Baptisms and marriages

If you wish to be baptised, to have your child baptised, or to be married at St Peter’s, the general guidelines regarding eligibility are as follows.

The Church of England operates on a geographic basis and your local parish church has a responsibility for your pastoral care. As part of this it offers the services of Baptism and Marriage.

“Baptism is essentially a welcome into the world church”Baptism is essentially a welcome into the world church, represented by a local church with which you have a relationship. If you live in the parish of St Peter’s the baptism can take place here.  If you do not live in the parish but have a connection with St Peter’s or regularly attend services here then the service can also take place here.  It is important that the baptism takes place in a church community with which you will have the opportunity for a continuing connection.

Marriages can take place at St Peter’s of those who either live in the parish or are on our electoral roll. The electoral roll is our membership list, made up of those who worship here regularly. People can join the electoral roll once they have attended St Peter’s regularly for six months.

If you are still not sure whether you are eligible, or whether you live in the parish, please contact the Parish Office on 01423 568218 or by email.

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    Sanctuary is a youth group, led by Chris Clayton, that welcomes all children from the local area who attend secondary school. We aim to offer a sanctuary away from the pressures of school, exams and social media. A place for friendship, fun and spiritual feeding. Sanctuary will have a relaxed atmosphere so that everyone can slow down, chill out  [Read the rest…]

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    Our annual Animal Service is next Sunday 30th September at 4:30 pm (refreshments will be served from 4:15 pm). All animals are welcome, or just bring a photo of your pet, for a blessing.

  • A message from Tim Hurren

    A huge thank you to all those who were involved with my retirement party on Sunday. The cards, gifts, catering, kind words, good wishes and generous cheque are greatly appreciated. No doubt Caroline and I will see you around town from time to time. It has been good to play a part in the St Peter’s journey  [Read the rest…]

  • Farewell Lunch for Caroline and Tim Hurren

    Our Associate Vicar, Tim Hurren will be retiring from St Peter’s Church after almost 20 years of service. To mark Tim’s retirement and, of course, to say farewell, there will be a bring and share Parish Lunch on Sunday 16th September starting at 1 o’clock. Please contact Hannah Beck (07503 186455) for more details.

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