Following baptism, you may wish to 'confirm' your faith in the Christian Church.
Perhaps wishing to learn more about faith, and make personal decisions to become more involved in the Christian Church, confirmation allows you to do this.
Confirmation classes are held yearly. They provide a great opportunity to learn not only the basics of the Christian faith, but also allow an opportunity for further exploration and questioning.
Confirmation classes are also run for children aged 11 or over, although exceptions to this age limit can be made.
If you are interested, please contact Revd Lizzie.
On October 11th 2016, St Peter's held a truly inclusive service of confirmation for 4 adults and 5 children. Each candidate had attended a confirmation course, uniquely tailored to the individual's needs.
We were delighted to welcome Bishop Mike, the then Bishop of Bristol, to St Peter's to confirm all our candidates.
In 2017, St Peter's Church put forward a further 5 candidates for confirmation. Bishop Lee, the Bishop of Swindon, confirmed them on 4th October.
LENT AND ADVENT COURSES
We hold a weekly course on Christian teaching throughout both Lent and Advent. In the past we have used the book 'Joyful Christianity' by Cally Hammond; the film 'Les Miserables'; and the Bristol Diocese 'Creating Connections' Lent Course. These courses are a great opportunity to explore further particular elements of our faith during these important times of the year.
An opportunity to visit Lourdes every other year
Parish Pilgrimages are prayerful times when we journey closer to God. They are full of fellowship, joy and sacred moments. The perfect opportunity to step out of the busyness of our lives and take some time to be with God, and each other.
Each day we have a Eucharistic service, as well as said services, such as Compline and Healing. There is also the opportunity to join the daily Torchlight Procession and the Blessed Sacrament Procession.
Each pilgrimage to Lourdes also takes in a trip to the town of Gavarnie, where we celebrate an open-air Eucharist high up in the Pyrenees.
The pilgrimage is a deeply spiritual experience, but there is still time for fun and laughter, particularly at the singalong on the last night.
The next pilgrimage will take place between 17th and 21st August 2020 and we will be staying in the Acadia hotel, on a Full Board basis. The total cost for the stay in Lourdes, including return transfers to the airport and a trip to Gavarnie, will be £238 per person, based on 2 people sharing a room, or £310.50 for a single room.
Flights and travel insurance will be an additional cost booked independently by yourselves.
Sign up in church if you would like to join us!
Build on your Christian Faith
This new course is about starting from where you are in your Christian journey, whether you have been in church your whole life or are just beginning. The aim of this course is to give an overview of the Bible in a way which shows that studying and understanding how the Bible was put together and its background helps deepen Christian faith, and helps us to see how relevant the Bible is to questions we face in society today. The course will run for 10 weeks from mid-September and each session will last around 2 hours. Contact Tom if you are interested in joining.
Revd Lizzie goes into all the local schools fortnightly to deliver Christian assemblies. She is also available to speak to Uniformed Organisations by appointment, and any other secular groups on matters of faith. Contact her if you would like a visit.