Welcome to St Peter’s Church Burnham,
A church with a heart, at the heart of the community
We in St Peter’s Church enjoy a good relationship with St Peter’s School; the children visit the church for services at Christmas, Easter, Harvest as well as for occasional assemblies and music concerts. The vicar is one of the school governors and members of the church often visit to share our Puppet Ministry, Puppets for All with the children, sharing the stories of Jesus.
We are a child friendly and inclusive church and welcome all. We hold children services. These encourage the children to lead worship alongside the vicar. Keynotes is an adult and children’s music group play for our hymns and songs. Our Puppets ministry lead our Christingle Services and we hold a Good Friday Workshop for children. Girls’ Brigade is held in our church each week during term time offering creative learning and activities.
We are working towards our Silver Eco award by putting up bird and bat boxes - we already have families of badgers, squirrels and foxes in our churchyard. This gives an opportunity for children to see wildlife and experience nature so please do have a look.
Our Church is here for the people of Burnham and to serve them. Our community outreach is working in partnership as the Care and Share Food project, helping those less fortunate than ourselves, in May’s Chocolate shop. We have worked with the children of St Peter’s school who have donated food for this project at Harvest.
There is a lot of history to St Peter Church going back over 1000 years. In the church, you will find the grave of William Grenville who was a Prime Minister in 1806. He was responsible for one of the most important legislative measures of the early nineteenth century - the abolition of the slave trade in 1807.
The church is here for pastoral care, for prayer and lighting a candle and for Christenings, confirmations, weddings and funerals.
We hold many different services and you would be always welcomed!
For more information please have a look at St Peter’s Church, website www.stpetersburnham.org, or St Peter’s YouTube channel or talk to our Vicar the Revd Janet Minkkinen