St Peter's Church
I hope that you are keeping well. Over the last few weeks,
we have had some encouraging news. We are seeing rates of infection with Covid-19 dropping significantly and the success of
the vaccination programme means that many of us have received
a first dose, giving us some protection.
As a result, I am delighted to be able to tell you that we will be starting services at church again from this Sunday
(the 28th of February)! As previously, for the time being we
will meet in church at 9.30am every other week. On the alternate weeks there will be a service at St Anne’s Copp at 9.30am.
Full details of our services can be HERE
There is, of course, no obligation to attend and if you are
uncertain about coming please do feel free not to attend. In
addition, if you have been asked to shield, I would
recommend that you do not come to church.
In our services, we are still required to wash our hands as we
arrive and leave, wear face coverings and keep 2m apart from anybody outside our household. Sadly we won’t be allowed to
sing, but we can listen to hymns and hum along to ourselves.
In addition, we will ask you for contact details for the
purposes of NHS Test and Trace.
It will be a joy to welcome you again to church if you are able to be there. In the meantime, if you have any queries, any problems or just need a chat, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 01772 690157.
God bless you,
In addition to the services at 9.30am in church we will still
be holding a weekly '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
A number of special services will be held during Holy Week:
Monday 29th March: 7.30pm at St Peters
Introduction to Holy Week.
Thursday 1st of April: 7.30pm at St Peter's
Maundy Thursday Holy Communion
Friday 2nd of April: 11.00am at St Anne's Copp
Good Friday at the foot of the cross
Our Prayer Meeting takes place every Wednesday Evening at 7.30pm, if you would like to join us please use the link below.
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.