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St Peter’s Church Darwen

Good news for Darwen and the local community.

Keeping our community safe

Safeguarding

Safeguarding our Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults.

Get Involved

Community Groups

Groups and Activities at St Peter’s Church.

Your Special Day

Ceremonies

Blessings and Weddings at St Peter’s Church

St Peter’s Church Darwen | Coronavirus Unlock Plan

This plan is provisional, depending on further information from HM Government and detailed guidance from the national Church and the Diocese of Blackburn. All things are subject to review.

Social distancing etc.

From 19 July 2021

• Continue to have empty pews between occupied pews
• Space between households on pews to be self-regulated
• People to sit where the green ticks are
• Front door to remain open before the service for improved ventilation

From 12th September 2021

• All pews now in use, space between households on pews to be self-regulated
• Weather permitting front door to remain open before the service for improved ventilation

From 17 October 2021

• No signage on pews
• Baptisms may take place during the 10:30am service if families request this.

Refreshments

From 19 July 2021

• No refreshments available yet, but people can stay and have a social catch up outside Church if they wish.

From 12th September 2021

• Refreshments return to pre-COVID pattern
• Dishwasher must be used on high setting

From 17 October 2021

• As above

Masks & cleaning

From 19 July 2021

• Masks encouraged to be worn in the church building
• Hand sanitiser stations in and out of church remain in place

From 12th September 2021

• Masks no longer obligatory, but individuals may continue to wear them if they feel more comfortable doing so.
• Hand sanitiser stations in and out of church remain in place

From 17 October 2021

• As above for masks
• Cleaning pattern retained (Tuesday and after each service)
• Hand sanitiser stations in and out of church remain in place

Singing

From 19 July 2021

• Final hymn is congregational (with encouragement of wearing masks whilst singing)

From 12th September 2021

• 2 congregational hymns per service, no masks required

From 17 October 2021

• Pre-Covid pattern: 9.00am 2 hymns; 10.30am sung service with 5 hymns

Communion

From 19 July 2021

• Sign of the peace continue to wave to one another
• Continue to receive in current standing queue manner a pew at a time
• Priest and people still masked for distribution
• Chalice still not distributed to the people
• Collection Plate to remain at welcome table and not passed around.

From 12 September 2021

• No masks required by the people at distribution (still worn by the priest)
• Sign of the peace continue to wave to one another, although households may now physically share the peace
• Continue to receive communion in current standing queue manner a pew at a time

From 17 October 2021

• Sign of the peace and blessing of children can include some physical contact being mindful that some people may not wish to have physical contact. When sharing stay in pews and just share with those nearby, pray for those we need to make peace with. Waving can continue
• Priest and chalice assistants also unmasked at distribution
• Continue receiving communion standing at the front of church, keeping one-way system.
• Await further guidance on return of the Chalice from the national church/diocese. Offertory procession to return.
• People may wish to continue to receive in one kind only (bread). No intincture by people (dipping) of bread into the wine

Agreed at the PCC meeting on Wednesday 21st July 2021

Event: Inspirational Bible Verses

Would you like to share with others some of your favourite Bible Verses or passages?

Eucharist Service

Eucharist Service for James the Apostle 25th July 2021

Prayer & Worship from Home

Readings for James the Apostle 25th July 2021

Our YouTube Channel

We now have a YouTube Channel where you can watch our Services.

Welcome to St Peter’s Church Darwen

Here for the Community - St Peter's Church Darwen

Our Community

We are an Anglican Church in the Diocese of Blackburn, England. Our regular services are 9.00 and 10.30 on Sunday, and 10.00 on Wednesday.

Ceremonies at St Peter's Church Darwen

Ceremonies

You can drop in on Saturday mornings from 10am to 11am when there will be someone at the church who will talk to you about the arrangements.

Community Groups and Activities - St Peter's Church Darwen

Participate

There are a number of groups, classes and social activities based around St Peter’s Church. We invite anyone who is interested to join in.

Safeguarding

Promoting a Safer Church

As a parish we have adopted the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, incorporating the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance.
Parish Safeguarding Handbook Download

Our PCC has formally adopted this and signed the Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church.
Download the Parish Safeguarding Statement

Details of our parish safeguarding officer can be found in the attached ‘Safeguarding in our Parish – who’s who.
Download the Safeguarding Who’s Who

We have also displayed the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our church. It can be found in the entrance to church.

All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment, received safeguarding training and support.

Events 2020

See What’s Happening at St Peter’s Church

From Our Vicar

St Peter’s Church (formerly Holy Trinity) is the town centre church in Darwen, Lancashire. The church and parish centre are open most days. Visitors are guaranteed a warm welcome to any of the services or events taking place information about which is found on this website.

The church family seeks to maintain the church building as a place of welcome and hospitality for all and this is reflected in the number of different groups based in both the church and parish centre as well as outreach work into the town centre and parish.

At the heart of St Peter’s is an understanding of the Gospel of Love and Inclusion. All are welcome here in this place.

Rev Canon Fleur Green
Vicar

Service Times

Sunday
9.00 am. Holy Communion. Service with Hymns.
10.30 am. Sung Eucharist.

Wednesday
9.00 am. Morning Prayer
10.00 am. Eucharist.

Everyone is invited to join us for coffee and biscuits after the Sunday and Wednesday services. On the 4th Sunday of each month our Fairtrade stall will also be open in the Parish Centre.

From Our Gallery

  • A remarkably beautiful well maintained Church, friendly people and a lovely experience.

  • A remarkably beautiful well maintained Church, friendly people and a lovely experience.

  • We were greeted by the vicar who gave us some of the history of the church then allowed us to walk around and view the inside at our leisure.