to St Peter's Parish in Belper
Please browse this website to find out more about us - you can even look at the Church diary and find out everything that is going on - just click on the Parish Life link. (Most regular groups and most events happening in our churches are suspended for the time being)
Covid Changes (updated 19/09/21)
For the moment everything will remain much the same in all three churches for our services:
- The wearing of masks is optional, but encouraged whilst you are moving around.
- There will be an area reserved for those who still want to remain distanced from other people, or you may wish to indicate that you would rather there was a gap left between you and someone not in your family bubble.
- There will be some singing but a reduced amount with screens for anyone facing the congregation
- Communion will remain bread only.
- The peace will remain socially distanced.
Please use the offering plate at the back as it will not be passed (contactless payment will be available in St Peter's).
Refreshments We will continue to serve refreshments with the server putting milk and sugar in for you. Only edibles that can be picked up without handling someone else’s will be provided. At St Mark's and St Peter’s you will be encouraged to consume refreshments outside. At St Swithun's refreshments are now being served at 10.30 am before the service at 11.00 am.
Services The current pattern of services will remain at least until the end of December. Sunday Services: 10am at St Mark’s and St Peter’s and 11am at St Swithun’s. Weekday Morning Worship will continue on Facebook at 8.55 am Monday to Friday.
Children Children’s activities at St Peter’s will continue outside whenever possible. Messy Church, Little Church and Sunday activities at St Mark’s have all restarted.
Sunday 26th September - Harvest Sunday
Please bring gifts suitable for sending to Belper Food Bank.
There will also be a Gift Day at St Peter's.
10 am Morning Worship at St Mark's
11 am Morning Worship at St Swithun's
St Swithun's are now serving refreshments on Sunday mornings, from 10.30am to 10.55am.
Collect: Lord of creation, whose glory is around and within us: open our eyes to your wonders, that we may serve you with reverence and know your peace at our lives' end, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
On-line Worship Services
'Three in One' is the parish magazine (published monthly) Please take a look - we can be together even though we are apart. View the August 2021 issue
If you would like to give to the work of the Parish, especially during this difficult time, you can do so via Paypal
You don't need an account, you can use any card, click on the Paypal logo for a link or QR code for Give a Little
Over £3,000 was raised!
To download a St Peter's Harvest Gift Weekend leaflet, 26th-27th September, click here
Little Church is back!
Little Church pre-school playgroup meets every Wednesday in Term Time from 1.15 to 2.45pm in St Peter’s. We sing, have stories, do some craft and enjoy playing. All parents, grandparents and carers are welcome. Come along and join in the fun!
Messy Church is back!
Messy Church meets on the second Saturday in the month at St Swithun’s Church from 4pm to 6pm. We have crafts, songs and stories – plus food! Families with children of all ages are welcome. Come and join in the fun!
Parish Prayer Meeting
Everyone welcome to join us for online prayer on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 7.30pm. Especially as we begin to approach a time when things can restart we need to spend time waiting on God for his guidance into our new future.
Important - Go to Enfold for the current meeting ID and passcode.
ZOOM PARISH BIBLE STUDY Zoom Bible Study fortnightly, 7.30 pm, on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays in the month, Matthew's Gospel studying “Being discipled by Jesus” looking at his example to us as our King.
The link is the same for all sessions. All welcome, we are a very friendly group!
Please go to Enfold for Zoom info.
Coffee Mornings at St Peter’s
Our monthly Tuesday coffee mornings have re-started at St Peter’s but outdoors, from 10.30 am - 12 pm, not 10 am as previously. The next one will be on Tuesday 5th October Come along and meet friends old and new.
We can now also begin to meet for Bible Studies again on the other Tuesdays in the month at 10.30am (note the new starting time but come for coffee from 10.15am) at St Peter's starting on 14th September.
If you haven’t been part of a day-time study group before and would like to join us you will be most welcome; we’re a friendly, informal, often lively bunch who love to laugh and are eager to find out what God has to share with us through His Word. We use study books to help us and we decide between ourselves which Bible book or theme we want to explore next.
If you’d like more info do speak to Kate or one of the wardens.
RECYCLING AT ST PETER'S is open
Please ensure crisp/biscuit packets are clean, dry and flat.
Our opening times are Monday - Friday 10 am-12 noon, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm.
Please bring your recycling during these times and do not leave it outside the church if locked
as it often blows away and litters the churchyard.
We can no longer accept bottle tops for recycling.
St Peter's Clock and Tower Repair Fund For more information and details of how to donate please click the link at the top of this page.
The clock at St Peter's Church has been repaired and work starts on the Tower Roof very soon.
That leaves us with four rather scruffy looking clock faces.
Will you help us finish the renovations please?!
Food Bank donations to be delivered to Morrison's or
one of the three Co-ops.
Thank you for your continued support of The Hub (food bank) - your generosity has kept us well stocked in these difficult times. If you are able to add to your shopping basket to support us you will find occasional updates on our Facebook page as to which items are most useful or that are we are short of – just click on the link http://facebook.com/hopeforbelper/
Refugee donations (Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity group)
is available at St Peter's.
The donations go to the Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity store in Derby to be sorted and taken to Syria and the refugee camps in France and also to help in Afghanistan. They need camping equipment including sleeping bags, blankets, tents and rucksacks, warm clothing for young men, especially good waterproofs and strong shoes or boots.
They are not accepting duvets, children’s clothing, toys or equipment or baby items at the moment. St Peter's is open every morning 9-12 for your donations.
Up to the minute information and pictures can be found on our Facebook page:
and you may subscribe to ENFOLD our parish e-news
For an interesting report full of pictures about everything that goes on in the Parish please call in to any of the churches and pick up a copy to find out all about us, or click on the link St Peter's Parish pictorial report 2020 at the top of this page.