WORSHIP AT ST PETER'S

10.30 am on SUNDAYS

This is the main service at St Peter's - at least in terms of numbers attending. 

It is our aim to help people of all ages and outlooks to worship God, and we certainly give a warm welcome to everyone.

We offer a Sunday Club, children's area and pew bags provided in the church, filled with resources to help families offer their children things to work/play with,  linked with the theme of the Christian season so that children can either stay in church or go to the hall as you prefer.

On three Sundays in the month (the 2nd, the 3rd and the 4th), this service is Holy Communion (AKA 'The Eucharist', 'The Mass', 'The Lord's Supper').  We follow a printed order of service, though with some freedom and flexibility, and we sing hymns and songs accompanied by the organ and choir. The service is in modern english (no 'thee' and 'thou')  but is quite traditional in style.  Everyone is urged to come forward at the point when Holy Communion (consecrated bread and wine) is distributed.  Those who are confirmed or who receive communion in their own church - whatever denomination that may be - are welcome to receive communion. Others are given a blessing. The service lasts about an hour and a quarter.

On the First Sunday in the month we usually have 'All-Age Worship' (we call it '0-99').  This service is more informal and shorter (an hour or less). A lot of children attend, including members of our Scouts/Guides and other uniformed organisations. The service is based on a theme, with readings, prayers, songs and a talk.

Every Sunday we have REFRESHMENTS after the 10.30 am service in the Hall - a good chance to meet other members of the congregation.

 

8.00 am on SUNDAYS

Every Sunday at 8 am we have a service of Holy Communion without hymns, using the Book of Common Prayer of 1662. There is a short sermon; the service lasts for about 45 minutes and the congregation is usually around a dozen people.  This service takes place in the Lady Chapel, to one side of the church building.

 

6.30 pm on SUNDAYS

There is normally a service every Sunday evening.  On the first Sunday the service is Holy Communion in a modern form with hymns. On the third  Sunday the service is BCP Evensong with hymns. On other Sundays the service is said Evening Prayer using Common Worship. These smaller services  also take place in the Lady Chapel.

 

 

NEW PEOPLE ARE WELCOME AT ALL THESE SERVICES, WHETHER OT NOT THEY HAVE BEEN TO CHURCH BEFORE....WE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A CLEAR ORDER OF SERVICE TO FOLLOW, AND OUR AIM IS TO MAKE ST PETER'S FEEL LIKE YOUR CHURCH.