Welcome to St Peter’s Church!

We are a community of Christians seeking to serve and love those around us. We are part of the Colchester Town Centre Parish, and our building is at the top of North Hill (where it meets the High Street). Our congregation is made up of people of various ages and stages, some of whom live in the parish and many of whom come from further afield.

Whether you’re visiting or have recently moved to the area, whatever your age or background – we would be delighted to welcome you! 

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What’s coming up in the Town Centre Parish:

Wednesday 4th December

10:30am Midweek Communion Service (at St Peter’s)

no Vicarage Hour this week

Friday 6th December

7:30pm 421 Youth Group (in Fordham)

Saturday 7th December

9:00am Church Prayer Meeting (at the Vicarage)


Sunday 8th December [the 2nd Sunday of Advent]

9:45am Communion Service (at St Botolph’s)

11:00am Civic Carol Service (at St Peter’s)

Tuesday 10th December

6:30pm Sixth Form College Carol Service (at St Peter’s)

Wednesday 11th December

10:30am Midweek Communion Service (at St Peter’s)

12 noon Vicarage Hour (at the Vicarage)

7:30pm Crosslands Training Course (at the Vicarage)

Thursday 12th December

11:30am Funeral: Steve Morris (at St Peter’s)

Friday 13th December

7:30pm 421 Youth Group (in Fordham)


Sunday 15th December [the 3rd Sunday of Advent]

9:45am Carol Service (at St Botolph’s)

11:00am Communion Service (at St Peter’s)

6:30pm Evening Service (at Castle Methodist)

Tuesday 17th December

2:00pm North Primary School Carol Service (at St Peter’s)

Wednesday 18th December

10:30am Midweek Communion Service (at St Peter’s)

12 noon Vicarage Hour (at the Vicarage)


Sunday 22nd December [the 4th Sunday of Advent]

9:45am Communion Service (at St Botolph’s)

11:00am Morning Service (at St Peter’s)

Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

3:00pm Christingle Service (at St Peter’s)

6:30pm Christmas Eve Communion (at St Botolph’s)

Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day)

10:00am Family Communion Service (at St Peter’s)


Sunday 29th December [1st Sunday of Christmas]

9:45am Communion Service (at St Botolph’s)

11:00am Morning Service (at St Peter’s)

Wednesday 1st January

10:30am Midweek Communion Service (at St Peter’s)

Saturday 4th January

9:00am Church Prayer Meeting (at the Vicarage)

10:00am PCC Meeting (at the Vicarage)


Sunday 5th January [the Epiphany]

9:45am Morning Service (at St Botolph’s)

11:00am Family Communion Service (at St Peter’s)



SAFEGUARDING. St Peter’s is committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse, and vulnerable adults. The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding, which may be found here —  https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Anne Kavanagh, who may be contacted through the Parish Office or via the contact details displayed immediately inside the West Door of the church.

Rev Mark Wallace, Vicar
Rev Mark Wallace, Vicar

St Peter's Tower, from North Hill
St Peter’s Tower, from North Hill