to St Peter's Parish in Belper


          Church without walls          

       Silver Award  St Peter's                                 St Mark's                                  St Swithun's    

               St Peters summer pic           St Marks summer pic            St Swithuns summer pic

    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.    

                                                       Covid Changes 

       The wearing of face masks is no longer compulsory. We have had a couple of cases popping up in our congregations, so we encourage people to take lateral flow tests regularly. It may be advisable to wear a mask when you are in close contact situations with others to keep yourself and them safe – remember the 1m rule and use sanitizer.

We will be continuing with our current pattern of worship at least until the Autumn.  We have returned to offering the chalice at services using anti-bacterial wipes and alcoholic wine only. People have made their own choice whether to take it, dip or drink from it. Thank you for making this so smooth.

We are now in a position to return to using service sheets and hymn books if this is the right thing for a given service. However, as we think everyone has experienced, the use of the screen has added a depth and richness to our worship which is not possible using books, so it will continue to be at least a part of all services.


Sunday 10th July - Trinity 4

10.00 am Holy Communion at St Peter's with Sunday Club

10.00 am Morning Worship at St Mark's with Sunday Club

11.00 am Morning Worship at St Swithun's



      Gracious Father, by the obedience of Jesus

you brought salvation to our wayward world:

draw us into harmony with your will,

that we may find all things restored in him,

our saviour Jesus Christ.



On-line Worship Services

             Usually each weekday morning you can share in Morning Prayer from 8.55 am on our Facebook Page                        

Click here to see our 'Church Without Walls' page, a different way of being Community.

Also, remember you may subscribe to our email newsletter ENFOLD


     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  


 St Peter’s is open for anyone to come in to look around or pray

          Monday to Friday from 10 am - 12 noon, Saturday 10 - 4pm, Sunday 12 noon - 4 pm. 

                                       St Mark's is accessible 8.30-3.30pm term time for private prayer.                                            


                             'Three in One' is the parish magazine (published monthly)                                                                                View the  July 2022  issue 

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

Ukraine flag  Giving to the Ukraine         

Both of these links below will give access to a Give a little campaign for the Ukraine. 

             https://givealittle.co/campaigns/a9349904-cb01-43da-ba28-dd5fabc1b9a9                         Ukraine QR code

                                                                                                                                                                                   Little Church 

                                                                                Little Church 13.9.21                                                  Jack

Jack Little Church

 Little Church pre-school playgroup, for children aged 0-4 years meets every Wednesday in Term Time from 10 am - 12 noon in St Peter's.     

We play and have fun with stories, singing and craft activities all with the help of Jack.

All parents, grandparents and carers are welcome.

Come along and join.

Messy Church 

                                                                              Messy Church 2021

 Messy Church meets on the 2nd Saturday in the month at St Swithun’s Church from 4-6 pm and on the 4th Saturday in the month at St Mark's Church, 4-6 pm.   

We have crafts, songs and stories – plus food! 

Families with children of all ages are welcome.   Come and join in the fun! 

                  Prams and first shoes 11.3.22                           

                                                                                 Coffee Mornings at St Peter’s 


Our monthly Tuesday coffee mornings at St Peter’s are from 10.30 am - 12 pm, not 10 am as previously.   Come along and meet friends old and new. The next one is on 5th July.                  

We are also meeting for Bible Studies again on the other Tuesdays in the month at 10.30am, (come for coffee from 10.15am) at St Peter's.  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.                                            

Board Games Afternoons at St Peter’s on 2nd Monday monthly (not August though) from 2 pm, next one 11th July.

Come along and learn how to play Quirkle, play Scrabble or bring along your favourite game. 

             Tea and biscuits provided. It’ll be fun, see you there! 

Working Party

St Peter's notice boards are in a sorry state and are desperately in need of some TLC.
We would like to set up a working party to get this and other jobs done. At the moment there are one or two people who are doing these jobs, as well as numerous other things.
Please join the group so that we can create a list of jobs which need doing and work through them.

See David Skelton or Mick Reade

 Holiday at HomeHoliday at Home is back!!

This increasingly popular event is happening at St Peter’s on August 8th, 10th and 12th this year. You do need to book in so we can plan and cater for you so look out for sign-up sheets in all three churches in July. More info in July’s Three in One. The team are excited and looking forward to seeing you there.

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Open the Book want to put an appeal out for volunteers to help out restarting at the Herbert Strutt, Pottery and St John's School. The schools all welcome Open the Book to attend the schools. For more information, please contact abbyrichards864@yahoo.co.uk 

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Ukraine Refugee Crisis – News Report

The Smiles Foundation’s Response to the War in Ukraine and the Refugees fleeing to Europe

As the crisis in Ukraine continues with unknown number of tragedies appearing each day, in a strange sort of way, Smiles efforts to support and assist are finding some normality or at least a more regular pattern of activity. To find out more, and to donate, please visit the Smiles website at: https://www.thesmilesfoundation.org/ukraine-refugee-crisis-news-report/ where donations can be made.

 St Peter's 200th Anniversary

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On October 30th is the Anniversary of laying the Foundation stone by the Duke of Devonshire. The current Duke and Bishop will be attending a special service at 3pm that day.

Food Bank donations to be given in at St Peter's Church, 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/

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

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and you may subscribe to ENFOLD our parish e-news

 RECYCLING AT ST PETER'S is open Monday - Friday 10 am-12 noon, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm.

This is a reminder that now St Peter's can not accept any more Crisp Packets for recycling or any Baby Food Pouches.

Crisp packets can be recycled at the Whitemoor Co-op. The only has a small container for their recycling so they ask that if you have a large number of Crisp packets that they are taken to the store in a bin bag. They need to be free of crisps and flat not scrunched up or wet.

Thank you to all you have used the recycling at St Peters.

We can still accept Biscuit/Cake wrappers, toothpaste tubes and medicine blister packs.

The Tetrapak recycling will be open at Cafe 28, the Market Place, Belper. When: From 10am -12:15pm on 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month. Tetrapaks should be washed and flattened (with the lids on please) to be recycled.


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 2021 at the top of this page.