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CURRENT CORONAVIRUS / COVID 19 SITUATION - UPDATED FRIDAY 21ST MAY 2021 - From Monday 24th May the church will be open every day from 10am to 4pm..

Sunday services will be held weekly at 10am..

There may be wedding or funeral services on some days and we would ask you not to enter the church at these times.

CHURCH SERVICES - CALENDAR FOR MAY / JUNE / JULY 2021

SUNDAY 23RD MAY - Pentecost - Parish Eucharist - 10.00am
SUNDAY 30TH MAY - Trinity Sunday - Parish Eucharist - 10.00am
SUNDAY 6TH JUNE - Sunday after Trinity - Parish Eucharist - 10.00am
SUNDAY 13TH JUNE - Second Sunday after Trinity - Parish Eucharist - 10.00am
SUNDAY 20TH JUNE - Third Sunday after Trinity - Parish Eucharist - 10.00am
SUNDAY 27TH JUNE - Fourth Sunday after Trinity - Parish Eucharist - 10.00am
SUNDAY 4TH JULY - Fifth Sunday after Trinity - Parish Eucharist - 10.00am
SUNDAY 11TH JULY - Sixth Sunday after Trinity - Parish Eucharist - 10.00am
SUNDAY 18TH JULY - Seventh Sunday after Trinity - Parish Eucharist - 10.00am
SUNDAY 25TH JULY - Eighth Sunday after Trinity - Parish Eucharist - 10.00am

It is still mandatory to wear a face covering in places of worship so please bring one along with you and please maintain social distancing and use the hand sanitiser..

Any queries telephone Rev. Barbara Burton 01945 781228

Please note depending on any changes in Government policy the frequency and times of services may change at short notice. Please check the notice boards regularly for any updates.

FURTHER EVENTS PLANNED FOR 2021- At last we now feel able to announce some social events for the later part of the year. We do hope you will be able to join us once again as we begin to reopen the church for our social calendar. Further details for all of these will be published nearer the time on the church website, Facebook and the noticeboards. We very much look forward to welcoming you all to our wonderful church, especially after what has been an extraordinary period that we have been living through. However please note depending on any changes in Government policy things may still be subject to change at short notice.

SATURDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER - Weekend Fair and Market - 10.00am to 4.00pm - Church and Grounds
& SUNDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER

FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER - Quiz Night - 6.30pm for 7.00pm start - Parish Hall

WEDNESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER - Bingo - 6.30pm for 7.00pm start - Parish Hall

SATURDAY 27TH NOVEMBER - Christmas Market - 2.00pm to 4.00pm - Church
followed by
Carols and the lighting of the Christmas Tree - 4.00pm


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.

FURTHER EVENTS PLANNED FOR 2021

At last we now feel able to announce some social events for the later part of the year. We do hope you will be able to join us once again as we begin to reopen the church for our social calendar. Further details for all of these will be published nearer the time on this website, Facebook and the church noticeboards. We very much look forward to welcoming you all to our wonderful church, especially after what has been an extraordinary period that we have been living through. However please note depending on any changes in Government policy things may still be subject to change at short notice

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th September - 10.00am to 4.00pm - Weekend Fair and Market - In the Church and Grounds
Friday 1st October - 6.30pm for 7.00pm start - Quiz Night - In the Parish Hall
Wednesday 3rd November - 6.30pm for 7.00pm start - Bingo - In the Parish Hall
Saturday 27th November - 2.00pm to 4.00pm - Christmas Market - In the Church - Followed at 4.00pm by christmas Carols and the lighting of the Christmas Tree

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.

For latest updates and other information join us on Facebook and follow our group.

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.


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.