St Peter's Traditions
St Peter's is well known for its Autumn and Christmas Fairs. Each has has a distinct character but both feature our iconic sausage sizzle, Pete's pantry and legendary raffles, not to mention baking, collectables, books and much more. Our Christmas fair is especially popular as it includes our very popular plant stall.
Children, as usual, feature strongly in parish life and run their own
St Peter's has been holding lunchtime concerts since 2004 when the then Vicar, the Rev Jim Tait, thought these would an excellent community outreach opportunity
The first concert was an organ recital by Alison Stewart on April 4th 2004.
For the first year or so the concerts were mainly organ recitals, then evolved to include student recitals, and now include various local perfor
Annual St Francis Pet Blessing Service
Every year in October on or near the feast of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, St Peter's holds a special service where you are encouraged to bring your pets in to be blessed.
Stir-up Sunday is the Sunday immediately before Advent and our every year our custom is to prepare our Church Christmas Cake. The children in our parish feature in this as they all have a turn at stirring up the makings before going to Sunday School. The bowl remains in the chancel and everyone is invited to have a stir on their way to receiving Com
Nations Bible Sunday is an occasion when the our year old Bible is removed from its case, reverently paraded to the altar and the Gospel is read from it.
Our beautiful Nativity figurines appear every year and are displayed beneath the altar during the Season of Christmas.
They are made from Italian Alabaster and consist of Mary, Joseph and the Christchild lying in the crib.There are three wise men and three shepherds, one with a dog and another with a flute and the animals are a donkey and a cow.