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from the Vicar . . . On Sunday 13th September we had a discussion in Church about what our mission, our purpose is, as St Peter’s Church. Of course the word ‘Church’ refers to more than just the building – it’s the body of people who meet there regularly – for Sunday services, coffee mornings, parish lunches, children’s groups like Pebbles and Little Fishes and so on. I asked people to list some things that are ‘great about St Peter’s Church. Here are some of the answers that people came up with;  elcoming and Friendly W  cceptance of people who don’t A see to fit in  reat coffee morning and lunch G  onnecting with memories C Welcomes children Music Good fellowship  eveloping relationships D  he atmosphere T The cake and coffee To give thanks and praise Mixed age groups Sanctuary of peace and quiet Supports families and children Beautiful building I also asked people for ways in which they thought we could improve and among those answers the one that came up most was that we should do more for teenagers. We would be interested to hear from any other Arseley residents who have an opinion about the Church as a body of people, and if any of the positive comments above intrigue you, why not come along and see what they mean! With all best wishes Geoffrey Boult, t: 01462 731227, e: vicar@arlesey.org.uk Arlesey Town Football Club Arlesey Town Football Club is a members owned, volunteer run football club based in Arlesey, Bedfordshire. It has two senior teams playing a high level of football at Steps 4 and 6 of the National League System. Fixtures – 1st Team Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central Saturday, 10th October 2015, 3:00pm. Arlesey Town v Egham Town Tuesday, 24th October 2015, 3:00pm, Arlesey Town v North Greenford United FA Trophy Saturday, 3rd October 2015, 3:00pm. Arlesey Town v Redbridge Admission Fees : Adult £9:00 / Concessions £5:00 / Under 16s £2:00 Fixtures - Reserves Spartan South Midlands League Division One Cup Saturday, 17th October 2015, 3:00pm. Arlesey Town Reserves v Brimsdown Admission Fees : Adult £5:00 / Concessions £3:00 / Under 16s £1:00 The Club plays its football at the aRMadillo Stadium, Hitchin Road, Arlesey, Bedfordshire, SG15 6XT. Volunteers Needed ! Arlesey Town Football Club is predominately managed and operated by volunteers. The Club is always looking for individuals who would be interested in giving regular assistance, even if for just a short time each week. Currently we are actively looking for volunteers to help with the following roles at the Club: Groundskeepers / Administration / Match Day Assistants / Match Day Reporters / Commercial Manager If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact John L Albon on 07785-865-138 or at johnalbon@hotmail.co.uk 4 | October 2015 | Church Services St. Peter’s church Some dates for your diary in October Sundays 4th  1th 1  8th 1 25th Other dates 9.30 am Parish Communion 3.00 pm Harvest Festival, St Guthlac’s, Astwick 10.00 am Morning Worship 9.30 am Parish Communion 11.00 am Joint Service with Methodist Church at the Methodist Church Weds 14th 12.30 pm Parish Lunch (please contact Helen Bardell to book a lunch) Please note this is on the 2nd Weds this month  riday 16th F  uesdays T Thursdays 7.00 pm St Peter’s Quiz, Village Hall 10.00 am Coffee Morning in Church – everyone welcome 5.00pm ‘Pebbles’ children’s group (except 27th) 1.30pm ‘Little Fishes’ toddlers’ group (except 29th) Contacts Vicar Reverend Geoffrey Boult t: 01462 731227 e: vicar@arlesey.org.uk Churchwardens Helen Frost t: 07982 614028 Linsey West 07930 410164 Arlesey Methodist Church Services for October are as follows: Sunday October 4th: Preacher at 10.30 a.m. Mr Richerd Dyster of Knebworth Sunday October 11th: Preacher at 11.00 a.m. Rev Bob Forrest Sunday October 18th: Preacher at 10.30 a.m. Mr Andrew Searle of Hitchin Sunday October 25th: Preacher at 11.00 a.m. Rev Bob Forrest. This will be a service of Holy Communion and is united with St. Peter’s Church There will be the usual Coffee Morning on Saturday 24th October between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon. All are welcome to these events Stewards Minister at the church is Rev Bob Forrest. Tel: 01582 727880 Mrs Doreen Archer Tel: 731392 Mrs Betty Joyce Tel: 731647 Miss Ann Archer Tel: 731392 Bookings should be made with Mr Jim Webb Tel 731309 Everyone is welcome at all these events, of course Arlesey Pre-School Arlesey Pre-School are now back into the swing of the new school year and have enjoyed welcoming all our new starters! We still have availability for all manner of sessions, including breakfast club and lunch add-on to morning sessions. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 07815 293 670 or come and ring the doorbell of the WI Hall and meet us in person - we pride ourselves on our warm, friendly atmosphere for anyone who wants to come and see what we’re all about. We are in the process of arranging our Annual General Meeting and hope to be able to welcome some new members to keep us going. As always, keep your eyes peeled for any details of upcoming events we may put on, our Facebook page