Worship at St Peter's
Morning and Evening Prayer, Compline, and our Sunday Eucharist are all broadcast live on our Facebook page. If you can't make it in person to our Sunday service, you are more than welcome to join us for that online as well!
9:30 am Monday, Tuesday & Thursday (online)
7:00 pm Wednesday (online)
9:00 pm Friday (online)
Holy & Spiritual Communion
10:00 am Sunday (in person at St Peter-in-the-Forest and online)
Sharing the peace in a post covid world involves much more waving than previously... But we still like to make everyone feel welcomed and included to our church family.
We are blessed to be situated in Epping Forest, and make the most of the opportunity to give thanks and praise in our churchyard.
Our Director of Music, Ewan, leads the choir from behind the organ. Plenty more musical opportunities to be had, so do get involved!
Jesus has no boundaries for love; nor do we.
St Peter-in-the-Forest is a community that celebrates and practices the love of God wherever and whenever it can. Our whole approach to worship makes creative use of our all our senses—delighting in sight, in sound, in touch and in smell—as part of a rich ritual. Our services are all assisted by a wide range of musical accompaniment, from organ and choir to orchestra. We want to involve everybody in worship in whatever way they feel able to make their approach to God. We are about more than ‘bums on seats’ on a Sunday: we want to learn together, to worship together, to serve together and to simply be together.
Our regular form of worship follows ‘Common Worship’, the most widely used prayer book of the Church of England. On Sundays we offer Evening Prayer in the 'Traditional Language' of the Book of Common Prayer.
Our younger church members get to experience our church ritual as churchwardens, sacristans, and sidespeople. Fab!
The Right Reverend the Bishop of Barking, Peter Hill, helps welcome the family of Fr Augustine Nwaekwe, visitors from another St Peter's church - in Bruges!
Our first all age worship in our refreshed church building, with some brilliant help from our partners, the Red Balloon Family Foundation
Children's and Youth Ministry
For children to become the best kind of adult that they can become, we need to allow them to be the best kind of children that they can be. We have a specially focused children's church called ‘Rocks’. It is richly resourced through our partnership with the Red Balloon Foundation; and by our own team of experienced, skilled, certified and authorised children's ministers. We take safeguarding seriously and follow, maintain and apply the Church of England’s national safeguarding guidelines.
Most Sunday mornings our younger congregation do their own thing in a safe, structured and experiential environment, before coming back to join the rest of us for communion. We love to hear what they have been learning, and they often teach us older ones a thing or two!
Our All Age services take place about once every five weeks, or ten times a year. We flag them up well in advance. These services are about an hour long and include music, drama, art activities, praise, prayer and worship. We keep children central to what we are about.
St Peter's will be with you every step of the way, and here to help celebrate and commemorate the special steps along life's way.
Our renovation has given us a brilliant new building. We are a community that does more than meet for a few hours each Sunday. Why not come and find us and find out more about life here?
We welcome all to St Peter's, whatever the number of legs.