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CURRENT CORONAVIRUS / COVID 19 SITUATION - UPDATED MONDAY 27TH JULY 2020

There are restrictions on where you can go in the church and we ask everyone to respect this. The toilet remains closed. Open areas are cleaned every day to minimise any risk. PLEASE USE THE HAND SANITISER AS YOU ENTER AND LEAVE THE CHURCH.

CHURCH SERVICES - Updated 15th October 2020

We are delighted there will now be a.service each week from Sunday 9th August. Details are shown on the attached poster. Things will be different as everything has to comply with the covid-safe requirements. and it is now mandatory for masks to be worn in the church. The schedule may still be subject to change if government guidelines are amended - so do keep an eye open for future announcements. All the details are also posted on the notice board outside the church door, and will be updated when necessary.

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE - SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2020 -

EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

During the current crisis, if you are self-isolating, housebound or vulnerable and need essential supplies or medication please let us know and we will do our best to help.

VISIT ENGLAND -WALPOLE ST PETER CHURCH - "GOOD TO GO" ACCREDITATION

We're delighted to have received the 'Good to Go' accreditation from Visit England having met all their criteria to make the Church Covid-19 safe.

However things will be different and there will be signage in the Church advising you of what you need to do to stay safe. Please do stick to this guidance for your own safety and that of others.

Rev. Barbara Burton – 01945 781228
David Galloway – 01945 780809
William Brooks – 01945 780609

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.

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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

FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH - (If applicable)
Joint Eucharist with St Mary's West Walton (Alternating) 10.00am

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 generally held once a year in each of the following churches 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). Please see the noticeboards for further details.

SAFEGUARDING

The PCC of Walpole St Peter’s Church has fully adopted the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy “Promoting a Safer Church” House of Bishops policy statement (2017) Church of England Safeguarding Policy “Promoting a Safer Church” House of Bishops policy statement (2017)


Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Neil McLean – Mobile: 07443 226432‬, email: nrmclean32@aol.com

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Rebecca Boswell – Tel: 01353 652731, Mobile: 07904 487912 email: rebecca.boswell@elydiocese.org

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being, abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to Norfolk County Council’s Care Service (0344 800 8020) or the Police without delay.

If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the police on 101.


VISIT ENGLAND -WALPOLE ST PETER CHURCH - "GOOD TO GO" ACCREDITATION

We're delighted to have received the 'Good to Go' accreditation from Visit England having met all their criteria to make the Church Covid-19 safe.
We will be publishing details in the next couple of days of the start of limited services in the Church from Sunday 12th July.
However things will be different and there will be signage in the Church advising you of what you need to do to stay safe. Please do stick to this guidance for your own safety and that of others.

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, 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 Anglican. For Eucharist services the priest wears an Alb and Chasuble.

Evensong services are held once a year in each of the following churches 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).

The tradition of the church is to have a musical setting for the Sunday Eucharist.

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 Church and St Mary's West Walton - Information on these is available on the Notice Boards.

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 can be arranged as part of the Sunday Eucharist service and are in place of the sermon or may take place outside the main service.