There are many ways to get connected at St Peter’s and we would love for you to join us

Worship with us

We gather regularly for worship to focus our hearts and minds on God, putting God at the centre of our lives and weeks.

We meet on Sundays and Wednesdays. Each service has its own distinct style of worship.

We also live stream our 10am Sunday services for those not able to make it in person.

See here for our pattern of worship.

Join a group

We have a variety of ministries, groups and community events for you to take part in, such as:

St Peter’s Parent, Baby & Toddler Group,
Church Women’s Fellowship (CWF),
Mission in Action,
Eco Church,
Hale Tidy-Up,
and much more.

Whatever your life stage or passion, we have lots going on in our busy and vibrant parish. 

See here for more information.

Serve on a team

We could not do what we do without the dedication of our volunteers. We are always looking for more peple to serve, whether that is hospitality, welcome, or children’s ministry. It’s a great way to get to know people in our community very quickly.

Please note that all volunteers serving in our ministry to children and young people will require a DBS check in our efforts to promote a safer church.

See here for our serving teams and opportunities.

Give

Giving is a vital part of our worship at St Peter’s. The generosity of our regular givers allows us to keep our doors open so that we can continue to serve our community for generations to come. 

If you are able to give, please do consider setting up a Standing Order and adding Gift Aid to your donations.

With you, we hope to build a sustainable community that will sow and grow God’s Kingdom in Hale.

See here to find out more.

 

Stay up to date:

Regular Notices:

St Peter's Parent, Baby & Toddler Group - Mondays, term time, 10am. Veranda Room, St Peter's House

Our ‘Stay and Play’ group meets on a Monday morning from 10am to 11.30am (term time only), at St Peter’s House and is aimed at pre-school ages 0-4 years. Grandparents and carers also welcome. Toys, free-play, stories and nursery rhymes. Refreshments available.

The cost is £3 per session or £30 per term (or £15 per half term). Payment by cash or card accepted. (Formerly known as Little Fish).

This group runs at the same time as St Peter’s Bumps 2 Babies.

Bumps to Babies - Mondays, term time, 10am. Veranda Room, St Peter's House

All pregnant mums, parents and carers with babies up to a year old are welcome for a ‘feet up’ and good fellowship. Please spread the word to your friends and neigbours. Questions? Contact lucynattrass@hotmail.com.

This group will run at the same time as St Peter’s Parent, Baby & Toddler Group. 

Junior Church, Second and Fourth Sunday of the Month

Junior Church takes place on the second and fourth Sunday in the month during the 10am service.

The format will be slightly different than before. The children will go to the back of church during the first hymn to meet the Junior Church leaders who will then take them across to St Peter’s House for a Bible story, singing activities and prayers. They will then return to church during the offertory hymn. We would like parents to stay in church and let the children go with the teachers.

All Junior Church leaders are all either current or former teachers and are DBS checked. There will be at least two leaders always present. If the group grows too large, we will ask for a parent’s help.

If you are able to help with Junior Church once a month, or even once every two months, we would love to have you join our team. All volunteers need to be DBS checked.

Please speak to the church wardens for more information.

Bowdon Church School Admissions 2024-2025

We have new Attendance Cards for Bowdon Church School September 2025 Admissions.

These are available at our 8.30am and 10am Sunday services. If you are a new family interested in this scheme, please complete a Connect Card at the back of church and hand in to a member of the team.

Please refer to Bowdon Church School for questions regarding admissions and their criteria.

If you are already collecting stamps, don’t forget to get your Attendance Card stamped at each service you attend. This can include Messy Church.

Your Choir Needs You!

Music is an important part of life at St Peter’s, and we are very lucky that our services are enhanced by the musical skills of the very loyal and dedicated band of singers in our choir. Unfortunately our choir numbers are quite small and therefore very vulnerable when illness strikes or holiday time approaches. If you enjoy singing and can read music, have you thought about joining the choir?

The choir leads the singing weekly at the 10am Sunday Service. Are you unsure about a regular commitment? We would also welcome singers who might like to augment the choir for special services such as the Carol Service at Christmas, the Passiontide service before Easter and Choral Evensong on the first Sunday in the month.

Why not give us a try? We rehearse on Thursday evenings in Church 7.45-9pm and just before the Sunday Service. For more information, contact a member of the choir or Christine Davison (our organist) after the morning service. Alternatively, you can call Christine on 0161 941 4505.

Clothing for People Seeking Asylum living in the Ashley Hotel

Local churches are being urged to help supply the asylum seeker families holed up in the Ashley Hotel with some warm winter clothing.

We need clean, good quality winter coats, jumpers, hats, scarfs, gloves ONLY please. 
Not any old jumble, please. Each church will act as a collecting point for its congregation and will sort the clothes into types, sizes, and male/female adult/child.

Please bring your gifts of the clothing listed above and leave them at St Peter’s House
(in the chapel). Ideally, clothing donations will be bagged and labelled.

Underwear (new and in packaging as bought) is always needed and can be also donated
(in addition to our continuing support for women prisoners at HMP Styal).

Volunteers are sought on Wednesdays at St Peter’s House to help sort, size, label, and bag the clothing. The sorted goods then need to be delivered, by arrangement, to the vicarage at St George’s church in Altrincham. So drivers will be needed too.

Volunteers are also sought to help at St George’s once a week fulfilling specific clothing requests from the hotel. See the sign-up sheet.

This is an initiative of Churches Together in Hale, representing the seven local Christian congregations. But we’re working alongside the other local faith communities to meet the needs of our neighbours.

Chris Graham
Lay Reader, St Peter’s
Chair, Churches Together in Hale

Tinned and dried goods for the Hope Centre, Partington

Please place your donations of tinned, dried and packet foods for the food club at the Hope Centre, Partington, in one of the labelled plastic boxes at the back of church. Particularly requested are instant coffee, tea bags, Longlife milk, pasta, tinned meat and tuna, plus tinned rice pudding, fruit and custard. Thank you.

Donations for the Tree of Life Centre, Wythenshawe

We are now collecting clothing for the Tree of Life Centre in Wythenshawe. Please place your donations of clean clothing in the labelled boxes at the back of church. Don’t worry, you can still donate to our various other charities.

The Tree of Life Centre increases the quality of life for low or no-income families and is a lifeline for many in desperate need of clothing, dignity and a sense of belonging.

The Tree of Life Centre accepts all types of clothing, from casual to formalwear, partywear to school uniforms, in any (clean) condition.

Office Drop-in Hours

The office has drop-in hours for those who need to make an impromptu visit. These drop-in hours will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 12pm. Of course, the office is still open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm, so if you need to arrange a visit, please do call or email ahead.

Occasionally, Alex (Parish Administrator) needs to work remotely. On these occasions, the office landline diverts calls to the mobile.