Building Community in the Heart of Hale
Wednesday 10:00am Holy Communion
Our online services are continuing while the church is closed for both public worship and private prayer
COVID-19 Announcement: St Peter’s has again had to close for public worship and private prayer.
Sunday and Wednesday 10:00am services continue online. We will open again as soon as it is safe to do so. Please scroll down to see what else is happening while the church is closed.
Where we meet
We meet as a church family at St Peter’s Church, Ashley Road, Hale on Sundays at 8:30am, 10:00am and 6:30pm. We also have lots of activities and groups throughout the week for all ages! Click here for more info.
How to find us
We have accessible parking on site and there is a large inexpensive car park not far away. St. Peter’s is also within walking distance of the bus stop and train station. Click here for more information. If you need help getting to church please call us.
What to wear
Wear whatever you like. Some people will dress casually and others will go for a smarter look but we have no dress code, you’re welcome as you are!
Who can come
Everyone. You are welcome at any of our services. Each has a slightly different style, click here to find out more and see which of our services you think would suit you best. The 10:00am service is probably best if you’d like to bring the whole family.
Kaz’s Blog & News
Revd Kaz shares thoughts and ideas over on her blog! We also give updates about what we’ve got going on.
Join us for fellowship online Just when you thought you couldn't meet up with people because of lockdown, we've found a way that you can... As fellowship and church family are so important, and as church will be closed for a while, we thought we'd try something a bit...
Vacancy for a Verger We are still looking to recruit a new Verger at St Peter’s. If you think this role could be for you, please talk to one of the churchwardens, Lesley or Judy, or contact the Parish Office. Some of the duties of a verger: Preparing the church for...
How one sewing machine helped a whole community Last year, despite fundraising challenges, we were able to donate £723.13 to Tools with a Mission, the focus of our Lent Project – and subsequently of our Harvest Project too. In his letter of thanks, TWAM’s fundraising...
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Zoom Lent course: 'For Such a Time as This', Tuesdays, 7:30pm
We are currently holding a six-session study course for Lent – exploring ecological justice. We’re meeting on Tuesdays, 7:30pm to 9:00pm on Zoom. The first session started Tuesday 16 February, and the course runs to 23 March, but each session is self-contained so do please join us week by week if you can.
The course is offered by USPG, partnering with churches across the world in their mission of transforming lives through education, health care and justice for all. We live in a broken and unequal world. We are here for such a time as this.
See www.uspg.org.uk/forsuchatime to access the course booklet with its Bible readings and prayer resources.
If you would like to join the course, please let the office know and we will send you the Zoom link.
Morning Prayer on Zoom, weekdays at 8:30am
Joining in Morning Prayer together at 8:30am on weekdays continues on Zoom while public worship is restricted.
If you would like to join St Peter’s Morning Prayer on your phone or computer, please let the office have your email address so you can be added to the email invitation each day – then join if you are free.
The invitation is blind-copied to recipients so your privacy is respected. You don’t need the Zoom app: you just click on the email link.
Download the Common Worship Daily Prayer app at www.churchofengland.org
Salford Van Collections resume
Salford Van collections will resume on the second Sunday of the month from behind the Assembly Rooms, starting on Sunday 14th March.
Any bedding, warm clothing and small household items should be in good condition. Please leave any items on the morning of Sunday 14th March. If it is raining, please protect your items. Collection will be made at 1pm, so please do not leave any items after this time.
World Day of Prayer, 5 March
This year’s World Day of Prayer service has been prepared by Christian Women in Vanuatu in the South Pacific. The theme is ‘Build on a Strong Foundation.’ Churches Together in Hale and Timperley are arranging a Zoomed service at 2:30pm. The service will also go out on YouTube and Facebook. Details can be obtained from Ruth Neal. There is a service booklet which can also be requested. Everyone is welcome to take part.
Messy Church is a fresh way of ’doing church’ through crafts, stories, songs and fun challenges. It is for all ages and promises to make Bible stories and teachings more memorable in an interactive way. Until we can meet together in person, we’re doing Messy Church online for the moment. If you would like to take part, please email our Children & Youth Minister Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will bring a bag of craft materials and instructions to your door!
The next Messy Church at St Peter’s is on Tuesday 16 March.
Get the upcoming dates in your diary too!: 13 April, 11 May, 15 June and 13 July.
Café Church online
As fellowship and church family are so important, and as church will be closed for a while, we thought we’d try something a bit different. Our usual Sunday and Wednesday online services are recorded for you to watch at your convenience. Cafe Church is ‘live’!
All you need is a smartphone, a tablet, a laptop or a computer, and access to the internet. It may also help to download the free ‘Zoom’ programme on to your device.
We will be meeting again on Thursday 25 March at 4pm. Bring your own coffee/cake/biscuit and enjoy up to 45 minutes of this relaxed and informal opportunity for fellowship with some music, a Bible reading and a prayer.
If you’d like help with the technology, please let the parish office know and we can arrange for someone to chat you through ways to make it work.
We do hope you’ll join us!
Keeping in touch during COVID-19
During the lockdown we have been continuing to worship together online, using the St Peter’s Hale Facebook page: www.facebook.com/stpetershale. But we appreciate that not everybody has access to Facebook or wants to use it. We are sending out details of upcoming services and other news by email, along with copies of service sheets for those who would like to join us in spirit but not online. If you know of anyone who has slipped through the net and who would welcome being kept in touch by phone or email, please let Claire or Kate in the parish office know. Services during lockdown are screening on Sundays and Wednesdays at 10am and are available to watch later.
Verger job-share opportunity
We are still looking to recruit a new Verger at St Peter’s. If you think this role could be for you, please talk to one of the churchwardens, Lesley or Judy, or contact the Parish Office.
Some of the duties of a verger:
Preparing the church for all services;
Liaising with churchwardens;
Supervising the practicalities of services;
Ensuring stocks of wine, wafers, candles etc. are up to date.
The Verger position could be managed as a job share, so please do consider if it is the role for you.
This is a part-time paid position.
Pastoral care: helpers wanted
When illness or infirmity stops members of our church family from joining us at our services, they don’t get forgotten. We have a friendly team of volunteer pastoral visitors who in normal times will call in to say hello, and can arrange for home communion to be distributed. Until such time as we can all visit each other’s homes again, we are keeping in touch by telephone. We are always looking for new members to join us and are looking to appoint a new co-ordinator.
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Check out all the events, activities, services and groups we’ve got on!
From rambling, to ploughman’s lunches and our Flower Guild, we have many groups and activities to get involved with. We’d love for you to join us!
Generous support from members of our congregation and parish allows us to keep serving the community. We love being a hub where everyone can come. From baptisms, weddings and funerals, to weekly services or children’s parties, we open our doors to people from across the community. If you’d like to support us, you can give online by clicking the button below.