Upcoming Events At St Peter's

'Ride and Stride' comes to St Peter's

Date: Saturday 14th September 2024

Time: 10am to 6pm

We will be delighted once again to support the annual 'Ride and Stride for Churches' event. This is a national fundraising intitiative organised by the National Churches Trust, and led locally by  Shropshire Historic Churches Trust.

Participants aim to visit as many churches in the county as possible during the day and raise money thorugh sponsorship.

Shropshire Historic Churches Trust (SHCT) says of the County;

"There are over 350 Anglican churches in regular use and many churches and chapels of other denominations. Most of these are over 700 years old. Many of our churches are Listed Buildings, which signifies that they are of outstanding architectural and historic interest. Responsibility for their maintenance and repair falls upon the individual parishes; they are not maintained or financed by the Church Commissioners, Diocese or State. In Shropshire most churches are in rural areas where the congregations are often small and need help to cope with repairs, which are often urgent and expensive. This is where the Trust may be able to help"

And indeed, we have been recipients of significant recent grants from both the SHCT (£10,000) and from the National Churches Trust  (£15,000) as contributions to our refurbishment project.

If you are interested in participating, visit the SHCT website for further details, including how to get sponsorship forms.

Snowdrop Weekend

Date: 10th and 11th February 2024

Time: From 2pm to 4.30pm

Our beautiful Snowdrops are getting ready and beginning to emerge for their  annual display. 

Join us to enjoy this wonderful show and help raise funds for the Church.

Refreshments, homemade cakes and preserves all available to buy.

Everyone welcome.

Parish 'Winter Warmers'


Venue: Stanton Lacy Village Hall

Supported by the Parish Council and St Peter’s Church, Stanton Lacy has set up ‘Winter Warmer’ soup lunches, operating from the Village Hall. The brainchild of Robin Gatehouse, local farmer and former chair of the Village Hall Committee, the aim has been to offer a place for hot food, warmth and companionship during the winter months.

The first event was held in December 2022. Such was its success that it ran monthly thorughout the winter of 2022/3. We are delighted to run the events again this year.

In these difficult times it shows real community strength and just what can be achieved by active local leadership and a range of volunteers. 

So, soup makers step forward please! 

To book your place and/or to provide help at the events contact Robin Gatehouse on 07977 913004 or Jennette Arnold on 07568 083322

Everyone welcome.

Lent and Easter 2024

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on 14th February. Rev'd Fr Justin says "We will mark that important day with a service of the Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes at our sister Church, St Mary the Virgin, Bromfield at 7.30pm.

We remember that dust we are and to dust we shall return, so should get on with the important job of living well whilst we still can do so.

Lent will end in the joy of the Easter resurrection, so keep the faith and live in the hope, for Ash Wednesday reminds us too that the Easter hope and Spring are not far behind".


Holy Week is indeed a period of contrasts, with Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem being celebrated on Palm Sunday.

Lent 2024 will end on Maundy Thursday, 28th March, with Good Friday on 29th. 

Our Easter Sunday service will be held this year at our sister Church, St Mary the Virgin, Bromfield at 9.30am.

You can see the 'Propers' for each of the Holy Week services held in the Benefice on our website here











Date: February through to April 

Lent is the annual Christian time of reflection, fasting, prayers and penance, in preparation for the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday. It lasts for 40 days and represents  the period that  Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness.

“Lent will be the joy of the Easter resurrection, so keep the faith and live in the hope, for Ash Wednesday reminds us too that the Easter hope and Spring are not far behind”

Rev’d Fr Justin Parker - Rector of Bromfield Benefice




“Watch and Pray challenges us to seek God in both familiar and unfamiliar places: in darkness and in quiet; in movement and migration; in the healing and transforming work of the Spirit; in the weeping of Holy Week and in the joy of Easter morning.”

Archbishops Justin Welby and Stephen Cottrell

This Lent we are encouraged to wait expectantly for God to meet us and sustain us through the storms and trials we all face.

The Church of England’s Lent theme for 2024 is Watch and Pray: Wisdom and hope for Lent and life.

On the night he was betrayed, Jesus kneels in darkness in the Garden of Gethsemane. Though he pleads with his disciples, “Stay here with me … Watch and pray,” they all fall asleep, leaving him alone in his hour of deepest suffering.

This Lent all of us are encouraged to draw on the wisdom of Black Spirituality, particularly the practice of “tarrying” (waiting) as a community to draw closer to Jesus and to each other. Combining exuberant singing, fervent prayer and quiet lament, such services typically take place at night and last somewhat longer than the “one hour” Jesus asked of those first followers.

This year’s resources have been inspired and informed by the 2024 Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book, Tarry Awhile: Wisdom from Black Spirituality for people of faith by Selina Stone (SPCK). The daily reflections booklet for adults (CHP) exploring the same themes has been written by Carlton Turner, and there is also a daily challenge booklet for children and families (CHP).


Lenten Lunch

Date: Wednesday 13th March 2024

Time: From 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Venue: Stanton Lacy Village Hall

Please join us at the Village Hall to mark Lent with a simple meal of home made soup, bread and cheese provided by local parishioners.

Lunch is free, but donations are welcome. All proceeds will go to support our work to fund Kitchen and Toilet facilities in the Church.

This year the event is being held jointly with the 'Winter Warmers' programme on the same date.

Places are limited so please contact Jennette Arnold, Church Warden on 07568 083322 to book your place.

All welcome.

Previous Events at St Peter's

Image by J. S. Arnold

We managed to begin organising events again at St Peter's, post-Covid, from September 2021.

If you would like to see what we have been up to, please click on the link below;

Previous Events