What is St Peter’s doing?

Firstly- praying- morning and evening, every day, for the town, for an end to this disease, for the safety of each of us.

Secondly- keeping everyone safe. We’re delighted that church church is open for peace and prayer, and that services in church are once more at the heart of our life. In the week the church is open for prayer and to visit. There’s hand sanitiser in the porch, and often someone will be there to make sure you feel safe. Contact surfaces are wiped down regularly and the church is kept well ventilated. The votive candle stand is there for you to light a candle and say a prayer. Our COVID risk assessment, which informs how we open the church and plan events, is here.

If you come to a Sunday service we ask that you book ahead using the link on the homepage. We are determined that every service will be safe, and that everyone who wants to come to church, can. Seats will be allocated so that everyone is safe and a safe distance apart. If you cannot come to church, services will be online as they have been throughout the pandemic. You don’t need to book for weekday services, but will be asked to sign in using the NHS app or giving your name and phone number, which will be given to NHS track and trace if there is a need to contact you.

Thirdly- we look after each other. If you’re stuck at home, if you’re ill or need some help, please call the Vicarage on 01730260464.

We are the church, as completely and fully as we ever were. We’ve adapted and continued as a family through this crisis, as the church has through countless crises before. We will continue to adapt, to worship, to love God and each other as the situation before us changes.