Our doors are open from 8.00am till 5.15pm, Monday to Saturday, and until immediately after the 6.30pm service on Sunday. St Mary’s chapel is almost always available for quiet prayer and as a place of peace in the centre of our busy town.
Life at St Peter’s is lively and varied and there is something for all ages. We offer new ways to worship God alongside our traditional services – from cafe to cathedral style. Our strong musical tradition includes an excellent robed choir and a flourishing music group.
Six days a week we provide a daily hot breakfast for the homeless and every evening we give away food parcels to the hungry. St Peter’s is also a centre for community activities, concerts, exhibitions and civic events. We try to build strong links with local businesses, the voluntary sector and public services, whilst providing a welcome to visitors from throughout the UK and further afield.
Why not come along and see for yourself?
Important notice: weekend of celebration
This summer, our vicar, Tony Shepherd, is due to retire after 27 years of ministry at St Peter’s. To say farewell to Tony and Ann, and to say thank you all that they have done for the church, there will be a weekend of celebration, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June 2015.
Saturday 13th June, 7.00pm in St Peter’s: an evening of entertainment and fun, with wine and nibbles. All welcome.
Sunday 14th June: all services at the normal times. After Mattins there will a Faith Lunch to which all are invited. (A Faith Lunch is one where we contribute to a meal which is then shared by everyone.) In order to help us plan the occasion, please complete a reply slip which will be found at the back of church. Please place completed slips in the box provided as soon as possible, but no later than 1st June. Thank you.
At 6.30pm there will be a Choral Evensong Spectacular with a presentation, followed by wine and canapes. All welcome.