You may have noticed that on the path leading to the church, certain areas are coned off; this is because a potential risk of falling tiles has been identified. We are doing our best to get the defects put right as soon as possible, but it takes time to get the necessary permission from the diocese and to arrange a contract. Our first concern is to keep everyone safe, hence the warning notices and the closed areas as you walk into the church.
One of our church bells (the tenor bell) has suffered a crack which will take some months to repair. The church clock strikes this bell to make its chime and the strike has had to be disconnected. Click on Trouble in the Bell Tower for the magazine article about this. We are very grateful for the generosity of all those parishioners and friends who have contributed to the cost of repair which with the promise of substantial help from a number of Trusts is now covered in full: see Bell repair_latest news. More detail on the bells at http://www.overwallopparishcouncil.org.uk/bell-ringers.html
The Wallops Village Shop and Post Office is asking for support from all those who see it as playing a vital role in our community. Read the article in the parish magazine Save the shop and see our useful links page https://www.stpetersoverwallop.co.uk/useful-links The Wallops PCCs have expressed their support for the shop and are encouraging parishioners to respond.
The Team Rector, the Revd Canon Peter Gilks, has announced that he is to retire in the summer. June 30th was his last Sunday at St Peter’s and a presentation was made to convey thanks from all the team parishes. See the footer on this page to read the sermon he preached on that occasion. His note of thanks is here Thankyou from Peter Gilks
Peter’s final service in the team was on July 14th at St Michael’s West Andover.