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Visiting St. Peter's Church?

Visiting a church can be a strange experience if it is not something you are use to. Hopefully the information on this page will help with questions you might have and let you know what to expect. 

Frequently Asked Questions

01

Where is the Church?

Our address is Church Street Littleover DE23 6GF and there is level access opposite the school and down a short drive.  This is a footpath and you can drop people off if they are less mobile, but you will need to reverse out, which can be tricky. The main entrance is from Normanton Lane, opposite the White Swan and includes a shallow flight of steps.  Walk round the church to the main entrance (West Door), under the tower.

02

Is car parking available?

Yes, the car park is part of St Peter’s Community Hub, on the other side of Shepherd Street and the postcode is different - DE23 6GA.  There is also on street parking around the church.

NOTE: School Safety Zone – please do not drive into Church Street at the start and end of the school day as the road is closed to traffic from 8.30am-9am and 3pm-3.45pm.  Anyone driving on Church Street during these times will be fined, so please take care!.

03

How accessible is the building?

The main path into church from Normanton Lane has four broad stone steps.  These are not suitable for wheelchairs, though there is a handrail if you are more mobile. 

 

Level access is off Church Street via a driveway opposite the back of St Peter’s School.  There is no parking here but you can drop people off, but will need to reverse out.

 

There is a wheelchair available to borrow from the church when needed.

 

Inside there is level access across the public areas of the church and our toilets are disabled friendly.  There is a loop system for the hard of hearing and liturgy and songs for the main services are displayed on screens around the church.

04

How long are the services?

Usually about an hour and a quarter. Slightly longer when it is a communion service. 

05

Is it free to attend?

Yes.  We do not normally take up a collection during the service and there is no obligation to give anything.  If you wish to make a donation, there is a card reader available in the welcome area, and QR code to help you make a donation via this website.

06

Does it matter where I sit?

No it doesn’t matter. However, the south side aisle (turn right as you enter) is designated as a mask only area, to protect those who are most vulnerable, you will need to wear a mask if you sit in this area.

07

When are the services? What can I expect?

The weekly services are on Sundays at 10am. On the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month this is a communion service. All the words for liturgy and the songs will be on the large screens.

 

There is a monthly service at 6:30pm on the first Sunday each month. This is more informal, will contain more worship music and there is time for prayer.

 

There is a service of Holy Communion every Wednesday at 10.30am, this is a spoken service with no music and a usual congregation of about thirty people. This service always has refreshments to follow.

08

Can I take communion?

There is a service of Holy Communion on the 2nd and 4th Sundays and everyone is welcome at the table, especially visitors, regardless of your denomination. We normally come forward to the rails at the front to receive communion - you will be given directions. If taking communion is not appropriate, then you are still welcome to come forward and the person giving communion will offer to say a prayer of blessing over you.

 

We do have gluten free wafers for those who require them and there are grapes for the children

09

Can I bring young children?

Yes - they are part of the church family.  There is a creche called "Diddy Disciples" for the very young children (where you can hear what is happening in the service). There are changing facilities available in the toilets at the back of church.

 

There are groups for older children where they spend some time in church and then have their own session across the road in St Peter's hub.  Feel free to ask for information from the Welcome team as you come into church.

The first Sunday of every month is an All Age service where we all stay in church together.

10

Is there a dress code?

No, you can wear whatever you are comfortable with. Most people dress casually. (You might want to wear something warm on a cold winter morning!)

11

Can I still come if I am not a Christian or if I have doubts?

Absolutely. If you would like to talk to someone then just ask. The clergy are usually at the door when the service is over.

12

I would like to pray about something

At the end of the 10am service there is a screened-off area in front of the altar when you can pray or someone will offer to pray with you. This is completely private and confidential.

The clergy are always available to pray and talk at the end of any service.

13

What about refreshments?

Tea & Coffee are served after the morning service - just follow the crowd to the front right hand area of the church. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know and we will help if we can.

14

Can I speak to someone?

Please call 01332 767802 or email office@stpeterlittleover.org.uk

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