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.
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 I 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 29th May - 7th Sunday after Easter
10.00 am Joint Holy Communion at St Peter's (St Peter's & St Swithun's)
with Sunday Club
10.00 am Morning Worship at St Mark's with Sunday Club
11.00 No service at St Swithun's
Risen, ascended Lord,
as we rejoice at your triumph,
fill your church on earth with power and compassion,
that all who are estranged by sin
may find forgiveness and know your peace,
to the glory of God the Father.
On-line Worship Services
If you would like to give to the work of the Parish, especially during this difficult time, you can do so via Paypal
A number of people have asked how they can support the Slacks following the burning down of their farm. They need practical help just sifting through things - contact them directly or the office. But if you can give financially please use this QR code or this link: https://givealittle.co/campaigns/f971cd69-a8cf-44f0-8b57-5ba36e733d37
Giving to the Ukraine
Both of these links below will give access to a Give a little campaign for the Ukraine.
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 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!
Ukraine Refugee Crisis – News Report
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 7th June, with a Jubilee theme. Masks must be worn unless you are drinking. Please check with the Parish office if unsure if this is going ahead
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.
Sign up sheet in St Peter's west end.
There will be Jubilee Lunches at
all three Churches,
details to follow.
Summer Fayre & Patronal Festival
Saturday & Sunday 2nd /3rd July 2022
At St Peter's
Bar Cakes Teas Stalls
Late Saturday afternoon/early evening a family barbeque will be held, games, events for children, bouncy castle.
Our new Archdeacon Ven Carol Coslett will be preaching
at a Parish service in St Peter’s on Sunday 3rd July
St Peter's 200th Anniversary
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
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.