Christ the King

Our All-Age Eucharist for Christ the King will take place at 10am.

Remembrance Service

a service if Remembrance, commemorating those who have died in the two World Wars and more recent conflicts, praying for those whose lives have been and still are affected by such events.

Remembrance Sunday

There will be a short Parish Eucharist at 9.30am, followed by

All-Age Eucharist

This will be the first of our new All-Age Eucharists, which will be on the third Sunday of the month. People of all ages are always welcome to the Parish Eucharist, but the All-Age Eucharist will enable everyone to worship and share together. The emphasis on this occasion will be on healing.

All Saints Sunday and Farewell to Phil White

Our Parish Eucharist at 10am will be both a recognition of All Saints Sunday and a farewell to Revd Phil White, who has been involved in the parish over the past few months.

Harvest Thanksgiving

We celebrate God’s goodness to us at our Harvest Thanksgiving All-Age Eucharist at 10am. This is followed by sharing lunch together.

Bible Sunday

In this year which is the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible (otherwise known as the Authorised Version) Bible Sunday has a special significance. Our 10am Parish Eucharist will reflect this focus on the Bible and our gratitude for being able to read it in our own language.

St Peter’s Summer Festival – Songs of Praise

The final event of our Summer Festival will be “Songs of Praise”, with the Living God Church Gospel Choir, on Sunday evening – a fitting end to a great weekend of “Music in Braunstone”.

St Peter’s Summer Festival – St Peter’s Day Eucharist

On Sunday morning there will be a special Patronal Parish Eucharist for St Peter’s Day. All are welcome to come along and share in this celebration.

St Peter’s Summer Festival – Concert

The Summer Festival continues with a concert with the Wigston Brass Band. This promises to be a wonderful evening of music and fun. Admission is free, though donations are welcome. There will be an interval, during which refreshments will be available..

St Peter’s Summer Festival – Opening Party

Our Summer Festival, with the theme “Music in Braunstone”, begins with a Party, including Live Jazz, at 6pm on Friday evening. Richard Atkinson, Archdeacon of Leicester, will officially open the Festival. Please let us know if you would like to come.

Good Friday

On this day we remember Jesus’ death on the Cross.
Many people come together in the city centre, for “Christ in the Centre”.
For those who find that difficult, we have one or two provisional ideas…

10am Children’s Activity
In the morning we’re inviting children to come and help make an Easter Garden.

11.15am Hot Cross Buns
Then there will be a space for a drink and a bun, followed by…

Short service at 12 noon
Traditionally, the three hours between 12 noon and 3pm are kept as the three hours of darkness, when Jesus struggled to defeat the forces of evil. We will begin this time with a short service, then continue in silence. Come and go as you please – pray quietly, think about people or situations on your mind, and offer them to the crucified Lord…
There will be brief meditations every so often during the silence, finishing at 3pm.

Quiz Night at The Shakespeare Inn

Come along to The Shakespeare Inn for a fun evening of quizzing. Cost £2 per head; cash prizes. In aid of the Braunstone Carnival and community events.

Braunstone Carnival

Braunstone Carnival – with involvement from St Peter’s and other local churches. Watch this space for further details as they unfold!

St Peter’s Summer Festival – Fair

This year’s Summer Festival focuses on the theme of “Music in Braunstone”, which will be reflected in the Fair in the Church and grounds on Saturday afternoon. Come along and bring your family, friends and neighbours to enjoy stalls, including home-made produce, refreshments and “Music round the World”.

Annual Fair and Model Railway Exhibition

This will again be a highlight of our year at St Peter’s Church. We will have some quality model railway layouts being shown by outstanding exhibitors.

Next door in the church hall, you can buy craft goods for Christmas or home-made cakes and produce. You can eat bacon butties and drink tea or coffee. You can have a go on the tombola or raffle. Plenty to see, to do and to enjoy!

Pentecost Sunday

Come to the special Parish Eucharist wearing something Red as we recall the dramatic events of Pentecost and welcome the Holy Spirit into our lives.

Annual Meeting for St Peter’s

The “Annual Parochial Church Meeting” (to give its full title) begins after a shorter Parish Eucharist. We receive the annual report and accounts, elect members to the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and reflect on the year that’s gone past.

You can vote if you’re on the church’s Electoral Roll. To join this you must either live in the parish or be a regular worshipper for 6 months or more. Please ask at church after a service for more details.

Easter Day – “He is Risen!”

Easter Day is the biggest celebration in the Christian year. Jesus Christ has defeated the forces of evil and death, and is alive for ever.
Come and see the newly lit Easter Candle being brought into the darkened church, and greet the risen Lord Jesus, whose light not even death could put out. Come and sing “Alleluia!” with us, and receive his life, in the form of bread and wine.

There is a tradition, the first time we sing the “Gloria” after Lent, to bring tambourines, rattles, shakers, even keyrings… and make as much noise as we can. Want to join in??

Easter Eve – service cancelled this year

The Easter Eve service at St Peter’s is one of the most dramatic and atmospheric services in the year. But it has not been well attended recently, and this year, with Easter falling so late, it will not be properly dark when we usually start at 8.15pm. The alternatives are to start later, making the probable attendance even smaller, or to move the lighting of the Easter candle to the Parish Eucharist on Easter Sunday morning.

So this service, regretfully, will not take place this year. But do come on Easter Sunday morning, for an atmospheric start to the service, when we light the candle and bring it into church, singing to greet the risen Lord Jesus.

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