Welcome to our website for St Peter’s Church. We are pleased you have found your way to us and hope you enjoy looking through our pages.
We have reached the end of Eastertide with the celebration of the Church's birthday: Pentecost or Whitsun, 50 days after Easter Day. The time has been busy in the church with Easter communions for the housebound, meetings to review and refresh parish projects in line with the new beginnings that Easter heralds with the resurrection of Jesus to new and eternal life.
In the pipeline is a visiting scheme for those who may live alone, feel isolated and would just like some company now and again to share memories, to talk about the world in general, or just themselves.
We are also revitalising our 2nd Sunday Mass to make it more easily accessible to families and perhaps those who might come new to church From September we should be up and running with some new music, themes for different Sundays a bit of drama and screen presentations.
If you are local and haven't been in St Peter's for a while, come and see the recent decorations which have made the church lighter, brighter and more colourful. If you've hit this page, chances are you've already looked at Events and Services page, if not Mass is at 8am and 10am on Sunday, plus masses during the weekdays, except for Saturday. Weekday times a re posted on the church door.
Next Sunday is a celebration of the One God, who shows himself in the three personalities of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: the Most Holy Trinity.
"Open the Book" a Bible Society initiative which introduces the young in schools to biblical characters and heroes is proving a great success in our local first school. The team form St Peter's is now presenting, with participation of the children a story once per month. Please pray that this venture will draw children and parents to church.
Our family Masses have been revised with a new style , whilst keeping the essential elements of the Mass. Whilst these Masses will hopefully allow the newcomer to appreciate the central role of the Mass in the Christian life, solemn Masses will also be offered on other Sundays.
These Masses will continue to be at 10am.
The 8am Mass will continue to be said.
Evening services on Sundays are also being re-considered under various guises. There is likely to be a form of “healing service” once a month.
The particular service and its time will be advertised in church and in the pages of this website.
A prayer for England:
O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our most gentle Queen and Mother, look down in mercy on England thy Dowry and upon us all who greatly hope and trust in thee. By thee it was that Jesus, our Saviour and our hope, was given to the world; and he has given thee to us that we might hope still more. Plead for us thy children, whom thou didst accept at the foot of the Cross, O Sorrowful Mother. Intercede for our separated brethren that with us in the one true fold they may be united to the One True Shepherd. Pray for us all, dear Mother, that by faith fruitful in good works we may all deserve to see and serve God, together with thee, in our heavenly home. Amen.
The Mission Society of St Wilfred & St Hilda was launched at St. Peter’s Crabbs Cross Redditch by Bishop Jonathan Baker. The Society’s aims and constitution can be read on its own website www.sswsh.com .
We are still fund raising to complete our refurbishments. To help, visit: www.easyfundraising.org.uk and find St Peter's Crabbs Cross roof fund.