St Peter's Church
Although the current lockdown restrictions issued by the UK Government allows Sunday Services in our church, Blackburn Diocese have brought to our attention an open letter from the Directors of Public Health for Lancashire which strongly advises places of worship to close during the period of the lockdown.
In view of this advice St Peter's Church, and our sister church
at St Anne's Copp, have taken the difficult decision to
suspend Sunday Services during the lockdown.
We will still be holding a 'Zoom' service every Sunday at 11am, details of how to join the service can be found below.
The church is still open everyday from 10am to 4pm
for private prayer. Please adhere to Social Distancing and use the Hand Sanitizers on entering and leaving the church
Our bible study will take place every Tuesday at 7.30pm
and is a follow-up session to each Sundays reading and sermon.
To take part in the bible study please use the link below.
Our Prayer Meeting takes place every Wednesday Evening at 7.30pm, if you would like to join us please use the link below.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
During the closure of the church we are holding
'Online' Sunday Services, Bible Studies and
Prayer Sessions with our Sister Church St Anne Copp.
Joining these events requires use of the online 'Zoom' system.
Please use the following links to access the following:
11pm Sunday Service LINK
For those unable to join by internet there will also be an
Audio Feed accessible by telephone, details are:
Telephone Number: 020 3659 0088
When prompted enter the access code: 600534629#
Participant id: #
7.30pm Tuesday Bible Study LINK
7.30pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting LINK
During this trying time St Peter's Church is continuing to support
the Salvation Army Food Bank in Preston. If you would like
to donate any non-perishable foodstuffs please leave them
at the vicarage in Inskip; alternatively contact the vicar on
01772 690157 who will arrange collection.
The Salvation Army are especially in need of toiletries,
toilet rolls, washing powder and hand sanitiser at this time.
CARE IN THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
In these unprecedented times we are all asked to make sweeping changes in our lives, for our own good and that of others. In the Church of England, we have suspended church services to help to limit the spread of COVID-19. We won't meet on Sundays and the latest advice from the Church of England is that church buildings should also be shut to the public for private prayer.
In our day-to-day lives can I encourage you to follow the advice given by the Government by: washing hands thoroughly and regularly, by catching anything you sneeze in a tissue and throwing the tissue in the bin, and, for the sake of all in our community, self-isolating if you or someone in your household, have a fever or new persistent cough, or are in a category of more vulnerable people (in particular if your immune system reduced, or you are over 70, or pregnant).
Self-isolating can be hard, but in Inskip we are a caring community and help is at hand. If you would like any help, practical, emotional or spiritual, or if you would just like to chat, please do contact me on:
With our prayers and best wishes,
Rev Paul Hunter and all at St Peter's church
Our PCC has formally adopted this and signed the Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church.
Details of our parish safeguarding officer can be found in the attached ‘Safeguarding in our Parish – who’s who.
We have also displayed the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our church / parish
All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment, received safeguarding training and support.