Welcome to St Peter’s Church!

We are a community of Christians seeking to serve and love those around us. Our building is at the top of North Hill (where it meets the High Street). Our congregation is made up of people of various ages and stages, some of whom live in the parish and many of whom come from further afield.

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Thursday 7th December
10:00am Tiny Tots (Hall)
7:30pm Christmas Choir Rehearsal (church)
7:45pm Thursday Bible Study Group (Vicarage)

Sunday 10th December
9:00am BCP Communion Service (church)
9:30am Musicians’ Rehearsal (church)
10:00am Pre-Service Prayer Meeting (church)
10:30am Confirmation Service (church)

Monday 11th December
12:30pm National Online Prayer Gathering (Zoom)
6:30pm National Online Prayer Gathering (Zoom)
7:30pm Ladies’ Book Club (CO3 3RS)

Tuesday 12th December
no Bible Study Group today (restarts 16th Jan)
7:30pm Sixth Form College Carol Service (church)

Wednesday 13th December
10:15am Coffee & Chat (Mercury Café)
no Bible Study Group today (restarts 17th Jan)

Thursday 14th December
no Tiny Tots today (restarts 11th Jan)
7:30pm Christmas Choir Rehearsal (church)
7:45pm Thursday Bible Study Group (Vicarage)

Saturday 16th December
all day ‘Follow the Star’ activities (Birch Hall)
6:30pm Carols round the Campfire (Birch Hall)

Sunday 17th December
9:00am BCP Communion Service (church)
10:30am Messy Church (hall)
6:30pm Carol Service (church)



Whether you’re visiting or have recently moved to the area, whatever your age or background – we would be delighted to welcome you! 

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SAFEGUARDING. St Peter’s is committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse, and vulnerable adults. The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding, which may be found here —  https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Miss Sue Almond, who may be contacted through the Parish Office or via the contact details displayed immediately inside the West Door of the church.

The PCC of St Peter’s has passed a resolution under the House of Bishop’s Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests in order to reflect its convictions on the distinctive ministry of men and women. A statement of these theological convictions is available here. It is important to note that all safeguarding arrangements remain unaffected by the provision enabled under the Declaration. The contacts for the Chelmsford Diocesan Safeguarding Team are available here.

Rev Mark Wallace, Vicar

St Peter's Tower, from North Hill

St Peter’s Tower, from North Hill