St. Peter’s Baptist Church is a community of around 300 people of all ages from a wide variety of backgrounds. Together we are discovering how to follow the example and teaching of Jesus in our 21st century world. This means being connected to God with real faith, connected to one another with real love and connected to our inner selves with real honesty.
We know it’s next to impossible to live this kind of life without the encouragement of others so we meet together to celebrate God’s goodness, to discover more from the Bible about authentic Christian living and to pray about things that really matter in life.
On Sundays we usually hold larger gatherings at our church centre on St. Peter’s Drive. We are currently holding one service at 10 am each Sunday morning, which is also streamed live. During the week we meet in a wide range of small groups around the city (currently via Zoom and in-person). It’s in these smaller groups that we really get to know one another and discover the strength of journeying through life with friends who pray for us, support us and challenge us to live out our faith every day.
We believe the church also exists to serve the wider community and be good news for society as a whole. That’s why we run the Eden Coffee Shop, Tick Tock Parent and Toddler Groups, Tuesday@2 for retired people and a range of activities for youth and children, as well as maintaining ongoing partnerships with many charitable organisations locally and overseas. As we emerge from the National Lockdown we are gradually opening up more in-person meetings in the building and in homes. We have decided to take small steps to ensure all are kept safe at this time, so will be maintaining hygiene protocols, including the wearing of face coverings whilst moving around the building.
We recognise and take seriously our responsibilities by having positive and proactive processes in place. These processes allow everyone to feel safe and maintain standards of best practice for the benefit of everyone in the church.