Welcome to St Peter's Church, Wolvercote

Charles Draper
You are most welcome to our Church community which has worshipped here for centuries. Open our Welcome Leaflet here. St Peter's is open for visits or quiet prayer most Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings and 2.00-4.00pm every Saturday and Sunday, except during special services. If you have special needs or need some support in getting to church, contact us by phone or email to find out how we can help.

St Peter's Wolvercote, together with All Saints' Wytham, comprise the Benefice of Wolvercote and Wytham. St Peter's is one of four Churches in the Summertown-Wolvercote Church Partnership. To find out more about this partnership and our sister Churches, Summertown United Reformed Church, St Michael's Summertown and Wolvercote Baptist Church, click on the Church Partnership.

Kingdom Season

The clocks have now gone back so we’re well and truly into the darker nights of winter and the season when we give thanks to God for the blessings and joys of his kingdom which are offered to everyone. This week is Allhallowtide - All Saints’ Eve (Halloween), All Saints’ Day (All Hallows’) and All Souls’ Day - three days when we remember the dead, including martyrs, saints and those we know who have died. We give thanks for the faithfulness of the saints and for God’s promise of eternal life in his Son, Jesus Christ.

You’re invited to join us at three special services in St Peter’s over the coming weeks.

Thursday 2 November 7.30pm, we commemorate All Souls Day and all those who have died with a sung Eucharist. Write the name of someone you love who has died and put it in the 'All Souls' box in church and we will read out their name during the service.

Sunday 12 November is Remembrance Sunday when we keep alive the memory of all those who died in the First and Second World Wars and subsequent conflicts. Join us for our annual Act of Remembrance at St Peter’s War Memorial starting 10:50am.

Sunday 19 November 5pm we hold a service of Thanksgiving and Remembering to which we particularly invite people who have recently been bereaved, but all are welcome. This is a short reflective service, with music, and an opportunity to light a candle in memory of someone you love. Those we know who have died in the last year or two will be remembered by name. You may also ask for someone to be remembered. Refreshments are served after the service.

Worship at St Peter's Church

St Peter's Church

St Peter's is an open, inclusive community of people from all walks of life who are seeking to love and serve God in this parish. Anyone is welcome to join us for our services and we encourage you to do so on a regular basis. We hope you will find worship which is reverent, reflective, stilling and uplifting, and a congregation who are warm and welcoming. As you will see from the pages which follow, children are valued members of our Church. There are always activities for them at our 10am Sunday service in term time, as well as at other times.

As a Church community, we try to reflect the love of God for all his creation, as revealed in Jesus' life, death and resurrection; we try to explore the questions which life presents us with, both as individuals and as a society; and we seek to live out our faith through active service to this parish and the wider world. If you would like to join us on this journey with God and towards God - a journey of exploration, thanksgiving, celebration and reflection - you would be most welcome.

Revd Charles Draper, Vicar