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WELCOME

A very warm welcome is extended to all our regular worshippers and visitors. We hope you enjoy our beautiful church, which has been an integral part of the village of Walpole St. Peter for generations and which is steeped in history.

For latest updates and other information join us on Facebook and follow our group as we develop our plans for 2016.

Our worship style is fairly traditional and broadly Catholic centred around the Eucharist. We use incense and the priest wears an Alb and Chasuble. Our regular services are as follows:-

SUNDAYS Parish Eucharist 11.00am
WEDNESDAYS Eucharist 10.30am

Additionally we hold the following Services:-

SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH Breakfast Service 9.30am
FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
(if Appropriate)
Joint Eucharist with St Mary's West Walton (Alternating) 10.30am

Please do join us for one of our regular services of worship.

There may be some variations and additions to this. Please check on the Calendar Page for exact details of services for the specific month.

Evensong services are held three times a year in Walpole St Peter's Church (September), St Mary's Church West Walton (August) and in the now closed but still consecrated nearby Walpole St Andrew's Church (June).


A VERY WARM WELCOME IS EXTENDED TO ALL TO JOIN US IN OUR WORSHIP

DECEMBER 2016

Please note the Midweek Communion on 14th December has been cancelled.


ADVENT PARTY - SATURDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2016

We will be holding an Advent Party in the church on Saturday 3rd December between 2pm and 5pm. Please see the poster for details. Everybody is welcome. Please do come along and join us for this fun event.


ADVENT COURSE 2016 - MONDAY 28TH NOVEMBER, MONDAY 5TH DECEMBER AND MONDAY 12TH DECEMBER - PARISH HALL AT 2PM.

Revd Barbara very much looks forward to meeting as many people as possible. Please do come along. The theme for the programme is:- "Everything you always wanted to know about the Church of England, but never asked". Everyone is welcome and we very much look forward to your ideas and thoughts, questions and participation. These are planned to be very lighthearted and fun, but also informative sessions.


CHRISTINGLE SERVICE 2016 - WEDNESDAY 14TH DECEMBER


ANNUAL CAROL SERVICE 2016 - SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER

Please do join us for our annual carol service by candlelight in the church. Come along and sing your favourite carols. Everybody is very welcome and the service will be followed by hot punch and mince pies.


FLOWER FESTIVAL AND FAYRE 2017 - SATURDAY 3RD JUNE TO WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE

There will be an open planning meeting for the 2017 Flower Festival and Fayre on Monday 5th December at 7pm in the Anthony Curton School. Please do come along. Everyone is welcome and we very much look forward to your ideas and thoughts, help and participation.


BREAKFAST CLUB

THE NEXT BREAKFAST CLUB SERVICE WILL BE ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 11TH AND AGAIN ON SUNDAY JANUARY 8TH.


OUR MISSION STATEMENT

We are a gathering of diverse people from all backgrounds, seeking community and guidance through Christian worship and prayer.

We aim to create a space where people can find themselves affirmed, included, occasionally challenged, and confident to ask difficult questions.

We are committed to helping the poor, powerless and underprivileged in our own community and beyond.

We aim to support children, parents and all vulnerable members of the community.

We find the love of Christ to be an inspiration to us, and feel called to share this with as many as possible.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Our worship style is traditional and Anglo Catholic. For Eucharist services the priest wears an Alb and Chasuble.

Evensong services are held three times a year in Walpole St Peter's Church (September), St Mary's Church West Walton (August) and in the now closed but still consecrated nearby Walpole St Andrew's Church (June).

For the Sunday services the communion is celebrated at the High Altar and the Sermon is delivered from the Pulpit. Incense is used.

The general musical setting for the Eucharist service is by Merbecke and the Lord's Prayer is said. However on alternate Sundays there is a variation on the setting for the Gloria.

The midweek Eucharist services are held throughout the year at 10.30am (In Lent these are followed by a simple Lent Lunch hosted by individual members of the congregation from both Walpole St Peter's and St Mary's West Walton).

There is a traditional Carol Service, a celebration of the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and a Eucharist Service on Christmas Day. Other special and High Day services take place as appropriate.

Baptisms are generally undertaken as part of the Sunday Eucharist service and are in place of the sermon. A short homily may be delivered by the priest as an alternative.

There is a reserved sacrament held in the Aumbry.

OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE

Our vision for the future is summed up in this prayer:

Spirit of God you give life to the world,
Breathe on us breath of God.
Spirit of God, you give guidance to all rulers,
Breathe on us breath of God.
Spirit of God, you give talents to all peoples,
Breathe on us breath of God.
Spirit of God, you direct all artists and craftspeople,
Breathe on us breath of God.
Spirit of God, you give comfort to the troubled,
Breathe on us breath of God.
Spirit of God, you renew your church,
Breathe on us breath of God.

All that we do depends on God breathing his Spirit on us and amongst us.

We are here primarily as a focus for the worship of God within our community. Through seeing Christ in each human being, we try to show care and love to those around us.

Welcoming people from the local communities as new friends and congregation members and encouraging them to participate fully in the life and work of the church is our greatest priority.
We see many opportunities to reach out to the local communities and in doing so encourage more people to join us in our regular worship and fellowship.

Encouraging fellowship is considered key to the success of our church and a number of events, functions and get-togethers have and are being planned and arranged.

We want to bring together more widely the local community and church. Through links with the C of E School, we want to encourage younger families into the Church by continuing to nurture, love, cherish and take relationships already developed forward and to build upon the strong links which already exist. Additionally the church building should be seen as a natural venue for School

Neil Batcock