PARISH OF ST. PETER'S HALLIWELL

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Welcome to the parish of St. Peter’s Halliwell.

Our weekly Newsletter has full details of what’s on in the coming few weeks.

It would be great to see you at a service at one of our four worship centres on Sunday. However, if you are unable to join us, the 10.30am service from St. Peter’s Church is live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.  

The talks from our Sunday 6.30pm parish-wide service in St. Peter’s Church are also available on our YouTube channel.

If you would like more information about any aspect of what we offer, please contact us.

Morning Sermon series - the Relationships of My Church

This series aims to teach more about what it means to be Jesus’ family by looking at God’s word on relationships within the family. Ecclesia, which often gets translated as the English word church, means “to call out and gather.” In the New Testament the language used to describe the called-out community of Jesus is that of family relationships. People are called to relate to one another as brothers and sisters in Christ (Romans 16:14), believers are adopted as children of God (Eph 3:20), and the church is described as the household of God (1 Tim 3:15).

The series will be looking at husbands and wives, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and believers and authorities.

The 10.30am service from St. Peter’s will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel.

Evening Sermon series - the Location of My Church

This series builds on our teaching in the ‘My Church’ series we have been following through 2024 so far. It looks at lessons from the time when God’s people were in exile under the Babylonians. This view of God’s people as the church in exile carries through from the Old Testament into the New Testament, indeed the letter of 1 Peter confirms the location of the church in exile. The exiles of the Old Testament can help us understand how to live as exiles today.

The reading and talk from the evening service is available on our YouTube channel.

Oasis

Oasis is our midweek service – a time of fellowship and friendship at St Peter’s!

Refreshments are served in the church lounge from 10.30am and at 11.30am there is a 30 minute service in church for those who would like to attend.

Do come and join us – everyone is very welcome for part or all of our time together.

90th Anniversary Celebrations

Hope Centre

St. Andrew’s Church on Johnson Fold estate is celebrating its 90th anniversary over the weekend of 29th to 30th June. See how you can support us and share your memories from year past – click here.

Annual Review for 2023

Our parish Annual Meeting (APCM) was held on Sunday 19th May. Click here to download the Annual Report of all that happened last year.

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St. Peter's Church

Barrow Bridge Mission

Smithills Fellowship

St. Andrew's Church

Parish Centre

St. Peter’s parish church is an impressive Grade II listed building at the heart of the parish. In the 1980’s an extension provided a lounge, kitchen and toilets and work is currently underway to provide a welcoming entrance area.

Barrow Bridge Mission is situated in an important conservation area on the edge of Bolton. The attractive community is a former model community mill village and comprises former mill owner and worker cottages.

Smithills Fellowship meets in St. Peter’s Smithills Dean CE Primary School and Smithills Hall Chapel.  The Chapel forms part of Smithills Hall and is leased from the council.

St. Andrew’s meets in the Hope Centre, which serves the Johnson Fold estate. The centre has been completely refurbished in the last 15 years, to better serve the needs of the surrounding community.

St. Peter’s Parish Centre is a hive of activity most days with church groups and other bookings.
It is also home to the administrative hub of the parish. The office is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am-3pm.

St. Peter's Church

St. Peter’s parish church is an impressive Grade II listed building at the heart of the parish. In the 1980’s an extension provided a lounge, kitchen and toilets and work is currently underway to provide a welcoming entrance area.

Barrow Bridge Mission

Barrow Bridge Mission is situated in an important conservation area on the edge of Bolton. The attractive community is a former model community mill village and comprises former mill owner and worker cottages.

Smithills Fellowship

Smithills Fellowship meets in St. Peter’s Smithills Dean CE Primary School and Smithills Hall Chapel.  The Chapel forms part of Smithills Hall and is leased from the council.

St. Andrew's Church

St. Andrew’s meets in the Hope Centre, which serves the Johnson Fold estate. The centre has been completely refurbished in the last 15 years, to better serve the needs of the surrounding community.

Parish Centre

St. Peter’s Parish Centre is a hive of activity most days with church groups and other bookings.
It is also home to the administrative hub of the parish. The office is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am-3pm.

Safeguarding

At St. Peter’s Halliwell we work hard to maintain a safe environment for all. We are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance.

If you have any concerns or enquiries regarding safeguarding, please visit our Safer Church page here for details of who to contact.