Welcome to St Peter’s Church!

We are a community of Christians seeking to serve and love those around us. 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. Other than that, of course, things continue to be a bit unusual at the moment.

Weekly Updates. Please click here for the most recent Update.

Garden Church. You are very welcome to join our outdoor Sunday services in the Vicarage Garden! This is where we will be meeting for the next few weeks. Please see the recent Update for more information. Do come and join us, although to help us manage the numbers, which are restricted, it is essential to reserve your space. You can book via our website (under Service booking), or contact Bernice (572529 or [email protected]), but please book before 10:00am on the Friday before the service.

Morning Service Online. While Garden Church is taking place, there will also be a short pre-recorded ‘Said Service’ of Morning Prayer available each week on the church’s facebook page.

 


***   THE CHURCH CALENDAR   *** 

Saturday 12th June

      • 9:30am — Sorted NANO
      • 7:00pm — Bonfire (in Vivienne’s garden, details on request)

Sunday 13th June

      • short service of Morning Prayer (via www.facebook.com/stpeterscolchester)
      • 10:00am — Garden Church: Morning Service (in the Vicarage garden, registration required)
      • 3:00pm — Garden Church: Songs of Praise (in the Vicarage garden, registration required)
      • 6:00pm — Garden Church: Evening Service (in the Vicarage garden, registration required)

Tuesday 15th June

      • 4:30pm — “Ignite” (for school years 7-9; via Zoom, details on request)

Wednesday 16th June

      • 8:00pm — Church Prayer Meeting (via the St Peter’s Church WhatsApp group)

Thursday 17th June

      • 4:00pm — “Spark in the Garden” (for school years 3-6; in the Vicarage garden)
      • 7:45pm — Discipleship Explored, session 7 (via Zoom, log-in details on request)

Sunday 20th June

      • short service of Morning Prayer (via www.facebook.com/stpeterscolchester)
      • 10:00am — Garden Church: Morning Service (in the Vicarage garden, registration required)
      • 3:00pm — Garden Church: Songs of Praise (in the Vicarage garden, registration required)
      • 6:00pm — Garden Church: Evening Service (in the Vicarage garden, registration required)

***   CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS   ***

  • The Church Safeguarding Committee will be meeting on Monday 21st June. Any concerns or issues ahead of the meeting should be raised with Sue Almond (the Parish Safeguarding Officer) or the Vicar.
  • The most recent prayer- and news-letter from the McCanns has arrived, and is available on request from the Office.
  • Do join us for a church ‘local walk’ on Saturday 26th at 2pm, starting and ending at the Jumbo tower. Please let Bernice know if you plan to attend, and please consider bringing your own refreshments.
  • We are planning Churchyard Working Parties on Saturday mornings in July (Saturday 3rd and Saturday 10th) to get to grips with the churchyard once again. Both skilled and unskilled assistance appreciated! For further information, please contact Wendy Whitfield (01206 790431, or via the Church Office).
  • The Evangelical Ministry Assembly (22nd-24th June, 9:30am-12:30pm) is an opportunity for all who are involved in ‘word ministry’ to consider again how best to handle the word of truth. Further details via http://ema2021.live
  • The ‘Church as a Refuge’ Conference is to assist church leadership teams in creating a safe culture and a healing environment for abuse survivors and to prevent abuse. This runs from 12:30pm on Friday 25th until 8:30pm on Saturday 26th June. Booking and information via https://www.churchasarefuge.com.
  • Mark’s fund-raising challenge — #aMillionMetres4StPeters — in support of the Redevelopment Project has now reached 83,806 metres (still roughly level with the southern tip of the Shetland Isles).

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

Take a look at our Annual Report 2021 and find out more about us in this past year.

Looking for information about our redevelopment? Click here. You can also follow us on Twitter to hear the latest updates.



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 Sue Almond, 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


St Peter's Tower, from North Hill

St Peter’s Tower, from North Hill