St Peter's Parish, Belper, Derbyshire

Jesus at the centre transforming our community


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          Church without walls          

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


         During lockdown the Sunday services in the parish will be:

9.45 am Church without Walls (On-line) 

10 am at St Peter's and St Mark's 

 St Swithun's is currently closed 

(for each specific week's service type please look further down on this page)

Please be aware that services in our buildings 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. 

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.

Virtual Sunday Club for young people can be accessed on St Peter's Sunday Club link.

On-line Worship Services

9.45 am Church without Walls (On-line) Sundays

followed by

 Zoom  Coffee at 11.15 am  

Join us in a Zoom Meeting Room for natter and nibbles.  (Go onto Enfold for the link.)

             Each weekday morning you can share in Morning Prayer from 8.55 am on our Facebook Page               and around 9.20 am on You Tube.

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    You can also find other local, online services at  


        St Peter’s is open for individual private prayer, 

                                                          Monday to Saturday from 10 am - 12 noon, Sunday 12 noon - 4 pm.                                                       St Mark’s is open on Wednesdays 10 am - 10.45 am for individual private prayer. 

St Swithun's is not open for private prayer at the moment. 

                                Three in One is the parish magazine (published monthly)                               Please take a look - we can be together even though we are apart.          View the  March 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 

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Sunday March 7th - 3rd Sunday of Lent

   10 am Morning Worship at St Peter's 

Virtual Sunday Club for young people can be accessed on St Peter's Sunday Club link

10 am Holy Communion at St Mark's 

St Swithun's is not open for worship  

Theme: Under construction  Readings: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 and John 2:13-22

    Collect:   Eternal God,  give us insight to discern your will for us,  to give up what harms us,  and to seek the perfection we are promised in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


Click below on the date to open the daily devotions throughout Lent. There will be a series of reflections, images, Bible readings, songs, etc on the theme of understanding Jesus as Messiah, through the Old and New Testament. 

Ash Wednesday Click here    18th February  Click here     19th February Click here    20th February  Click here      21st February  Click here      22nd February  Click here    23rd February  Click here   24th February  Click here    25th February  Click here     26th February  Click here     27th February  Click here    28th February  Click here        1st March Click here   2nd March Click here   3rd March Click here   4th March Click here    5th March Click here  6th March Click here  7th March Click here  8th March Click here       

Lent course 2021

Join us this Lent on the

Bible Series: Experience a better story

A 7-part journey through the big story of the Bible.

Each week touches on key themes and relates them to universal human needs.

Includes some video input, testimony and discussion time in small groups

Join us on Zoom each Wednesday at 7.30 pm from 24th February

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 875 1789 6327 Passcode: Prayer2

ZOOM PARISH BIBLE STUDY  Usually a small group meets on Zoom on alternate Thursday Evenings at 7.00 pm, but during Lent they will be joining the Lent Bible Study Group on Wednesday nights (see above).       The usual fortnightly meetings will re-start after Easter.

                                                               Parish Weekly News Sheet                                        We aren't producing a news sheet at the moment. 

    Our regular groups are paused for the time being. 



                                        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.  

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       Food Bank donations to be delivered to Morrison's or one of the three          Co-ops if the churches are shut.  

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

 Refugee donations (Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity group) is still available subject to social distancing.

Update 22.11.20

We're happy to accept donations for refugees again but ONLY warm coats, sleeping bags, good strong (preferably waterproof) shoes and tents. Please save other items until the New Year. Thank you so much.

Smiles Virtual Mission Trips.Smiles foundation logo

There are a number of us in the Parish who are poised to go on Mission Trips to Smiles in Romania once it is possible. It is now over twelve months since people have been able to take part in these trips and they are sorely missed by the team in Romania. It will be at least June before the trips can restart so in the meantime there are three Virtual Mission Trips organised. This is an excellent way to find out what a Mission Trip involves and perhaps encourage you to take the next step of joining a real trip once it becomes possible. Follow this link to the Smiles Website to find out more:


Bohemians 7 Feb 20

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:

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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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 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.