A Christian presence in every community

St Petrocs & St Marys

Church Opening Times for Private Prayer

St Petroc’s

Wednesday and Saturday 10am – 1pm
“for the first 2 weeks then 10am – 4pm

St Mary’s

Saturday 10am – 1pm
“first week (27th) then 10am – 4pm

A Prayer from Gina

We are not people of fear:
we are people of courage.
We are not people who protect our own safety:
we are people who protect our neighbours’ safety.
We are not people of greed:
we are people of generosity.
We are your people God,
giving and loving,
wherever we are,
whatever it costs
For as long as it takes
wherever you call us.

This week's diary as of Sunday 12th July

Sunday
Family Service  9.30am
Children’s Service 10.30am
Telephone service  11.15am

Tuesday
Thought for the Week  10.00am
NEW ZOOM Details

Wednesday
Coffee Morning  10.30am
NEW ZOOM Details

Friday
Morning Prayer  9.00am
NEW ZOOM Details

St Petroc's Church, South Brent

The mission statement for St Petroc’s states that we are “a Church with a heart for God and for the whole parish.” We describe ourselves as middle of the road in churchmanship, and warmly welcome everyone.

Due to COVID-19 our church building is currently shut.
But that does not mean that we as a church have closed – far from it.
We continue to worship and meet together, albeit through the wonders of the internet and by telephone. We continue to offer regular services on a Sunday, a coffee morning, a study group and other events. Please go to our “Worship” page for the most up to date details. We look forward to welcoming you to any of our events.

The building itself dates from Saxon times and was enlarged at various stages . Most of the building we see today was in existence in 1436. With considerable financial assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund, together with several church and local charities, we have recently completed a major refurbishment of the Norman tower of St Petroc’s, whilst simultaneously improving both the electricity supply and internal lighting of the Church The local community energy group has helped us to overhaul the heating system.

Rev Gina Radford

The PCC is keen to offer a range of services during the week and over the course of the year that our community find both beneficial and spiritually fulfilling.
In non- COVID times our flagship service is the Village Eucharist on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
The Altogether Eucharist on the third Sunday provides more informal worship and opportunity for liturgical experimentation.. We have a number of active Bible study and prayer groups and the Women’s World Day of Prayer takes place annually.
In addition, Lent Courses continue, and ecumenical Lent lunches are held each year. There is an active, albeit small, Mothers Union Diocesan Member Branch comprising both ladies and gentlemen!

During the current pandemic, our pattern of services and weekday activities has altered – please look at the Worship page to find out more.
We have a large and flourishing band of bellringers, who in the past have won the Devon Major 6 Bell-ringing final.
We are in the process of creating a bellringing Centre of Excellence at St. Petroc’s.

GuidebookPeter Taylor writes:
As many of you know, because I have pestered you for information, I have been trying to write a Guidebook to St Petroc’s Church and its stories, which are so interesting.
Gina has kindly agreed that a first draft of this could appear on this website for you to have a look at. I apologise straightaway that the pictures in this internet version are not such good quality as in a printed book, but I hope you can decipher them.

I NEED FEEDBACK! PLEASE TELL ME if you have extra information I could have, or if you have comments on anything you read – or something that has been omitted. And … If you know anyone else who might be interested to see it, please tell them about this link on the website.
To comment on the Guidebook, please email me at this Guidebook address — StPetrocGuidebook@gmail.com – Thank you.
Happy reading!

DOWNLOAD HERE

GuidebookPeter Taylor writes:
As many of you know, because I have pestered you for information, I have been trying to write a Guidebook to St Petroc’s Church and its stories, which are so interesting.
Gina has kindly agreed that a first draft of this could appear on this website for you to have a look at. I apologise straightaway that the pictures in this internet version are not such good quality as in a printed book, but I hope you can decipher them.

I NEED FEEDBACK! PLEASE TELL ME if you have extra information I could have, or if you have comments on anything you read – or something that has been omitted. And … If you know anyone else who might be interested to see it, please tell them about this link on the website.
To comment on the Guidebook, please email me at this Guidebook address — StPetrocGuidebook@gmail.com – Thank you.
                                                           Happy reading!

DOWNLOAD HERE