At 10.30am on Sunday we hold a contemporary service particularly aimed at families and those who are ‘young at heart’.
What to expect
Our 10:30 service lasts between one and one-and-a-quarter hours, generally finishing between 11:30 and 11:45 after which we serve coffee and tea.
We also celebrate Birthdays; share joys and concerns; listen to a talk (normally lasting about 10 minutes, during which there is no pressure to laugh at the ‘jokes’!) and, of course, sing and pray.
We invite everyone to participate in Communion. If you take the bread and wine in your own church we welcome you to do the same here. Otherwise you can come for a blessing – but there’s no pressure to do anything you don’t want to.
We aim to be as inclusive as possible, so offer gluten-free wafers, alcohol-free communion wine, and chocolate buttons for the kids!
Music is mainly provided by a band and draws on worship songs written in the last 30 years, although we do enjoy doing our own versions of both older hymns and choruses.
All the words you need (song words and prayers) are displayed on screens around the church, but there’s no pressure to participate.
Facilities for children
Children are very welcome at our 10:30 services, but don’t worry if they are a bit noisy – it’s what children do best!
Our Sunday School is held during the service in term-time, lasting about half an hour. So while parents and carers can participate in the main church service, children are entertained and learn about the Christian faith. Children are brought back into church before communion, so families can share together.
All our young children’s group leaders are fully DBS checked, and our Safeguarding Officer is responsible for ensuring our policies keep everyone safe.
Refreshments are served after all our services and we are pleased to serve real fair-traded coffee for the discerning palate. We would love to meet you and have a chat after the service, and if it is your first time visiting St Peters we would appreciate you filling in our visitor card to help us find out more about you.