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. (Most regular groups and most events happening in our churches are suspended for the time being)
Covid Changes (update 21.7.21)
For the moment everything will remain much the same in all three churches for our services:
- The wearing of masks is optional, but encouraged whilst you are moving around.
- 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.
- There will be some singing but a reduced amount with screens for anyone facing the congregation
- Communion will remain bread only.
We will still be asking you to register when you attend a service; this is less for track and trace as so we can keep an eye on who is attending and who is not and make sure those who don’t feel able to attend are kept in contact.
Please use the offering plate at the back as it will not be passed (contactless payment will be available in St Peter's).
Refreshments We will continue to serve refreshments using disposable cups and the server putting milk and sugar in for you. Only edibles that can be picked up without handling someone else’s will be provided. At St Mark's and St Peter’s you will be encouraged to consume refreshments outside.
St Swithun’s will no longer have a one way system.
Air flow At all churches we will keep doors open where it is practical to do so.
The Peace The peace will remain socially distanced for now.
Services The current pattern of services will remain at least until the end of September. 10am at St Mark’s and St Peter’s and 11am at St Swithun’s.
Children Children’s activities at St Peter’s will continue outside whenever possible. Messy Church, Little Church and Sunday activities at St Mark’s will resume when the schools return.
Track and Trace and how it works at church. There seems to be a lot of confusion about how track and trace works if you sign in at church and it took ages to find out hunting through many government documents!
If someone has a positive PCR test they will be asked where they have been recently. If a minimum of two people, but usually more, identify as having visited the same venue,(ie Church) then they will be asked for contact details of the church by the NHS. We will then be asked to supply the list of who was present at the same day and time.
Sunday 8th August - 10th Sunday after Trinity
10 am Morning Worship at St Mark's
11 am Morning Worship at St Swithun's
Theme: Life without limits
Readings: Ephesians 4:25-5:2 and John 6:35, 45-51
On-line Worship Services
'Three in One' is the parish magazine (published monthly) Please take a look - we can be together even though we are apart. View the August 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
Parish Prayer Meeting
Everyone welcome to join us for online prayer on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 7.30pm. Especially as we begin to approach a time when things can restart we need to spend time waiting on God for his guidance into our new future.
Important - the Zoom meeting ID has changed - do not use the old link. (Go to Enfold for the meeting ID and passcode)
ZOOM PARISH BIBLE STUDY Zoom Bible Study fortnightly, 7.30 pm, on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays in the month, next one 21st July, Matthew's Gospel studying “Being discipled by Jesus” looking at his example to us as our King. The passage for the 21st July will be Matthew 4. 1 -25. Title: The Beginning of the Kingdom. Then August 4th, August 18th and 1st September.
24.6.21 As this is now still 4 weeks away do try to read through the whole of Matthew if you’d like to get an overall picture of what this gospel comprises. Maybe beg, borrow but not steal, as modern a translation as you can find, to give easy reading and maybe a new slant on stories you thought were very familiar to you.
The link is the same for all sessions. All welcome, we
are a very friendly group!
Please go to Enfold for Zoom info.
Coffee Mornings at St Peter’s
Our monthly Tuesday coffee mornings have re-started at St Peter’s but outdoors, from 10.30 am - 12 pm, not 10 am as previously. The next one will be on Tuesday September 7th (If wet inside, observing COVID guidelines) as the one in August has had to be cancelled. Come along and meet friends old and new.
Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel August’s Coffee Morning at St Peter’s due to a funeral being held in church. We’ll be bac Morning at St Peter’s due to g
RECYCLING AT ST PETER'S is open
Please ensure crisp/biscuit packets are clean, dry and flat.
Our opening times are Monday - Saturday 10 am-12 noon, Sunday 10 am-4 pm.
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.
Update 3rd May 2021.
We can no longer accept bottle tops for recycling. Lush are not accepting them anymore so we have nowhere to take them.
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.
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/
Please click here to download a sponsor form
Update 19.3.21 Refugee donations (Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity group)
is still available subject to social distancing at St Peter's.
The donations go to the Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity store in Derby to be sorted and taken to Syria and the refugee camps in France. They need camping equipment including sleeping bags, tents and rucksacks, clothing for young men, especially good waterproofs and strong shoes or boots. They are not accepting duvets, children’s clothing or baby items at the moment.
St Peter's is open every weekday from 10 am - 12 noon. Thank you.
Smiles Virtual Mission Trips.
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: https://www.thesmilesfoundation.org/2021-virtual-mission-trips/
Now Saturday 18th September 2021 instead of 21st 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 2020 at the top of this page.