Welcome from Revd John Rainer
Welcome to St Peter’s!
We are an Anglican (Church of England) church based in Shipley – in between the city of Bradford and the Yorkshire Dales – with a vision to see our town transformed by the power of God. We meet in several congregations and home groups across the town. You are welcome to join us at any of our congregations.
The vision of St Peter’s Church is to see the town of Shipley changed by the power of God. We want to see this happen through a church which is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit and committed to the Word of God, which serves others in order to bring God’s Kingdom. We want St Peter’s to become a key transforming community bringing about this change, as a church alive with the joy of knowing and worshipping Jesus Christ.
We believe that we are to cultivate a life of prayer and worship ‘in spirit and in truth’ and to experience intimacy with God.
Our corporate worship is to be anchored in God’s Word and inspired by the Holy Spirit.
All our teaching will be based in the Bible because we believe it is the inspired Word of God.
We seek to train and equip church members to discover and use their gifts in Christian service and in building up the church.
Children and young people will be nurtured amongst us as the church of today.
We encourage loving, caring mutual respect for all through small groups and various forms of worship.
We will do everything we can to make sure everyone can take a full and equal part in our church life, regardless of any particular needs.
We believe God is willing to use any group of people who will together seek and call upon him in prayer.
We believe that God commands and equips us to share the Gospel in word and action.
We want to be the local church for local people. We will take the Gospel out to people around us in whatever ways they will best see, hear and understand.
We believe that we are to get involved and take initiatives in, worldwide mission which transforms lives, through our money, prayers and effort.
We as the body of Christ will serve one another and the local community, both as individuals, and through making our premises available whenever possible to local people and organisations.
We promote generosity which arises out of a desire to be like Jesus in the ways we use our time and possessions, and in which we offer hospitality and interest in others.