At St. Peter's we have friends linked with us across the UK and the world who are especially interested in the life of our Church. Often because they have memories of loved ones who were baptised, confirmed, married or buried in the graveyard. Our friends often find that St Peter's has a special place in their hearts and they want to be a part of it.Our Friends are very interested in keeping our wonderful church for future generations and are happy to give donations or make a standing order to St Peters. And in return we will send a membership certificate and emails of news plus keeping these pages of the website updated and relevant to everything that is going on. We will help anyone trying to find their loved ones who may have been buried in the graveyard - please just contact us.Everyone is welcome to be a Friend of St. Peter's Birstall.Revd. Captain Paul J. Knight C.A.
Latest News from St Peter's.
21/10 - The work on the Graveyard wall is completed and we have the bill for that work - fortunately covered by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund - Thank you.
21/10 - We are busily preparing for the Nov 5th Bonfire and Fireworks celebrations. Lots to do and we need sponsors for the Fireworks still. Last year was a terrific success with excellent firework display and the folks in the kitchen put on some excellent pie and chips with gravy or beefburgers from the grills outside.
29/09 - We are preparing for Harvest Festival at St Peter's where we thank the Lord for His great love in ensuring we have had food and to help others who are struggling.
29/09 - We have the stone masons working on our Victorian Graveyard wall just opposite the church in Kirkgate. The wall had been pushed out into the road and was set to fall due to a Lime tree that had grown very large just inside the graveyard. Thanks to the Big Lottery Fund for helping us with this work which includes the felling of 4 dangerous sick trees in the graveyard.
21/09 - The churchwardens have been working with our church Architect and roofing experts to resolve ingress of water and have found a substantial section of the roof which looks like it has been damaged by theft of lead and water has found a way in softening roofing boards and causing extensive damage. The initial estimate is for £10,000 which we will need to find a way to raise.