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Weekly Message from the Rector – Trinity Sunday – 30th May 2021

Dear Friends, We live in ‘in-between’ time, neither totally locked down, nor yet completely free of restrictions, and that liminal place, of neither one thing nor the other, is not the most comfortable place in which to be.  To be sure, we can do all sorts of things, in terms of hospitality, travelling and amenities, […]

New easing of lockdown rules summary Further lockdown restrictions are easing from 17 May The government has announced that step 3 in the roadmap out of lockdown will go ahead on Monday 17 May. Read the changes to rules in full on Here’s a summary of the key changes: Seeing others Groups of up to six people or two households can […]

Mental Health Awareness Week – Sign up to daily podcasts Helping to support good mental health For Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re releasing a series of audiograms from our Have A Go Habit series to support good mental health. These short audio clips will be shared on social media, encouraging people to take positive action to support others’ and their own mental health. Alongside this new format, we will be […]

Message from the Rector – The Sixth Sunday of Easter – 9th May 2021

Dear Friends, Within this next ten days, we welcome one of the Church’s major festivals, Ascension Day (and I shall share Malcom Guite’s poem about The Ascension with you shortly), we also have an annual opportunity to focus on supporting in prayer and finance the worldwide work for justice and peace of Christian Aid (and my video of intercessions […]

The Fifth Sunday of Easter Reflections – Sunday 2nd May 2021

Dear Friends, Let me share with you Malcom Guite’s poem, ‘I am the Vine’, which stimulates reflection around our Gospel reading for this Sunday, 2nd May: John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye […]

Service for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

The Rev’d Ian Terry leads us in prayers, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, and invites us to reflect with him on what it means for us that the Risen Jesus is the Good Shepherd – we read John 10: 11-18 – and try out an informal way of talking with Jesus, our Good Shepherd, about […]

Friends of St Peter’s Update for 2021

Good Morning Friends The Glorious 12th of April has arrived as we slowly, but surely, make our way out of lockdown and ease ourselves towards a new normal! It’s high time that I updated you as to what is planned in the coming weeks and months. As I am sure you can understand, everything that […]

Archbishop gives Radio 4 ‘Thought For the Day’ on HRH Prince Philip To set aside your own rights and interests in order to serve others is always difficult, but as we reflect on the life of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, we are reminded of how much it is possible to achieve when we dedicate our lives to larger causes than ourselves. Prince Philip […]