On the advice of the Archbishops, to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, we are not holding services at St Peter’s for the time being. This is by no means permanent! When we are given the all clear, we will reopen our doors in thanksgiving.
As always, we are here for everyone, no matter their faith. If there is something we can do, even if it’s someone to phone up and listen, we are here for you.
Some people we know have gone into isolation to protect loved ones. I urge you to remember them in your prayers. The Church of England has put together some prayers for use at this time (see below). There are also some other online resources available including audio and video streams.
Over the coming weeks we are going to be on our own, without much social contact and without the ability to join in fellowship and worship as a group. At this time, there is also a need for focused, additional prayer on top of those we regularly offer.
The Church of England has put together some prayers to help with this time. Some are about the coronavirus and illness; others are great prayers for saying at home at any time.
They’ve included some orders of service that people can use at home — brief forms of Morning Prayer and Night Prayer (to say at bedtime).
The full daily Morning, Evening and Night Prayer, said by priests and others who use them to structure their life of prayer, are available on the web and as apps for phones and tablets. There's no need for a bible or prayer book as all the readings and psalms are included.
We are also looking at audio and video conferencing packages so that we can gather virtually to praise and pray together.
Set in the beautiful Essex countryside and overlooking the lake of the Hanningfield Reservoir, St Peter’s Church is an island of tranquility and prayer.
Whether you are a committed Christian, or simply curious, all are welcome at St Peter’s. The atmosphere is friendly with an open and embracing fellowship, and our simple services can be enjoyed by all.