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During the current Covid-19 outbreak, if you are self-isolating, housebound or vulnerable and need essential supplies or medication please let us know and we will do our best to help.

Rev. Barbara Burton – 01945 781228
David Galloway – 01945 780809
William Brooks – 01945 780609

WELCOME

A very warm welcome is extended to all our regular worshippers and visitors. We hope you enjoy our beautiful church, which has been an integral part of the village of Walpole St. Peter for generations and which is steeped in history.

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Our worship style is fairly traditional and broadly Catholic centred around the Eucharist. We use incense and the priest wears an Alb and Chasuble. Our regular services are as follows:-

SUNDAYS Parish Eucharist 11.00am
WEDNESDAYS Eucharist 10.30am

FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH - (If applicable)
Joint Eucharist with St Mary's West Walton (Alternating) 10.00am

Please do join us for one of our regular services of worship.

There may be some variations and additions to this. Please check on the Calendar Page for exact details of services for the specific month.

Evensong services are generally held once a year in each of the following churches Walpole St Peter's Church (September), St Mary's Church West Walton (August) and in the now closed but still consecrated nearby Walpole St Andrew's Church (June). Please see the noticeboards for further details.

SAFEGUARDING

The PCC of Walpole St Peter’s Church has fully adopted the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy “Promoting a Safer Church” House of Bishops policy statement (2017) Church of England Safeguarding Policy “Promoting a Safer Church” House of Bishops policy statement (2017)


Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Neil McLean – Mobile: 07443 226432‬, email: nrmclean32@aol.com

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Rebecca Boswell – Tel: 01353 652731, Mobile: 07904 487912 email: rebecca.boswell@elydiocese.org

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of, or is being, abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to Norfolk County Council’s Care Service (0344 800 8020) or the Police without delay.

If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the police on 101.


A VERY WARM WELCOME IS EXTENDED TO ALL TO JOIN US IN OUR WORSHIP

MARCH 2020/APRIL 2020/MAY 2020

Please note that due to the current Coronavirus / Covid -19 situation and as advised by the government all services and events at Walpole St Peter Church and St Mary's Church West Walton are cancelled until further notice

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2020

'We are now in Holy Week and our thoughts are turning towards Jesus' final journey to the Cross. We commemorate this in the service known as Stations of the Cross, when we re-trace Jesus' journey. We cannot come together for that service this year because of the Covid crisis but we can follow the journey on-line. Here is a link which will take you to some Stations which were commemorated in Jerusalem, and you will see pilgrims following the actual route (the Via Dolorosa) taken by Jesus.There are prayers and reflections for each Station. As you follow this holy journey please keep in mind the traditional Stations prayer: "We adore you O Christ and we praise you, because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world".

Stations of the Cross from the Holy Land - YouTube


2020 Festival of Flowers and Quilts Event - Friday 29th May to Monday 1st June

Please note that due to the current Coronovirus / Covid -19 situation and as advised by the government our Flower Festival and Quilts Event has been cancelled


OUR MISSION STATEMENT

We are a gathering of diverse people from all backgrounds, seeking community and guidance through Christian worship and prayer.

We aim to create a space where people can find themselves affirmed, included, challenged, and confident to ask difficult questions.

We are committed to helping the poor, powerless and underprivileged in our own community and beyond.

We aim to support children, parents and all vulnerable members of the community.

We find the love of Christ to be an inspiration to us, and feel called to share this with as many as possible.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Our worship style is traditional Anglican. For Eucharist services the priest wears an Alb and Chasuble.

Evensong services are held once a year in each of the following churches Walpole St Peter's Church (September), St Mary's Church West Walton (August) and in the now closed but still consecrated nearby Walpole St Andrew's Church (June).

The tradition of the church is to have a musical setting for the Sunday Eucharist.

The midweek Eucharist services are held throughout the year at 10.30am (In Lent these are followed by a simple Lent Lunch hosted by individual members of the congregation from both Walpole St Peter's Church and St Mary's West Walton - Information on these is available on the Notice Boards.

There is a traditional Carol Service, a celebration of the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and a Eucharist Service on Christmas Day. Other special and High Day services take place as appropriate.

Baptisms can be arranged as part of the Sunday Eucharist service and are in place of the sermon or may take place outside the main service.