Services at St. Peter’s Church
Easter Services at both St. Peter’s and St. Mary Magdalene’s Church.
14th April Palm Sunday: Blessing of Palms at St Mary Magdalene’s at 10.30 followed by Procession to St Peter’s for Combined Eucharist at 11am.
15th Holy Monday: Stations of the Cross at St Mary Magdalene’s at 8pm.
18th Maundy Thursday: Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Stripping of the Altars at St Mary Magdalene’s at 8pm.
19th Good Friday: Children’s Service at St Mary Magdalene’s at 10am.
An Hour at the Cross at St Peter’s at 11am.
Ecumenical Service at Maida Hill Piazza at 12.15pm.
Liturgy of the Passion at St Mary Magdalene’s at 2pm.
20th Holy Saturday: Solemn Liturgy of Easter, Vigil and First Mass of Easter, at St Mary Magdalene’s at 8pm.
21st Easter Day: Mass of the Resurrection at St Mary Magdalene’s at 9.30.
Easter Eucharist at St Peter’s at 11am.
Sunday worship is at 11am. Normally the first Sunday of the month is a Family Eucharist, and on the other Sundays in term there is Children’s Church alongside the Parish Eucharist. Newcomers are always made welcome.
The sister church of St.Mary Magdalene’s is St.Peter’s, Elgin Avenue W9. Together we constitute the United Benefice of St.Mary Magdalene & St.Peter, Paddington. St.Peter’s Parish is bounded on the north by Shirland Road, and to the south by the Grand Union Canal; the eastern edge is Formosa Street, and the western edge is Walterton Road and Maida Hill Market.
St.Peter’s Church is on the junction of Elgin Avenue and Chippenham Road. The original Victorian church (where Thomas Hardy was married) was demolished in the 1970s and replaced by a much smaller, multi-purpose building.
St.Peter’s has a vibrant, multi-ethnic congregation of all ages, mostly from the immediate neighbourhood. The style of worship is relaxed but dignified, as suits the congregation and their building.
St.Peter’s has a long tradition of commitment and social action, and St.Peter’s Support Service operates a Saturday Lunch Club and a Thursday breakfast club (called “Tea & Toast”) which are largely funded by community market stalls. The clubs are open to all who need them.
The former vicarage, St.Peter’s House, is let to Paddington Development Trust as the PDT Enterprise Centre, providing help and support for those starting their own businesses.
The building is in frequent use from community groups of various sorts, including NA, AA, CA, an after-school club, and the Brownies. A Sufi group meet in the Hall for weekly zikr. We aim to make the Hall available to serve community needs. The church is used by a Brazilian Pentecostal congregation, an Ethiopian Orthodox congregation, and a Ghanaian congregation, as well as the home team.
Tel: 0207 289 2011