WELCOME TO ST PETER'S CHURCH
Serving God by serving you,
your family & the community
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE
It doesn't matter who you are, or where you come from, what your story is, or how you found us today, you are welcome here.
It doesn't matter if you are on your own, or have brought all your friends and family, new to St Peter's, or have been coming here for years, you are welcome here.
It doesn't matter if you want to join in the service, or just sit quietly at the back, you are welcome here.
It doesn't matter if you just came in to keep warm, you are welcome here.
You are loved, and you are special. You are welcome here.
To keep up to date with the latest news and events, have a look at the Week Ahead.
You can join us at our Sunday Eucharist at 10am, or you can come along to our Midweek Eucharist at 12noon on Wednesdays.
To find out more about forthcoming services, click here to read the Details For Worship for March 2023.
Sunday services will continue to be streamed on our Facebook page at 10am.
You can also follow services on the Church of England website here.
OUR COMMUNITY COFFEE SHOP IS OFFICIALLY REGISTERED AS A WARM SPACE
We are open every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 1pm, and are a designated Warm Space. This means that you can come in to keep warm on colder days, and can get a warm drink and a hot snack, or homemade cake.
Come along and enjoy a slice of homemade cake and a hot drink, with friendly volunteers, good company and cheerful chat.
Suggested contribution £1.50 per item.
Keep an eye on the latest news on the Facebook page.
BOILER FUND - FUNDRAISING UPDATE
Thank you to all of you who have already donated to the fund for the new boilers.
Our church hall boiler has now been replaced and the new heating system is working well.
It is on a timer so you don't need to turn it on or off.
Our hall users are already benefitting from the extra warmth!
Fundraising for the church boiler continues in earnest as we are still a long way from our target of £50,000.
Jenny Cleaves and her fellow fundraisers are holding an Easter Auction on 22nd April from 7pm onwards in the church hall. Bring your own drinks. We will have our very own Jethro to start it off. Our entrance ticket will be £8.50 and also includes buffet supper and a free draw. You can get your tickets from Jenny or Janice Edwards. Jenny would like to thank all of you who have been so generous with your donations of prizes, and your support for this event. It is much appreciated!
We are also holding an Easter Raffle. There are fabulous prizes up for grabs! Tickets are available in the Coffee Shop, and from Sue and Ian Horseman who have kindly organised it. The draw will take place after the service on Palm Sunday (2nd April).
If you would like to get involved in our fundraising drive, please get in touch with the Rector or Administrator.
Or head to the top of the page and click on the Donate button!
NEW SERVICE STRUCTURE
At St Peter’s, the PCC are committed to ensuring that in-person fellowship, worship and pastoral care will continue as we find a new, post-Covid normal. Alongside this, we also feel it is important to continue to welcome and nurture the online community as well. For this reason, a new ‘mixed mode’ of ministry will continue to ensure we cater as effectively as possible to all, and enable God’s word and God’s love to be made known as fully as possible in this changed society - both in-person and online.
Looking at the particular areas of need within our local community, the monthly service plan, structure and timing of church groups and activities has been amended. This changed structure enables us to move forward in a mixed mode of ministry, catering to both in-person and online communities, all part of the same church family. In amending the service pattern, all forms of worship that did exist will continue, but at a different time or frequency.
Visit our Services page to find out more.
HOW YOU CAN HELP YOUR CHURCH
Generous giving is an integral part of Christian discipleship. As Paul writes, "But since you excel in everything - in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you - see that you also excel in this grace of giving."
2 Corinthians 8:7
The church, along with many other charities, has been hit particularly hard by the Covid pandemic. We rely on your continued, generous support to keep St Peter's open for worship. Maintenance of the church needs to continue, and energy prices are rising.
The Parish Giving Scheme has been set up to best manage regular donations. Donations can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis, and your money will always be used in your parish.
Through your generous commitment, we can be assured of a regular source of income, and you will benefit from a system that is secure, confidential and easy to use, supporting your church today and in the future.
You can set up your donation easily on the Parish Giving Scheme website or call 0333 002 1271 and someone will set up your direct debit for you. You will need your bank account details, as well as the following information:
Parish Name: Filton St Peter
Our PGS Code: 05 06 05 077
Lines are open Mon-Fri 9-5pm
Please be sure to tick the box stating that you would be happy for your donation to increase marginally in line with inflation. You can find out more details about this by going to the PGS website.
Did you know that you can also support St Peter's, at no extra cost to you, whenever you shop at Amazon? Click on the link to visit the website and select "The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of St. Peter, Filton" as your chosen charity. Every time you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk Amazon will donate a percentage directly to the church. And it won't cost you a thing!
If you are interested in trying our Zumba, come and join Jools on Mondays and Fridays in the church hall.
Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, Zumba is a great way to burn off calories and have fun!
Zumba fitness Mondays 10am
Zumba gold Mondays 11.15am
Zumba fitness Fridays 9.30am
OUR VISION & PRIORITIES
NEW VISION PLAN LAUNCHED
For the past year the PCC has been developing the new vision plan for St Peter's in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This was launched on St Peter's Day, 27th June 2021, and reflects the changes that St Peter's has made in response to a new way of worship.
Click on the images below to read all about our Vision and Priorities for the next couple of years and how we hope to serve the individuals, families and communities of Filton.
If you would like to help in any way please be in touch.
WHO WE ARE
A welcoming Anglican Church with its heart in the sacraments and its place at the centre of the community
St Peter's Church is a church devoted to developing a holy consciousness. We believe that worship is something that can be expressed in everything we do, whether that be nourishing our bodies with food, chatting with friends, playing music, or enjoying nature. Our philosophy is deeply rooted in the Holy Scriptures and Sacraments; life’s only guidebook. Whatever your age, gender, race or ability, there is a special place for you at our Church. We offer members a chance to become part of something greater, to grow their love for God and for one another in our beautiful community. Get in touch today or swing by for a visit.
POSITION TO BE FILLED
Safeguarding Officer with responsibility for vulnerable adults
0117 931 1844
Safeguarding Office with responsibility for children and young people
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.