Who we are
St Peter’s is a church for the Oundle community. We welcome everyone to be part of St Peter’s: from the Tiny Tots group who turn the building into a play area, to the senior citizens who enjoy carpet bowls and lemon drizzle cake; from the teenagers at the West Porch Café to musicians performing lunch time concerts; from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to Curry Nights. It’s never dull here. We’re a living church. There’s something for everyone.
St Peter’s Church stands in the middle of the market town of Oundle and there has been a Christian community right here since long before 709 – the year that a Saxon saint called Wilfrid died in the Church that stood on the spot where St Peter’s Church building now stands.
Like the generations that have gone before us our aim at St Peter’s is that we become a community that puts Jesus at the centre of all we do. The Jesus we encounter in the Bible is a person of generosity, forgiveness, compassion, service and above all love. His closest friends came to understand that when they had been with Him they had been with God. From the earliest days Jesus’ followers have found - through His death on a cross and His resurrection - healing for the past and transformation for the future. This is at the heart of what we want to celebrate at St Peter’s.
One of Jesus’ first followers wrote that those who want to follow Jesus ‘must live as Jesus did'. So at St Peter’s we are trying to become a community that shows the same generosity, forgiveness, compassion, service – and love - that Jesus showed. Of course we can’t do it on our own and together we pray for God’s strength to help us. We warmly welcome you to join us as together we enjoy exploring what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
Our congregation is made up of people from all walks of life and we welcome those who have disabilities. Access into the church is not a barrier to those in wheelchairs as a ramp assists your entry and an area is available for you to use near the front of the church if you choose, that will enable you to participate more easily. If you have a hearing impairment and use hearing aids, a loop system is also in place. For those people who have a visual impairment, our services are available in a large print format. Please contact us on 01832 275675 if you would like further support.