St Peter’s Services

February 2023

All services this month will start at 9.30am

Date                                                            Service

Sunday 5th February               Morning Prayer – Lay Led – BCP

Sunday 12th February             Morning Prayer – Lay Led

Sunday 19th February             Morning Prayer – Lay Led

Sunday 26th February             Holy Communion


The Church continues to be open for prayer each day and all Covid 19 measures have been waived.

In accord with practice now adopted within Salisbury (and other) Diocese, the common cup has been reintroduced for those wishing to receive the full sacrament. It remains entirely acceptable, however, for any communicant not wishing to receive wine to simply receive the bread. A presiding priest may, at their discretion, choose to offer the wine through a pipette as a continued precaution while a Covid threat exists.

The Patron and the Bishop of Sherborne are delighted to announce that the next Vicar of Sturminster Newton, Lydlinch and Hinton St Mary will be the Revd Mary Gubbins.  Mary and her husband Andrew will be moving to the vicarage in Sturminster Newton before Easter 2023 and her Installation by the Bishop of Sherborne will take place on Tuesday 28th March.  Details of this service will be announced in due course.  Until further notice, all queries relating to Church-related support and services should be directed to the Church wardens:


Robin Gibbs Tel: 01258 471493                                Kevin Peto-Bostick Tel: 01258 475469                                        



Getting Involved

Villagers are involved in the Church in flower arranging, brass cleaning, Church locking and Churchyard mowing and more volunteers are always needed.



As members of the Church, we commit our church community to the support, nurture, protection and safeguarding of all.  The Parochial Church Council (PCC) acknowledge its responsibility for all who work with young adults and adults who may be at risk of abuse, that is done in the name of the Church.  The PCC requires all those in such work to be properly appointed and supported with current good practice and guidelines.  The full text of the commitment in the form of a resolution of the PCC is posted below and on the Church Notice Board along with contact details for the Parish Safeguarding Officer.  A copy of the full Safeguarding Policy is held within the Church and available to all.


About Us – the People

Churchwardens – Mr Robin Gibbs, Mr Kevin Peto-Bostick

Treasurer – Mr David Johnstone
PCC Secretary – Mrs Shane Johnstone

Members – Mrs Janet Bolton, Mrs Jill de Bretton-Gordon

Organist – Mr Gren Fraser



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