Building Community in the Heart of Hale
10:00am Holy Communion
Wednesday 10:00am Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion
Our church is open again for public worship. Please see below for information on how to book a seat.
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.
Public worship in church and online: SERVICES FOR HOLY WEEK AND EASTER: Palm Sunday, 28 March: 10:00am Holy Communion in church. (Also online) Holy Monday to Thursday, 29 March to 1 April: 7:30pm Compline online. Holy Wednesday, 31 March: 10:00am Book of Common Prayer...
These favourite Bible stories will delight the whole family! During Lent, we are reading 41 stories from Bob Hartman’s delightful Rhyming Bible on Facebook. It’s a great chance not just to listen to a wonderful retelling of familiar Bible stories but to see familiar...
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...
Stay up to date:
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 now take place on the second Sunday of the month from behind the Assembly Rooms.
Any bedding, warm clothing and small household items should be in good condition. Please leave any items on the morning of collection day. If it is raining, please protect your items. Collection will be made at 1pm, so please do not leave any items after this time.
Collection dates for the rest of 2021: 11 July, 8 August, 12 September, 10 October, 14 November, 12 December.
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. For the last few months we’ve been doing Messy Church online, with activity bags delivered to your door! If you would like to find out more, please email our Children & Youth Minister Melissa at email@example.com.
Look out for Messy Church at St Peter’s on Saturday 24 July, 3pm to 5pm.
And don’t forget our Wonderzone Holiday Club, 26 & 27 July/ 29 & 30 July. See the Newsflash on our Home page for more details.
Job vacancy: Parish administrator/PA to the Vicar
PARISH ADMINISTRATOR AND PA TO VICAR
St Peter’s Church in Hale seeks to appoint a full-time parish administrator who will also be the PA to the Vicar.
This is a full-time position with 4 weeks holiday plus statutory holidays. The position may involve weekend working which will be paid as overtime or time in lieu.
Salary up to £25K depending on experience.
The candidate will work from dedicated office premises in the Church grounds and will be required to handle all Parish administration and non-pastoral work including taking and managing bookings for all Parish premises.
He/she must have excellent IT skills and be able to work with MS Office, Publisher and Churchsuite programs. Some knowledge of the workings of the Church of England would be an advantage.
The candidate must be able to use initiative, keep confidences and be a problem-solver.
Applications should be addressed to Revd Karen Stanton (details below), enclosing a CV. The closing date is 31st July 2021.
A detailed job specification is available on request.
Revd Karen Stanton: The Vicarage, 1 Harrop Road, Hale, Altrincham, Ches. WA15 9BU
Tel: 0161 928 4182
Café Church online
When the church had to close in January, we found a new way of worshipping together. And although we are able to worship back in church now, Cafe Church is continuing ‘live’ and online!
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 have been meeting on the third Thursday of each month at 4pm on Zoom. 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
Now that we are out of lockdown we can worship together in church (to book a seat, email: firstname.lastname@example.org). But we are also continuing to worship together online, using the St Peter’s Hale Facebook page: www.facebook.com/stpetershale. The page can also be accessed by clicking on the link at the top of the Home page on this website. You don’t have to sign up to Facebook in order to join in. We appreciate, however, that not everybody is comfortable with the technology. So 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 screen 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.