About St Peter's, HaleThe Parish Church of St Peter’s is a thriving Anglican community in the heart of Hale. We don’t just do services on a Sunday, we’re a hub for the community throughout the week, and we’d love you to join us!
You’re very welcome. If you have any questions, please do contact us. We’d love to connect with you.
Where we meet
Sunday services are at 8:30am, 10:00am and 6:30pm in the main church building: St Peter’s Church, Ashley Road, Hale, WA15 9NE.
What to wear
Come as you are, there is no dress code. We’ll be glad to welcome you!
Who can come
Everyone. We are an inclusive church and you are very welcome. Our services each have a slightly different style, so click here to find out more and see which services you think would suit you.
Who We Are
With so much going on at St Peter’s we have a growing team. If you’d like to get involved do let us know. There are lots of ways you can help us to serve our community.
Rev'd Karen Stanton
Revd Karen, or Kaz as she’s more commonly known, joined us in 2019 after serving at St Peter’s, Kinver, for four years. Kaz is passionate about making our St Peter’s a welcoming place for the whole community, bringing new direction as we head into the new decade. Hear more from Kaz over on her blog.
Parish Administrator & PA to Vicar
Children's and Youth Minister
Rev'd Giselle Rusted
Reader and Member of General Synod
Director of Music
Open Mon-Fri, 9:30am-16:30pm
0161 928 3374
St Peter's House, 233 Ashley Road, Hale, WA15 9SS
Get involved with church life!
‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.’
If you live within the parish and would like to be visited at home by a member of our church’s Parish Visiting Team, please call the Parish Office on 0161 928 3374. Members of our team are drawn from across the parish and we offer this service confidentially.
Click here for resources from the Diocese of Chester to see how we can support people suffering with mental health issues. Click here for access to the Diocese of Chester’s Signpost to Information and Support document.
If you require any further help or would like to speak to someone please contact the Parish Office and we can put you in touch with the right person.
The St Peter’s Chimers chime for 10 minutes before the 10:00am service each Sunday. They also play at weddings, chiming for 10-15 minutes when the couple leave church. The chimers also toll at some funerals upon request.
The chimers practise for 30 minutes once a month, on a Thursday evening. When new members join they meet weekly until the new chimer is confident.
There are eight chimes and they can play a selection of rounds of varying difficulty. Two people play together and each is responsible for four chimes.
New members are always welcome. Any age can chime. You just have to be able to reach the ropes, count from 1 to 8 and climb the steps unaided to the bell tower!
If you would like to have a try please contact Margaret Moore. It is great fun and not difficult.
WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING NEW CHIMERS SO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AND WE CAN SHOW YOU THE ROPES!
The choir is a friendly and welcoming group, open to all ages. Together they sing to a high standard each Sunday at the 10:00am service and for Evensong twice a month. We have a talented director of music, Charlie Perry, and organist, Paul Parsons, who are keen to ensure the music at St Peter’s continues to grow. Watch out for our Open Music Days or come and join us on Thursday evenings at 7:45pm in church for choir practice.
Flower Guild members arrange and care for flowers in church. We do this as a service to the church and to the glory of God and not as participants in a floral art competition. It is an enjoyable and rewarding task which we believe enhances our church, and which we hope is an inspiration to worshippers. Since the beginning of time flowers have been used as an expression of love.
We have a variety of demands during the year. There are high days and holidays, festivals and weddings, all of which provide opportunities for us to make our place of worship look splendid. If you’d like to join us, no experience is needed – help and guidance will always be given.
We welcome donations of flowers in a loved one’s memory or to mark a special anniversary. A team is on duty each week and the donated flowers are arranged on the Desk of Remembrance and the Altar. For weddings we charge for the flowers and, more often than not, members provide the foliage from their own gardens.
The Mission in Action team’s main task is to research and recommend to the PCC causes to support with the 10 per cent of annual giving that is allocated for this purpose. Donations are divided between UK and overseas causes. Wherever possible we support those with a local link, or that have been recommended to us. MiA team members are drawn from the congregation, and we usually have eight people around the table. If you’d like to hear more, or to join us, please talk to Keith Neal or Mary Graham, or contact the parish office.
Belonging, Believing, Becoming
Mission & Purpose
Part of our mission at St Peter’s is to give 10% of our voluntary income to supporting projects and initiatives in the UK and overseas. We encourage members of our congregation to get directly involved, and many have formed close associations with a variety of causes, giving freely of their time and talents. This combination of financial support, personal contact, hands-on work and encouragement makes for effective, rewarding and successful partnerships both at home and overseas. Within our parish, we now have a new, vibrant outreach programme alongside our local schools, Stamford Park Infants and Juniors. A large team of people is involved in these activities.
Pray with us
Together as a church we enjoy sharing in a daily practice of prayer. Below you can access today’s prayers and join with us and others from across the world to pray.