Come home for Christmas to St Peter’s!

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St Peter’s Bells will rung before the following services during Christmas:

18th December Carol Service (ringing from 5.30 to 6.00pm)

24th December Crib Service (ringing from 5.40 to 6.00pm)

25th December Christmas Day Service (ringing from 9.40 to 10.00am)

In addition there is a practice on the 8th December between 7.15 and 8.30pm.

St Peter’s Live! Sat 15 October

Drop in any time between 2.00pm – 4.30pm Free

Local History

The local area was always known as “The Common”. We’ve gathered stories and photos from people round about to piece together its story. In the past there was coal mining, poaching, hunting and a copper works. Come and find out more – or maybe you’ll have something to add!

The Bells

In 1947 St Peter’s bells were brought to the church by lorry in a procession from the station. They were paid for by public subscription: did one of your relatives contribute? We’ll have the subscribers’ book on display. Come along, meet the ringers and find out more about the bells and how they are rung. The bells will be rung at regular intervals during the afternoon.

Gardens for Everyone

We are working on opening up the land around the church to the community. We already have crops growing on the old school playground behind the church. Now we have plans to turn the open land next to Barber Street into a community garden. Come along, look at the plans and add your comments and ideas.

Back to the Future

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We do sometimes have film nights at our church, which are very popular when they happen, but in this case we’ve taken the title ‘Back to the Future’ and used it for a series of discussions we’ve had to think about our own future.

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You can see from the website that there’s quite a lot going on, and last year we asked ourselves where we will focus our life as a community, following Jesus Christ, as we move forward. Most of our congregation have been involved and over the summer we’re drawing together a lot of ideas and discussions to decide on our priorities for the next few years. It’s not too late to get involved so if you have any ideas and comments do get in touch:

The Garden Project is Growing

The St Peter’s garden project is growing well, and now includes a beehive! There are plans to develop the gardens further with the support of a Tesco ‘bags of help’ grant, which we hope will enable us to open up more of the garden space for local people.


You can read about the project and our plans at  St Peter’s Community Garden Project  and you can find out more and see pictures and videos of the development of the project at the St Peters Gardens Facebook page