St. Peter and St. John, Kirkley

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This is an Inclusive Church offering a warm welcome to people from all walks of life, irrespective of their age, social standing, financial situation, mental capacity or physical ability.

 

A church in the Anglo Catholic (High) tradition, we are often seen as an annoying itch in the side of other local churches. However, we simply strive to return the Church to its core Gospel values; no more and no less.

We are realistic about being human, which is why on some Sundays our visitors might speak of feeling very welcomed and at others where they might have come across a church member who is all too human, and not so friendly, probably because they are having a difficult time. Whatever the case we are an older congregation but young at heart! 

St Peter and St John's is for many people, "Soul Space Kirkley"; people who have far too much going on in their lives and need to stop and reflect on what it is to 'be still and know that I am God'. We seek to be inspired by this experience of ‘stillness’ to become a people who believe in building a better world for the future, and finding small and humble ways of achieving this in our local community.

There has been a church in Kirkley for over 1000 years. The present building is the fourth to occupy the site. The church stands upon rising ground, a short distance away from the highest part of Kirkley Cliff. Until the 1970's the church was dedicated only to St Peter. This dedication was changed to St Peter and St John after the closure of St John's Church which stood on the corner of London Road South and Belvedere Road, near to the bridge. The medieval tower is all that remains of the second Church on this site. It is built from knapped flint, laid in courses with stone dressings. On a clear day the tower provides a landmark for miles around. The main body of the Church building is East Anglian flint and the interior is typically Victorian ‘High Church’ in style, completed in 1892.

Why not come and join in? You will be very welcome!!

Reverend Eoin Buchanan

 

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Fr Eoin Buchanan
Kirkley Rectory
Rectory Road
LOWESTOFT
NR33 0ED
01502 589112 (Rector) or 07740051812 (Barry Moore, Churchwarden)

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Sunday

Sung Mass
Sung Eucharist using modern language with vestments, robed choir, hymns, refreshments and a warm welcome!
On Saints Days as announced
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Refreshments Incense Common Worship
Youth Group
Youth group sponsored by the church and held at Phoenix St Peter Primary Academy in Enstone Road, Lowestoft. Action packed time either indoors or outdoors for KS2-3 age range. Free homemade pizza and a whole lot more!
Every Sunday at 4:30 PM for 2 hours

Tuesday

Coffee Morning
Coffee Morning with stalls, home made cakes and a raffle. Held in the church. All assured of a warm welcome
Every Tuesday at 10:00 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
Taize Worship
Kirkley introduces you to the joy of worship from the Taize Community in France. Easy to participate in, quiet and candlelit. Beautiful!
Every first Tuesday at 7:30 PM for ¾ hour

Wednesday

Mass
A Quiet reflective said service, midweek
Weekly
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Youth Group
Youth group sponsored by the church and held at Phoenix St Peter Primary Academy in Enstone Road, Lowestoft. Action packed time either indoors or outdoors for KS2-3 age range. Free homemade pizza and a whole lot more!
Every Wednesday at 4:30 PM for 2 hours
Compline (Night Prayer)
The last Office of Prayer of the day; quiet, said and a perfect way to end a busy day.
Every Wednesday at 7:30 PM for ½ hour

Thursday

Teddy Horsley Group
That adventurous, cuddly and sometimes grumpy bear leads the group in play , chat, refreshments and the odd prayer. Just drop in anytime from 9.30am inthe first Thursday of the month.
Every first Thursday at 1:30 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments

Friday

Crafty Natter
Time for craft, natter and child minding for lone parents and carers.
Every first Friday at 11:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
Memories are made of this
An informal gathering for those with memory issues. Craft, art, music and a lot more!
Every second Friday at 2:30 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Refreshments
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Choral Evensong
BCP 1662 Choral Evensong as it should be!
Sunday 29th October 2017 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
Service for All Souls
Quiet reflective service with candles and hymns to help us remember the faithful departed.
Thursday 2nd November 2017 at 7:30 PM for ¾ hour
Songs of Praise
Come praise God in word and your favourite hymns!
Sunday 5th November 2017 at 4:30 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
The Reverend & The Irreverend!
Raising money to provide a Christmas for those with nothing, Eoin and Desmond (local pizzeria owner) invite you to the Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft to take a humorous view of life!
Tuesday 21st November 2017 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Refreshments
Advent Choral Evensong
Does what it says on the tin!
Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer Christmas Carols
Nine Lessons & Carols
One of the wonders of Christmas! The traditional service of lessons and carols by candlelight!
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 6:30 PM for 1½ hours
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christingle
Christingle service but not as you know it; costumes, oranges, carols and fun!
Tuesday 19th December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mince Pies
Youth@Christmas
This popular service returns offering young people a chance to celebrate Christmas, their way!
Thursday 21st December 2017 at 7:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Crib Service
A wonderful service full of awe and wonder of tiny ones and their parents/carers. See children gradually build the crib scene and then sing Away in a manger under candlelight.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 5:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments Christmas Carols Mince Pies
Midnight Mass
Greet the Christ Child in this wonderful service full of tradition and ritual. Sing carols and come to know the true meaning of Christmas.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Christmas Mass with Carols
Celebrate Christmas morning with carols and Communion...come on, don't be an old Scrooge!!
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome

Stained Glass
Organ

 
     
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Hall for Hire Contact Andrew Shepherd on 01502 585695
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Eoin George BUCHANAN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 2796
Built: 1876
Architect: John Clemence
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Archdeaconry: NORFOLK (262)
Deanery: LOTHINGLAND (26205)
Benefice: Kirkley St Pet and St Jo (26/247CX)
Parish Legal Name: Kirkley with Lowestoft St. John (260389 )
CofE Church Info: (626389 26/389)
Short URL: acny.uk/2796/
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The current editor is: Barry Moore

This page was last updated on Friday 13th October 2017
 
 
 
St. Peter and St. John : St.Peter's Road, Kirkley, Suffolk, NR33 0ED - You will find us on St Peter's Road at the junction with the west end of Rectory Road

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