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CURRENT CORONAVIRUS / COVID 19 SITUATION - The church is now open daily between 10am & 4pm for visitors and private prayer. There may be a wedding or funeral services on some days and we would ask you not to enter the church at these times.

Sunday services ware held weekly at 11am. There are currently no Midweek services.

CHURCH SERVICES - CALENDAR FOR OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2021

SUNDAY 24TH OCTOBER - Bible Sunday - Parish Eucharist - 11.00am
SUNDAY 31ST OCTOBER - Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity - Joint Eucharist - 10.00am
with West Walton & Clenchwarton
SUNDAY 7TH NOVEMBER - All Saints Day - Parish Eucharist - 11.00am
SUNDAY 14TH NOVEMBER - Remembrance Sunday - Parish Eucharist - 10.45am
SUNDAY 21ST NOVEMBER - Christ the King - Parish Eucharist - 11.00am
SUNDAY 28TH NOVEMBER - Advent Sunday - Parish Eucharist - 11.00am
SUNDAY 5TH DECEMBER - Second Sunday of Advent - Parish Eucharist - 11.00am
SUNDAY 12TH DECEMBER - Third Sunday of Advent - Parish Eucharist - 11.00am
SUNDAY 19TH DECEMBER - Fourth Sunday of Advent - Parish Eucharist - 11.00am
SUNDAY 19TH DECEMBER - CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT - 3.00pm
FRIDAY 24TH DECEMBER - Midnight Service - Eucharist - 11,30pm
SATURDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER - Christmas Day Service - Eucharist - 10.00am
SUNDAY 26TH DECEMBER - First Sunday of Christmas - NO SERVICE
SUNDAY 2ND JANUARY - Epiphany - Parish Eucharist -11.00am

At the time of updating this schedule it is still recommended 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. Things may change following government announcements. Please check with the church noticeboards, Facebook and this website for further updates.

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.

EVENTS PLANNED FOR 2021- We are very pleased 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..

FRIDAY 15TH OCTOBER - Quiz Night (Details below) - 6.30pm for 7.00pm start - Walpole St Peter Parish Hall, PE14 7N

Ticket price £5 per head which will include light interval refreshments. There will be a bar and soft drinks as well as a Raffle and Tombola. If you can raise a team of four that’s great, if not come along anyway there will be team you can join on the night.

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

SATURDAY 27TH NOVEMBER - Christmas Market - 11.00am to 4.30pm - 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.

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.