The Parochial Church Council has made the difficult decision that St Peter’s building should close for communal worship during the current Lockdown. This is to make sure everyone can stay safe and do all we can to help to bring coronavirus infection rates down as soon as possible. The buidling may be closed but the church is not – worship and other activities will continue online and by whatever means we can find during the Lockdown! Click on the link above to visit our Online Church Hub, which brings together information about everything we are doing at the moment into one place to help you find your way round!
During the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have been running a reduced pattern of three services on a Sunday and we hope this will be able to continue again soon when infection rates leading to the current Lockdown begin to improve:
Picnic Church at 9.30am, which is an informal service for everyone, but especially suitable for families and children. Bring your own picnic blanket or folding chair to sit on, and your own snacks and drinks if you wish, and join us for an informal celebration.
Morning Worship at 10.45am, usually a more liturgical service, although taking slightly different forms and led by different people each week
Evening Worship filmed in church at 4pm with a congregation and then broadcast later in the evening, usually around 6.30pm on YouTube.
There is also a short said service of Holy Communion each week on a Wednesday Morning at 11am.
Services are around 40 minutes long and there is no corporate singing at the moment, although we do use music to help us to worship. Face masks are mandatory for anyone attending services physically in church, unless in one of the exemption categories.
Numbers are restricted to a maximum of 40 at morning services and 20 at evening worship and you need to book in advance to attend. You can do this either
- Online by going to the eventbrite website and searching for ‘St Peter’s Shipley events’ or using the links posted each week on the website here. Booking for services opens one week in advance.
- By phoning or emailing the church office on weekday mornings between 9am and 12 noon.
Please click here to find out more information about our services at this time.
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St Peter’s usually has three services on a Sunday. On some special occasions and holidays the two morning services combine at 10.30am instead.
9:30am Sunday Holy Communion
A more traditional service of Holy Communion or morning worship on alternating weeks.
Coffee is served in the church lounge following the service (joint with the 11.15 congregation).
10.30am Sunday Combined Service
On some special occasions and holidays, the 9.30am and 11.15am services are replaced by a combined 10.30am service. Please check the weekly notices or calendar for details.
11:15am Sunday Live!
An informal service lasting about an hour, with groups for children and young people, Sunday Live! is great for families – it’s noisy, fun and very relaxed.
We all worship together for a short time before the children go into groups. Our groups for children and young people provide a fun and exciting environment to explore the Christian faith – learning about God and how he wants us to live for him.
- The Ark: 0 to year 1
- Explorers: years 2 to 5
- Pathfinders: years 6 to 8
Coffee is served before the service from 10.45am (joint with the 9.30am congregation).
6.30pm Sunday Evening Service
A mix of the two morning services in style, and alternating Holy Communion and evening worship on a weekly basis.
11.00am Wednesday Communion
There is a quiet service of Holy Communion every Wednesday in the Hope Chapel.