The renewed national lockdown for England has come into effect on Thursday 5 November. We are not, therefore, able to continue our services in the church buildings on Sundays until December.
We still have plenty going on. We are still the Church, active and alive and open to all. If you want to know more about what gives us purpose, try Alpha, running online. Contact us for more details.
We are also streaming a time of prayer every day at 9.15am and Sunday services at 10.15am on Facebook: www.facebook.com/stpetersglenfield/live
You can view our online Sunday services on the Services page.
If you're here because you've seen some of our streamed services and want to know more, welcome! If there is anything we can do to help, maybe there are questions this site doesn't answer, please do contact Richard, the Rector:
You can download the latest news sheet and the magazine for November from the news page.
Updated: 14 November 2020, 14:00
Community Advent Calendar
Every day from the beginning of December through to Christmas Eve, a new Advent window will be revealed somewhere in Glenfield. Download the map to find them all or use the online version at bit.ly/glenfield-advent-map. More details about each day's theme can be found at bit.ly/glenfield-advent. They’ll stay up until New Year, so you can catch up at weekends or in the week after Christmas if you don’t manage to get them on the day they’re unveiled. Use them to follow the journey closer and closer to Jesus Christ, the true star of the season.
Online Christingle Service Sunday 13 December at 10.15am
Collect your Christingle bag (from a location in the village to be confirmed – see the website) during the week before and tune in at 10.15am to make your own Christingle at the service on 13 December. You’ll need to supply your own orange but everything else will be in the bag and explained during the service. This will include carols, prayers and a link to donate to The Children's Society, helping them to continue their work with disadvantaged children.
Light a Candle Friday 18 December, 12 noon - 5pm
For most of this year the church building has had to remain closed because of lockdown. On Friday 18 December it will be open through the afternoon if you would like to come and light and candle in memory of someone you’ll be missing at Christmas. At 5pm a special ‘Remembering at Christmas’ service put together by all the churches in the local area will be streamed on our Facebook page to help and support all those whose Christmas will be marked by that sense of loss, whether recent or longstanding.
Online Carols Sunday 20 December at 6.30pm
A celebration of Christmas through nine readings, carols and choir pieces, hopefully featuring some music from local people. As far as we know at the moment, communal singing will still be restricted, so if you want to join in with the familiar melodies (or even the odd harmony) and words, you’ll need to do so from the comfort of your own home. Turn off the lights, light up a few candles (do so safely) and enjoy the traditional format in a new way.
Online Crib Service Christmas Eve at 4pm
An opportunity to put the story of the birth of Jesus back at the heart of your family Christmas celebrations. For all ages, but particularly appropriate for children, as we rejoice at God’s message of love and rescue.
Midnight Communion Christmas Eve at 11.15pm
This service, seeing in Christmas Day with a celebration of Holy Communion, will be held in church. It will be subject to constraints on numbers required because of social distancing measures, we can hold a maximum of 30 people, so please reserve your place in advance on our church website. If we become fully booked, we will look at options for an extra service in the building for those unable to attend at Midnight.
Christmas Celebration Christmas Day at 10.15am
On Christmas Day, there will be an online Celebration service streamed in the usual way on our Facebook page. Because we know people’s schedules for the day vary enormously – whether you’re up at 5am with presents, or focussed on the Queen’s Speech at 3pm – the service will be available all day for you to watch and participate in.
In light of the government's guidance, all Anglican churches are now closed for all purposes until restrictions on gatherings are lifted.
But you can join us online everyday. See details above.
BUILDING TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR PRAYER
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