to St Peter's Parish in Belper


                 St Peter's                                         St Mark's                              St Swithun's 

    St Peters spring 1    St Marks spring 2   St Swithuns spring 1

    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 events happening in our churches are suspended for the time being)



The Church continues to be alive and active, but Government guidelines say that we must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives, so  public worship has been suspended and all church buildings in the Church of England must remain closed until resources and safety measures are in place.

  We are pleased to announce that St Peter’s Church is open for individual private prayer, Monday to Saturday from       10 am - 12 noon and on Sunday 12 noon - 4 pm. Individual prayer within a place of worship is defined as a person or household entering the venue to pray on their own and not as part of a group, led prayer or communal act. They should be socially distanced from other individuals or households. 

We hope to open St Mark’s and St Swithun’s for one day a week at the beginning of July once all safety measures are in place and approved. 

If you come in to pray you will be asked to use a cleaning pack to ensure wherever you sit is safe for you and for anyone who comes later. These packs are all for re-use by other people visiting so receptacles are provided to return the contents for washing and refilling.

Please DO NOT bring RECYCLING as we have no safe means of dealing with it yet. If you need to speak to someone in the Parish Office please use the hatch next to the photocopier, not the door.

Announced on 2.7.20

  St Peter's, St Swithun's and

St Mark's Openwoodgate

      will all be re-opening for Worship on Sunday 9th August


Our worship of God and our care for each other continue: 

Anne will continue to record/live stream morning prayer at 9 am every weekday,   

     No morning prayer on Saturdays but 10 am on Sundays. 

It can be found on our Facebook page and on our YouTube Channel Enfold at St Peters and post here.

                     A range of prayer and worship resources can be found on the Church of England website www.churchofengland.org                            You can also find other local, online services at derby.anglican.org/streams  

If you would like to give to the work of the Parish, especially during this difficult time,  you can do so via Paypal 

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You don't need an account, you can use any card, click on the Paypal logo for a link

Sunday 12th July 10.00 am Broadcast Service (Music starts at 9.45 am)

followed by Sunday Coffee at 11 am.  Join us in a Zoom Meeting Room for natter and nibbles. (Go onto Enfold for the link.) 

Bishop Libby will be joining will be joining us for Zoom Coffee at 11 am this Sunday.  If you would like to ask our Bishop a specific question Anne would appreciate you letting her know beforehand.  

                                            Theme: Belonging to Christ  

               Readings: Romans 8:1-11 and Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23      

  Collect for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity 

Almighty God, send down upon your Church the riches of your Spirit,

and kindle in all who minister the gospel your countless gifts of grace;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

            Apart and together       

  If you would like to worship with us even if you are isolated please go here to see our 'Church Without Walls' page, a way of being Community in times of solitude.

 Our new weekly podcast can also be found on the 'Church Without Walls' page. 

you can link to our Facebook Page for Daily Prayer 'and Worship

Also, remember you may subscribe to our email newsletter ENFOLD

Three in One is the parish magazine (usually published monthly)

Please take a look - we can be together even though we are apart.

View the July 2020 issue 

Included in this magazine is an article by Rev Bob Jackson about the Future of the Church. 

Everybody welcome to the future picture

Also a questionnaire and it would be really helpful, as we plan the future of Churches here in the parish, if you could complete it so that the PCC can take everybody’s thoughts, hopes and dreams into consideration.

Download your questionnaire here 

(top of questionnaire)

top of questionnaire 26.6.20

(end of questionnaire)

end of questionnaire 26.6.20

Parish Weekly News Sheet 

We aren't producing a news sheet at the moment. 

Our regular groups are closed for the time being. 


                               Would you be prepared to volunteer to support anyone who needed something specific doing for them, eg shopping?

Please contact the Parish Office to volunteer 01773 820307.

We have set up a buddy system so that everyone is telephoned by someone else at least every couple of days to check they are OK. This is where we can really be community to one another in these difficult times, please put your name forward.

If you are worried and would like someone to talk to please ring the office on the number above and they will get one of the clergy team to contact you.

                   We are closed for recycling at St Peter's until                   further notice.

Food Bank donations may be delivered to Morrison's or one of the three Co-ops

while the churches are shut.  

Food and Community hub shopping list April 2020

                     Tinned Fray Bentos pies      Tinned potatoes/ packet mash        Tinned carrots and peas   Tinned fruit                                                 Tinned meat meals: minced beef; Chicken in white sauce; chilli; curry, meatballs  

                                                 Sugar     Custard         Sponge puddings    Shampoo and shower gel

(May 2020) 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



 There’s a time for everything.

But it’s always 6.20!!!


Tower and clock pic

Can you help bring Time back to Belper?


What is the problem?


The clock, made by John Moore & Sons of Clerkenwell, London, dated 1864, seen by many on this famous part of the World Heritage site skyline has worn out and stopped. The tower roof above the clock has developed a leak and is letting rain into the tower and onto the bell-frame.

For more information and how you can help, click here or the link at the top of this page.

       Donations can also be made via         

St Peter's Parish Facebook page.



 POSTPONED until Friday 13th November

Bohemians 7 Feb 20

POSTPONED until Friday 13th November

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’. 

Talk by Adrian Farmer 

Churches and Chapels

(with specific emphasis on St Peter’s)

Wednesday 20th May    Postponed for now on 1.4.20 

at 7.00 pm at St Peter’s.

This talk is being held with a view to kick-starting 

our historical research heading towards bicentennial projects.

         All welcome especially anyone who          

        would like to be in the steering group.   


Up to the minute information and pictures can be found on our Facebook page:

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       Click here for our Facebook Page


Enfold e-news

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

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Silver Eco Church Award for St Peter's Church

Eco Church Award 
Click on the link at the top of this page for more info.


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.