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.

The season for Ordinations is upon us. It is a particular delight to know many of the men to be made deacons and to be ordained priests. There can be a degree of confidence that the future of God's church expressed in traditional Anglicanism is in good hands and hearts.

Society of St Wilfred and St Hilda Ordinands will promote the Faith once delivered to the Saints and brought to us in the ministries of Aidan, Cuthbert, Bede, Augustine, Theodore and of course Wilfred and Hilda themselves. Their prayers are besought for those to be admitted to the orders of priest and deacon.

Priesthood carries with it awesome power to absolve in the name of the Lord and so also awesome responsibility for pastoral wisdom as well as observing the law  and teaching of the Church derived form Our Lord's own precepts.

All those who hold to the traditional Faith and its legitimate development in the Anglican communion should pray for those to whom this power and responsibility will be gifted by the authority vested in the Episcopal & Apostolic succession, for grace to shoulder the yoke of Christ with compassion and firmness. Above all for grace to persevere as true successors to those Saints named above and maintained by our catholic martyrs through the ages of the English church.

Fr Michael

"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.

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The church roof and other associated refurbishments have been completed; we now await the redecoration of the interior of the church. Once this is completed a Mass of thanksgiving will be offered for all those who have contributed to the work, financially and in other ways to which they will receive invitations. This is scheduled for September.

Every blessing

Fr. Mike

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Our parish is affiliated to The Society of St Wilfred and St Hilda and registered with Forward in Faith; it is also wedded to the Five Guiding Principles of the House of Bishop’s Declaration on Holy Order, trying to maintain the highest possible unity of the Church of England.

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.