What to Expect

Whether you are a committed Christian, exploring your faith for the first time, or are just curious to see what we're about, then you are most welcome to attend any service at St. Peter's. We know you may have some questions about the style of worship and we hope that this guide to our services will be of use.

You don't have to be baptised or confirmed to join in one of our services (although you do need to be confirmed to take Communion). If you just want to see what we're like, we'd be delighted to see you.

As a general rule, please arrive shortly before the service is due to start, so that you can collect any books and get seated ready for the service. We have no dress code, jeans and t-shirt are fine.

Services

Holy Communion is often a simple spoken service in which we share bread and wine and bring to mind the command of Jesus: 'Do this in remembrance of me'.  In its simplest form it is offered every Sunday at 8am, 10am on Wednesdays and at 6.30pm on Thursdays. There is also an unaccompanied communion service with hymns at 6pm on the second Sunday of every month.

The Parish Communion service is a traditional Communion service every Sunday (except the second Sunday) at 10am with a full four part choir, organ and Hymns. From time to time the service may include other musicians and we have a Creche and Junior Church. Tea and Coffee is available afterwards with a space to chat.

Every second Sunday of the month, is our "Stepping Stones" service where we explore faith through many different ways. We start with an introductory talk with some hymns or other music, then we have the opportunity to join one or more groups around the Church to explore faith through Craft, Music, Bible Study, Discussion or through silent prayer and reflection in the Lady Chapel.

Evening Services

We have Evensong on the first Sunday of the month which is a traditional service led from the Book of Common Prayer.

On the second Sunday of the month, we have a spoken Holy Communion with unaccompanied Hymns.

On the third Sunday is our lively Praise 3 service with a more contemporary style of worship led by our Worship Band. We meet in our Church Hall, the Ellen Blount Hall behind the church.

On the last Sunday is the Food for Thought discussion group where we discuss a topical issue with the eyes of Faith.

 

St Peter's Parish Prayer

God of grace and truth, you love the world and everyone in it, and you know our needs before we ask. Shower upon us at St Peter's your blessings. Fill us with your Spirit that we may draw others to worship with us here, so that your kingdom of love, justice, mercy and peace may grow, for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.

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