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The congregation at St Peter's welcome's you! Please come and meet us at any of our services.

Here you will find information about the services we hold at St Peter's.  Please view our calendar for a quick reference to what is on each day.  You can also view a description of each type of service below.

We hold two services on Sundays, a quiet and traditional service at 9am and then an informal service for all at 10.30am.

Our Holy Communion service is a traditional service comprising of hymns, readings, prayers, sermon and Holy Communion.  We use the booklet Holy Communion Order One from the Common Worship Services and Prayers for the Church of England.  Holy communion is where we remember Christ's sacrifice for us, by eating the Body of Christ (bread) and drinking the Blood of Christ (wine), as the disciples did at the Last Supper. On the evening before his Crucifixion, Jesus celebrated a meal with his twelve disciples.  During the meal Jesus took bread and broke it and said 'This is my body broken for you'. He then took a glass of wine and said 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood, poured out for you'.  The disciples drank the wine and ate the bread as Jesus had told them to saying 'Do this in remembrance of me'.  We do the same today, during Holy Communion. There are different ways in which you can take part.
If you have been Confirmed in the Church of England, then you can take part in eating the bread and drinking the wine.
If you have come from another Christian Church and are able to share in the bread and wine you are welcome to join us.
You can still approach the Lord's Table, and by keeping your hands down you can receive a blessing instead of the bread and wine.
Of course you don't need to take part at all, you can stay seated and enjoy some quiet time to pray, read the bible or listen to the music.  

During Holy Communion we have a Healing team available at the back of the church in a private area where you can go to them for prayer for either yourself or a loved one.

Our Children of God group is also available for primary school aged children. During the service they go into the Parish room for some Bible themed fun and crafts, before returning ready for Holy Communion.

For younger children there is a creche area to the rear of the church with many toys for all ages including newborns, there are also books and games and colouring books with crayons.

During one of the hymns there is a monetary collection, if you are a tax payer there are gift aid envelopes available, please see one of our Welcomers who will be happy to provide you with one.  You may also find a few in the pockets at the back of the chairs.

At the end of the service tea, coffee and biscuits are served in the Parish room, giving you the opportunity to mingle and chat with our friendly congregation.

 

Worship for all is a more informal service for families.  The hymns usually are very lively and often include actions, which both adults and children enjoy! We have a live band playing the music rather than the traditional organ.  We also sometimes have a few surprises such as a visit from the Puppets, and sometimes the sermon includes activities for the children.  There are still readings and prayers and the sermon, however there is no Holy Communion. This service is slightly shorter than the Holy Communion service. 

During one of the hymns there is a monetary collection, if you are a tax payer there are gift aid envelopes available, please see one of our Welcomers who will be happy to provide you with one.  You may also find a few in the pockets at the back of the chairs.

We have a creche area to the rear of the church with toys, games, books and colouring books with crayons. There's something for children of all ages.

At the end of the service tea, coffee and biscuits are served in the Parish room, giving you the opportunity to mingle and chat with our friendly congregation.  

 

Morning prayer is a quiet and reflective service, enjoyed by those delighting in a more traditional worship.  There is a sermon but no hymns or songs. Visitors are more than welcome to join us for this wonderful start to the day.