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. (All regular groups and most events happening in our churches are suspended for the time being)
There is one worship service in each of our four church spaces.
10 am at St Peter's and St Mark's and 11 am at St Swithun's (for each specific week's service type please look further down on this page)
9.45 am Church without Walls (On-line)
Zoom Coffee at 11.15 am.
Join us in a Zoom Meeting Room for natter and nibbles.
(Go onto Enfold for the link.)
Please be aware that services will look and feel very different, face coverings must be worn, no refreshments or singing is allowed but this is an opportunity to worship together in a new way.
On-line worship will continue in parallel.
A few general but important
considerations. Please: Wear a face covering when in church, wait to be directed to an allocated
seat, give your name for track and trace, use the offering plate at the back as
it will not be passed (contactless payment will be available
in St Peter's), maintain social distancing, be kind.
For more information please look in the September "Three in One" magazine, by clicking the link below.
St Mark’s is open on Thursdays from 10 am - 1 pm for private prayer.
Three in One is the parish magazine (published monthly)
Please take a look - we can be together even though we are apart.
View the September 2020 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
Sunday 27th September
Theme: Make my joy complete
Readings: Philippians 2:1-13, and Matthew 21:23-32
Collect for the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity - Harvest
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. Amen.
10 am Morning Worship at St Peter's
10 am Holy Communion at St Mark's
11 am Morning Worship at St Swithun's
If you would like to worship with us even if you are isolated please go here to see our 'Church Without Walls' page, a different way of being Community.
you can link to our Facebook Page for Daily Prayer 'and Worship
Also, remember you may subscribe to our email newsletter ENFOLD
ZOOM PARISH BIBLE STUDY
A small group meets on Zoom on alternate Friday Evenings at 7.00 pm. The Link is on Enfold. The session will open at 6.50 pm to give time for chit chat before settling to the study. The sessions will last about an hour or as the spirit takes us! We will also discuss what we want to look at next and review meeting frequency.
We would be pleased to welcome additional members to the group. It is very gentle and we progress together!
The Zoom link will be placed here prior to the meeting
You can also click on an Enfold link on this page to join.
The next sessions will continue the topic of Mary:
Friday 18th September. Ch.8. Family and faith - Mark 3: 13-21 &
Friday 2nd October. Ch.9. Standing near the Cross: John 19: v 23-30.
Friday 16th October. Ch.10. Our spiritual legacy: Act 1: v 12-14 & 2: v 1-4.
St Mark’s Zoom Home Group
This will be for the three St Mark’s Home Groups combining during Covid restrictions, but new members are welcome. It will start at 7.30 pm . More information from Charles Beresford (01773 826519 or 07722 855960).
Have you got Questions about faith?
Want to know where God is in Covid—19?
Just curious to know what Church is all about?
Everyone has questions.
We believe everyone should have the opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith. To ask questions, and share their point of view in an open, friendly environment.
Join us for Zoom Alpha on-line. Monday evenings 7.30 pm (Started 24th August but you can still join.)
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the Zoom code to log on.
Parish Weekly News Sheet
We aren't producing a news sheet at the moment.
Our regular groups are paused for the time being.
RECYCLING at St Peter's
We can accept items for recycling from Monday September 14th.The church is open Monday -Saturday between 10.00-12.00. Please do not bring things outside these times and don't leave things outside. Please do not leave things outside and please be very careful to only bring us the items that we can send off to be recycled.
Crisp packets need to be as clean as possible but not wet, they also must be flat, no peanuts, popcorn, pretzels, just crisps.
Biscuit and cake wrappers but no sweets or chocolate.
Baby food pouches any brand and Ella's Kitchen snack wrappers.
Oral care includes toothpaste tubes, plastic tooth brushes, electric toothbrush heads, packaging from these items and dental floss containers and outer packaging.
Thank you to everyone who helps these items not go to landfill.
Food Bank donations to be delivered to Morrison's or one of the three Co-ops
at the moment.
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
We're collecting donations for refugees again at St Peter's now as a local volunteer with DRS is happy to collect them regularly. Please no toys or large items but they do need men's shoes/boots/trainers, men's, women's and children's clothing and camping equipment especially tents and sleeping bags. No duvets at present. Thank you.
This year we will still be sending boxes to the poorest in eastern Europe. It is especially important as there will be fewer churches and organisations sending this year. Below is a list of the items that need to go into boxes. We will be packing and sending the last week in October.
Please do not pack in boxes but we do need empty shoe boxes. If you can buy packs with several items in them this will be ideal. There will be a collection point in St Peter's so please drop items off there before 25th October. Thank you.
POSTPONED until May 2021
St Peter’s are pleased to present The Bohemians in concert.
Tickets are available from the Parish Office or Derby Live. Any profits from this concert will go to Belper’s ‘Sacrifice’.
Up to the minute information and pictures can be found on our Facebook page:
and you may subscribe to ENFOLD our parish e-news
Messy Church is paused for the time being.
It is usually 2nd Saturdays at St Swithun's
4.00 pm - 6.00 pm including tea
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 2019 at the top of this page.