First Time Visitors
First Time Visitors
Welcome! We want your visit to St Peter's to be a positive experience so here are some useful things to know
St Peter’s is a beautiful, reasonably warm and well cared for building. Steps or a ramped access lead to the church door. Two steps lead into the church but a portable ramp is available for those who require it. We have people ready to welcome you and to provide you with what you need. Activity packs are available for children to help keep them occupied during the service.
A toilet is situated in a building outside of the main church. It is a modern facility, warm and very spacious with baby changing facilities.
There is no car park but there is room to park on the roads around the village (please park responsibly)
What do I wear?
Just come as you are – whatever you feel comfortable in.
What happens in the service?
Our services contain a mix of singing praying and, talking. We normally stand to sing and sit to listen to the talking and to pray (the vicar is good at reminding us when to do what). No-one will mind if you cannot or do not wish to stand. We just invite you to join in or listen, sitting or standing and think about the words and why they clearly mean something special to others around you
During the service we also share the peace with one another. We do this by shaking hands We would love you to join in but will understand if you do not wish to.
We also go to the altar to either stand or kneel to take communion or to receive a blessing. There are two steps up to the altar and no ramp so the vicar is very happy to bring communion to you if getting to the altar is difficult. Please let the welcome team know before the service begins.
We take an offering during our services. It is an OFFERING and you DO NOT have to give anything. Regular attendees of the church are encouraged to tithe and many do so by either cash or direct payments from their banks.
After the service we like to talk to one another over tea/coffee and biscuits
Curious to know more, Got questions?
We love people that want to know more and ask that questions are saved to the end of the service. We may not be able to answer them immediately, or to your satisfaction but we will try. We plan to have a midweek meeting at the vicarage where there will be opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the Christian faith, but the vicar is always available to help you and encourage you.
Please let us know how comfortable we made you feel coming to this church
Can I use my mobile phone during the service?
Please put your mobile phone onto silent and vibrate mode if you need to be contactable. If you receive a call during the service please go outside to answer the call so as not to disturb others.