Welcome 

to St Peter's Parish in Belper

including 

          Church without walls          

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

  St Peters snow      St Mark's winter      St Swithuns snow

       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 7/12/21)


For Carol services and other busy services everyone will be invited to wear masks when singing

For other services: 

  • The wearing of masks is optional, but encouraged whilst you are moving around and to sing, in respect for other people.  If there is no-one in front of you, you may like to remove them.
  • 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.
  • 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).



Sunday 12th December -  3rd Sunday of Advent 


10.00 am Holy Communion 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.


Theme: What then should we do?

 Collect: God for whom we watch and wait,

you sent John the Baptist to prepare the way of your Son:

give us courage to speak the truth,

to hunger for justice,

and to suffer for the cause of right,

with Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen


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 open on Wednesdays 10 am - 10.45 am for individual private prayer. 


                             'Three in One' is the parish magazine (published monthly)                                                                                View the  December  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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Give a Little


Little Church is back!

Little Church 13.9.21

Little Church pre-school playgroup, for children aged 0-4 years

meets every Wednesday in Term Time from 1.15 to 2.45 pm 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.

We will be having a special Christmas 'Bring and Share' lunch and 

party on Wednesday 22nd December (£3 per child) from 

12 to 2.30 pm.  Please contact the Parish Office on 01772 828772

to book a place or put your name down at Little Church.


 




                                  Jack

Jack Little Church



Messy Church is back!

Messy Church 2021

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! 

Messy December 2021


                                                              

ZOOM PARISH BIBLE STUDY  

Zoom Bible Study fortnightly, 7.30 pm, on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays in the month.   

The link is the same for all sessions.  All welcome, we are a very friendly group!    Please go to Enfold for Zoom info.


                                      St Peter's Tower and Clock                                                 Tower and clock pic              Clock face before       Clock face after                              Before                                                       After      

The work on the tower roof is now complete. We have installed a new socket on top of the tower so we can put our star up more easily. One face has now been repainted and looks amazing. The rest will have to wait for dry, abseiling weather which may not be until next spring. Many thanks to all those who have helped fund this work. We raised around £10,000 through our Gift Day and appeals to local businesses.


 Coffee Mornings at St Peter’s

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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.

                 

We are also meeting 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.  

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. 


Christmas hamper new list 2021

Cut-off date for donations is 14th December.  


 Belper Calendar poster 2021

Calendars £9.75 each from St Peter's and cards £1 each


St Peter's 200th Anniversary

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St Peter’s 200th Anniversary starts on January 2nd 2022 with a joint Parish Service at 10 am. 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 that day.


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) are collected at St Peter's.

URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT from DRS Derby volunteers 29.9.21        We are full Fuller than full.

We have a mountain of unsorted donations and a mountain of sorted donations that can't go anywhere due to the petrol crisis. Unless someone can donate storage space to us, there may soon be no space for English lessons etc at DRS!  We did our first "official" sorting session at one of hotels housing Afghan refugees yesterday. There were lots of wonderful donations but also too much that was completely unsuitable; large, formal men's suits for example!

If you can, please hold on to your donations or donate them elsewhere.

             STILL NEEDED (for Calais and for Afghan refugees)             s/m men's hoodies, joggers, trainers, coats                             s/m women's winter clothes, coats        children/teenagers trainers            New underwear - all ages

                         Thank you, as always, for your kindness, patience and understanding!


                                                                      

      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.

Please ensure crisp/biscuit packets are clean, dry and flat. 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 are now accepting blister packs. We can no longer accept bottle tops for recycling. Thank you.



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.