Alpha Goes Online

There’ll be a brand new way of finding your faith in Ruddington next month – with another virtual initiative from St Peter’s Church. Whilst its services have already been available online for quite some time, due to the Coronavirus ‘lockdown’, this is the first time its ten week Alpha Course will be available to ‘attend’ from home via Zoom. Alpha Online Coordinator, Dorothy Houghton, explains: “Though COVID-19 restrictions are easing, people still are wary about getting together with others. Alpha Online is safe. The beauty of it is that there’s…

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Let Us Pray

Although many church buildings remain open for private worship during ‘lockdown’, if you are unable to visit, or still uncomfortable doing so at the moment, our own St Peter’s Church has a new idea to assist you until COVID-19 restrictions are eased. Vicar of Ruddington, the Reverend Andrew Buchanan, explains: “With this horrific pandemic dragging on longer than any of us imagined, here at St Peter’s we thought that everyone could do with a little help. So we’ve set up a dedicated ‘prayer line’ for anyone who would like a…

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Amazing Reglazing at St Peter’s

A little bit of Ruddington’s history has now been reinstated thanks to some painstaking restoration work for our Parish Church. RUDDINGTON.info reported last summer how some of the stained glass windows at St Peter’s had been targeted by vandals – leading to the closure of the churchyard at night. Of those broken, perhaps the most upsetting of all was the beautiful St Bartholomew’s window – with the face of the 1st Century Apostle badly damaged during the mindless attacks. The good news is that most of the fragments of glass…

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Good News and Bad News from St Peter’s Church

Following the UK Government’s announcement that English churches can reopen for private worship, St Peter’s Church in Ruddington has confirmed it is welcoming visitors again two days a week. With COVID-19 Coronavirus now much less prevalent among the general population, it’s considered safe to allow people in, so long as guidance around ‘social distancing’ and frequent hand washing is observed. Vicar of Ruddington, Andrew Buchanan says: “It’s wonderful news that we’ve been given permission to open our church building for private prayer and quiet reflection. So, on Sundays 10am to 12noon…

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‘The Rock Church’ Reaches Ruddington!

Worshippers in Ruddington will have another option from this Sunday as ‘The Rock Church’ begins holding monthly services in our village, claiming to be ‘…a twenty-first century church, with first century power!’ This Pentecostal church is pioneered by a husband and wife team, Pastors Alistair and Kate Kent, who founded it ten years ago in West Bridgford with no money and no premises. However, there were 20 people in the congregation who were ready to start to outwork their vision to build “an authentic, vibrant, charismatic church in Bridgford” that, within…

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Exploring Faith in Ruddington

Do you ever find yourself asking questions about life and God? If so, our Anglican, Baptist and Methodist churches would like to invite you along to join them, because “… life is worth exploring!” The 2018 Alpha Course – which begins next month – is now available for booking by everyone and anyone in Ruddington. It aims to introduce people to the basics of the Christian faith whilst allowing you to have questions and doubts. They say stimulating talks and discussions are all part of Alpha, as well as “good food and fellowship”. With now…

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Christmas at St Peter’s Church

Following their involvement again in this year’s Ruddington Christmas Fayre on Saturday, St Peter’s Church is reminding us of the range of festive events and services still to come this month. THIS Saturday, December 9th, Ruddington and District Choral Society, along with the Ruddington Chamber Ensemble and soloists from the University of Nottingham, are presenting “A Christmas Feast of Baroque Music”. They’ll be performing Bach’s Magnificat in D Major, Bach’s Wachet Auf Cantata, as well as the Pastorale from Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, the Pastoral Symphony from Handel’s Messiah, and the Sinfonia from…

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Is There a God?

There’s no need for you to be an Alpha Male to go along to a FREE course starting next month in Ruddington! The 2017 Alpha Course is now available for booking by everyone and anyone – and the Anglican, Baptist and Methodist churches in our village would like to invite you to join them “…to explore if there is more to life than this!?” With now only 28% of the UK population saying they believe in God or a higher spiritual power (“You Gov” poll, December 2016) it’s a chance given by…

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