Our general pattern of worship at St Peter’s Church is as follows:
- Thursday 10.00am – Holy Communion (said). Fellowship with refreshments afterwards.
- Sunday 8.30am – a quieter said service (1st and 3rd Sunday Holy Communion, 2nd Sunday Service of the Word, 4th Sunday Matins, 5th Sunday No Service). Fellowship with refreshments afterwards.
- Sunday 11.00am – Holy Communion (with music, a children’s area, and Sunday School or a family service most weeks). Fellowship with refreshments afterwards.
In November 2019, services broadly follow this pattern. Sunday 11:00am services are as follows:
- 10th November: NO 11am service at St Peter’s. There will be an 8:30am service at St Peter’s, and a joint 11am Peebles Churches Together service at the War Memorial by the Library, Museum and Burgh Hall (arrive at least 15 minutes early for seats). Members may also wish to join nearby Church of Scotland memorial services at the Leckie Kirk (9:30am) and the Old Parish Church (10am).
- 17th November: Holy Communion with Sunday School
- 24th November: Holy Communion with Sunday School
During all 11:00am services, children are very welcome to use the colouring and play activities in the open area at the rear of the church, and their natural noise is NOT a problem.
We run a variety of events each year: Christmas fairs, Bring and Share lunches after Sunday services, concerts, open gardens, even a fashion show.
Please see our Facebook page for more details.
- Sunday 10th November, a joint remembrance service with other Peebles churches (details above), so no 11am service at St Peter’s.
- Christmas Craft stall in the Burgh Hall Christmas Market, 23rd November 2019
- Choir Christmas Concert, early December (date TBC)
- In October, we celebrated the fruitfulness of God’s creation in our Harvest Festival and collected 39kg of donations for Peebles Food Bank.
- In September, we welcomed Philippa into the church through baptism, and learned about life in the Holy Land from Rev Kate McDonald, Associate Minister of St Andrews Memorial Church Jerusalem and Tiberias.
- In August, Afternoon Tea at Anne & Ian Rogers’ garden in Eddleston raised over £700.
- In July, church members and visitors enjoyed browsing pre-loved women’s and children’s clothes at Dress to Impress, and raised over £1000.
- In June, we held a day of prayer as part of global movement Thy Kingdom Come.
- In May, St Peter’s Choir recorded a video as part of SongWave, and we supported Christian Aid week events.
- In April, we welcomed the missionary family we support to our Easter Week celebrations, and rewired our church.
- In March we began by welcoming the Bishop to lead worship, and ended by welcoming mums, dads, sons and daughters to our Mothering Sunday celebrations.
- In February, we held a Lent study course in people’s houses.