St Peter’s Church

We apologise but, from 7th January 2021, there will be no services at St Peter’s Church until further notice. The church will still be open for private prayer on Sundays and Wednesdays only from 9am to 6pm.


Get creative, offer HOPE in your local churchyard!

St Peter’s Abbots Morton is part of the Great Big Arts Exhibition

 **Get creative**

The sculptor, Sir Antony Gormley, the creator of the Angel of the North and other statues, has invited the whole nation to become ‘A Great Big Art Exhibition’.

He suggests that we might put up pictures or art installations in our windows and gardens for the enjoyment of your neighbours.

From 1st March , St Peter’s church is inviting you to put up a temporary art installation, subject to editing or moving if needed, in the churchyard.

Your installation will remain in place until May.

If you need any inspiration, do have a look at : www.firstsite.uk

**Offer hope**

In addition, a tree is being set aside in St Peter’s churchyard for you to write your “hope(s) for 2021” on a card and hang them up. They will need to be weather-proofed if they are to be up for any length of time. Cards can be signed or anonymous.

Our local churchyards are a community space which we can all use

This parish priest and your local church councillors are happy for you to display your art creations and hopes for 2021. So do join in.

Rev Canon Richard Thorniley


Covid-secure Procedures in the Church

Please do not enter the church if you have symptoms of Covid-19 infection – fever, cough, headaches etc.

Please, at all times, keep a distance of at least 2 metres from other people who are not in your household.

Please use the hand sanitiser gel that is available in the porch before entry and on exit.

Please take a sheet of paper that is available inside the church and place it on the seat you wish to sit on. After prayer please leave the paper on the seat. It will be collected later.

You must wear a face covering. You may also like to use gloves.

If you have downloaded the NHS Covid-19 Test and Trace app to your Smartphone or tablet you can register on a QR Code displayed on the porch notice board .

If you do acquire symptoms of a possible Covid-19 infection within 7 days of your visit to the church, please alert NHS Test and Trace and also telephone Rev Richard Thorniley on 01386 870527 or by e-mail to: rector@archbenefice.org.uk  He will take appropriate action to ensure that the church remains a safe environment.


ARCH Messenger

The ARCH Messenger magazine  is normally distributed as a hard-copy booklet across the four parishes of  Abbots Morton, Rous Lench, Church Lench and Harvington.

During this third lockdown, the magazine will be principally available online until  further notice. The February edition is available for you by going  to this link: https://archbenefice.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1610989534.pdf

Thee principal reason is to minimise Covid risks for those individuals in each parish who go door-to-door to deliver the magazine.

There will still be a few hard copies which will be placed  in each of the four churches in the ARCH Benefice. We hope you’ll have a look and enjoy it.