At St Peter's there are many opportunities to get involved, whether in groups aimed at study and fellowship, or involving practical skills.
Monday Study Group
Meeting fortnightly on Zoom for Coffee, Chat, Study and Prayer at 10.30am - 12noon (23 Oct/6 Nov/20 Nov/4 Dec/18 Dec)
Using the brilliantly deceptively simple device of telling the Christmas story backwards, Stephen Cottrell helps us encounter it as if for the first time.
Contact Chris Butt if you are interested in joining.
Bereavement Support Group
LIFE AFTER LOSS
One of the first initiatives from the Commissioned Pastoral Team was to set up a Bereavement Support Group, Life After Loss. This is a monthly drop-in coffee morning for anyone who has been bereaved, from 10am to 12pm on the 1st Satur- day of each month in the Committee Room. The first session will be on Saturday 2 December.
Each month, a group meets together on Zoom for a short and reflective study of a text from the Gospel. No prior knowledge is needed and all are welcome to join in.
Sessions will resume in January, on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2pm.
For more information and to obtain the Zoom link, contact Canon Kate: firstname.lastname@example.org
Theology Groups - Women
Studying the Women of the Bible with other Women
We have two meeting times for each session, to make it as easy as possible for us to find space in our already busy lives. For information about where we meet, and to sign up, email Revd Charlotte: email@example.com
Further details to come
Greener St Peter's
At St Peter’s we want to live more responsibly in God's world both as a church and individually. We are actively engaging with other churches, our councillors and MP on local environmental initiatives.
St Peter’s is now a SILVER eco-church.
A big thank you and well done to everyone who has contributed to this, with the hall double glazing, the wildlife surveys, our worship and prayers, regular litter picks, the beautiful garden, and so much more.
Sign up for monthly emails for information and practical day to day ideas:
Tower Bell Ringing at St Peter's
The bells are rung on Sunday 9.15 – 10.00am, before the Eucharist Service, and 5.45 – 6.30pm before Evensong.
Practice Night is Monday 7.00 – 9.00pm
Brumdingers (youth practice) is Thursday 6.15 - 7.15pm.
St Peter's is a popular tower and cater for ringers at all levels. Practice nights will usually include ringing from Rounds and Call-Changes to Surprise Major and every station in between.
We are affliated to the St Martin’s Guild of Church Bell Ringers and follow the ART (association of ringing teachers) teaching program. We have good relationships with several other local towers and are also a very friendly and sociable tower.
The sound of the bells can be reduced for training, by closing shutters reducing the disturbance to our neighbours.
We ring for weddings, community and National events, and any other special occasions. We are happy to ring Quarter peals to commemorate any event for a donation.
Between 2014-2019 we rang a total of 110 Quarter peals in memory of those servicemen who gave their lives during the First World War. More recently we rang for both Queen Elizabeth's platinum jubilee and her funeral. We are now helping recruit ringers to "Ring for the King" at the coronation in May 2023.
You can contact Tamsin, the Tower Captain, on 07760 100107 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There are active uniformed groups for Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers, Beavers, Cubs,
Scouts and Explorers at St. Peter’s. The groups celebrate at Parade services in church four times a year.
Mondays: 95th Cubs and ‘Rock’ Explorers
Tuesdays: 1st Rainbows, 6th Brownies, 1st Guides
Wednesdays: 95th Scouts ll
Thursdays: 1st Rainbows, 95th Beavers and 95th Scouts l
Fridays: 1st Brownies
For further details please contact