Worship

This section contains information about the worship and services at St Peter's. Times of regular services can be found on the homepage. Some of the Sermons preached during the last month and the News Sheet, with information about the coming week's services, may be downloaded.

For more information about any of the groups or activities listed on this page please contact the Parish Office or see the noticeboard in St Peter's.

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Service Times

Standard Services

1st Sunday
8am Holy Communion
10am Morning Worship with Communion

2nd Sunday
8am Holy Communion
10am Parish Communion

3rd Sunday
8am Holy Communion
10am Parish Communion
4pm Family Time 

4th Sunday
8am Holy Communion
10am Parish Communion

Last Sunday (4/5)
8am Holy Communion
10am Parish Communion
7pm Music to Calm The Soul

Rest of the week

Morning Prayer
8:30am, Tue-Fri.
Please come along regularly or occasionally.

Holy Communion
Wed, 10am

Young Vines
Fri, 10am, term time only
In Church

Please see the latest new sheet and events for special and specific services.

We have a supply of GLUTEN FREE WAFERS for use at our communion services. If you would prefer one of these instead of the usual wafer please advise a member of the clergy before the service starts.

   

Aims

  • Our overall aim is to make the worship of God at St Peter's honest and meaningful.
  • By reflecting in our worship the needs and concerns of daily life, individuals will be helped to live out their faith amongst families and neighbours with integrity, compassion and love.
  • Our worship should always be well-publicised and well-ordered.
  • We will offer a variety of styles, ranging from Book of Common Prayer to informal liturgies.
  • Babies and young children should be able to experience worship from birth.
  • We will provide the stillness and intellectual rigour needed by older children and adults.
   

Bellringers

Bell Ringers 2010

Ringing the changes

Have you ever wondered where this everyday expression comes from? It’s a bellringing term regarding the way bells change position to produce the unique sound of English change ringing.

The Art and Science of bellringing has been developed in England over the past three centuries. Communities had always used bells to advertise services, celebrate happy occasions, warn of disasters such as invasion, and even in medieval times to act as an aid to travellers to find a safe haven at night. Bells in those days were hung with their mouth downwards and chimed. Then about 300 years ago, an enterprising Englishman decided that if a bell was mounted on a wheel and swung 360 degrees, it would be more manageable and the musical possibilities were exciting and endless. English change ringing was born.

Here in Hersham we have 8 bells, the heaviest weighing 8 cwt. This means we can ring over 40,000 changes without repeating one. The Science involves the various methods we ring and the Art is how well the band work together to provide a good music to listen to. Anyone, with a little training, can do it. It’s like riding a bicycle - once learnt, never forgotten. We ring for services, weddings and the occasional peal to celebrate important occasions such as the Queen’s Jubilee. Practices are on a Tuesday evening from 7.45 - 9.00pm.

Why not indulge the Scientist or Artist in you, and come and join us - you are always very welcome.

David Mealor

ringer

If you are interested in joining us or would like more information about bellringing just turn up at the church at 7.45 on a Tuesday evening or contact Genebeth Webb on 01483 766897.

Bell Ringers 2010

   

Bible Readers

There are 40 members of the Bible Reading rota which covers the lessons at the 10 am Sunday services.

Workshops are occasionally arranged to help members improve their reading skills .

You will find the current rota for reading at the Sunday 10 am services here.