in various choirs. Eventually we ended up at St. Martin's, Eynsford, with my daughter, C...

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Moving On

Posted by on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, In : From the Vicar 

It is with a mixture of feelings that I announce that I have accepted the offer of appointment as Priest in Charge and Team Vicar (Designate) for the parishes of St John’s Sandown and St Blasius, Shanklin within the Bay Team, on the Isle of Wight.

Although it will be a great sadness to leave the parish here, after only two years as Vicar, I am looking forward to returning to parish ministry on the Isle of Wight, and being able to support family more fully there.

My last Sunday will be Sunday ...

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Jonathan our Vicar, was welcomed on 9th August 2016

Posted by on Saturday, December 3, 2016, In : From the Vicar 

It was a joy and privilege to join the parish in August as Vicar. Having spent the last 6 years as a Chaplain at Burrswood Christian Hospital, it is good to return to parish ministry and be involved in the full spectrum of community life. Previous parish ministry included over 7 years on the Isle of Wight and 4 years in Weymouth. I was ordained in 1999, after a career in Personnel Management.

I am so grateful for the warm welcome that everyone has given me, both within the Church family and wi...

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A happy and enjoyable Christmas to Everyone

Posted by on Sunday, December 22, 2013, In : From the Vicar 

A happy and enjoyable Christmas to Everyone

I want to ENJOY Christmas this year! So often I hear people say, "Well, it's really for the children, isn't it." And obviously it's a busy time for me, as it is for us all. Sometimes I only enjoy it by mistake, as it were, when I catch sight of it in the face of a child, or when I let myself stop to enjoy the Christmas tree in somebody's bay window (the curtains drawn back for once), or when we let rip with everything we've got in the descant of a ca...

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