St Peter’s offers people across Henleaze and the wider area spiritual support and an experience of Christian community as Covid 19 makes a difference to how we live our lives. All churches are communities of people worshipping God through Jesus Christ, trying to put his teaching into practice day by day. St Peter’s invites you to join us in our exploration and development of Christian faith. We have active Children’s and Youth work and study and social groups for all ages. Our attenders span 10 decades in age: we aim to be as inclusive and multi-generational in approach as possible.
Our building is open for personal prayer and reflection almost every day, except when it's too windy outside and draughty inside to be comfortable! When the church doors are open, the church is open to visitors. Our current programme of services is:
8.00am Communion Service in church
10.00 am Communion Service via Zoom
11.00 am All Age Service via Zoom
7.30 pm Contemplative Service in church (3rd Sunday Taize service via Zoom)
Monday – Friday
9.15 am Morning Prayer
Our 8.00am, 10.00 am Communion and 9.15 am Morning Prayer follow the standard Church of England Common Worship Contemporary order. The Communion service lasts about 40 minutes and Morning Prayer 30 minutes. They can be accessed by phone, computer or other digital devices.
Our 11.00 am All Age Service is interactive. It lasts about 40 minutes and is held on Zoom.
Our 7.30 pm service has a three-fold character: it aims to be contemplative, creative and companionable. Its format varies from week to week: it usually lasts about 45 minutes and attenders frequently stay on for a chat. On the third Sunday of the month, the service uses chants and a pattern coming from the Taizé Community in France. It is available by Zoom and will be live in church from 26th July.
As well as worshipping together, St Peter’s invites people to make a difference in the local community and further afield. Within the constraints of current isolation and safeguarding policies, we aim to support people needing help with food and medical supplies.
In common with many other churches and organisations, we are keen to maintain and develop our regular activities through digital and other technology as best we can. St Peter’s offers Bible Study, Prayer and Book Groups. We are also a registered Eco-Church, actively engaged in environmental care and climate change issues.
St Peter’s overall Vision is ‘Lives transformed by following Christ in love and service'. Our Mission is to ‘Worship God. Make friends. Change the world.’ Our Values are to ‘pray faithfully, act boldly, listen well and serve generously.’
Please contact us by email ([email protected]) or phone (0117 962 4524) for further information on taking part in our online worship, groups and activities.
Everyone currently involved with St Peter’s looks forward to responding to your interest and meeting you in person when this is eventually possible.
With my prayers and best wishes,