Virtual Church

Our physical Church may be closed at present but our virtual Church is open

 

Come and join our live streams, interactive prayer times and gatherings

as we come closer to Christ in hope and joy!

 

We’d like to encourage everyone to join our virtual activities – it may sound complicated or worrying, but it isn’t once you get  used to it, and everyone who does it – loves it! It’s well worth the effort. We’d love to see you there…

 

New – Cross Keys – Summer 2020

Click here for the latest edition of Cross Keys

 

‘Strength to Strength’ – a caFE DVD course on the practical benefits of daily prayer

Strength to Strength

An inspiring and practical series designed to give practical help to those wishing to pray more in their daily lives. Inspired by the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Filmed in an engaging and humorous way with a TV studio audience. Format includes watching DVD sessions (with mid-point group questions) and prayerful reflections. Join us on this journey through prayer.

Starts Tuesday 23rd June for 6 weeks. Sessions length: 1hour. Register for the course by emailing Allegra, allegra@stpeterswinchester.org.uk
Here is a promotional video – https://vimeo.com/74057399

 

Covenant with the Poor Trinity Sunday appeal

Please click this link for further details

For Young People

To find ideas, information and activities for young people (of all ages!), as well as updates on Sacramental preparation, please go to the dedicated page here.

 

 

 

 

Our big news is that

CHILDREN’S LITURGY is now ONLINE

The weekly Children’s Liturgy online is being run via the Zoom platform. The sessions  take place at 9:30am – 9:50am on Sundays, so you are then free to join in with the 10am live streamed Mass if you wish. You need to pre-register – all the details on this page, along with other resources and information for parents, families and young people.

 

follow the hearts and they’ll take you to the young people’s page….

 

The St Peter & The Winchester Martyrs monthly prayersheet

Download it here

Church Events
Saturday 4th July 2020 to Sunday 12th July 2020

(please click the link to join)
Saturday – 8:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer
Saturday – 2:55 p.m. – Divine Mercy Novena
Saturday – 7:00 p.m. – Evening Mass (Words for the music at mass can be found here)
Saturday – 9:00 p.m. – Night Prayer

Sunday – 8:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer
Sunday – 9:20 – 9.50 a.m. – Children’s Liturgy Online
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – Sunday Mass (Words for the music at mass can be found here)
Sunday – 11:15 a.m. – Peter’s Tea Room
Sunday – 2:55 p.m. – Divine Mercy Chaplet
Sunday – 7:00 p.m. – Sunday Mass (Words for the music at mass can be found here)
Sunday – 9:00 p.m. – Night Prayer

Monday – 8:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer with Adoration
Monday – 12:15 p.m. – Mass at St Peter’s Church – (Not Livestreamed)
Monday – 2:55 p.m. – Divine Mercy Chaplet
Monday – 6:00 p.m. – Rosary
Monday – 7:00 p.m. – Evening Mass
Monday – 8:00 p.m. – Alpha Online
Monday – 9:00 p.m. – Night Prayer

Tuesday – 8:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer with Adoration
Tuesday – 10:00 a.m. – Mass at St Peter’s Church – (Not Livestreamed)
Tuesday – 2:55 p.m. – Divine Mercy Chaplet
Tuesday – 7:00 p.m. – Evening Mass
Tuesday – 7:45 p.m. – ‘Strength to Strength’ A course on the practical benefits of daily prayer
Tuesday – 9:00 p.m. – Night Prayer

Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer with Adoration
Wednesday – 10:00 a.m. – Mass at St Peter’s Church – (Not Livestreamed)
Wednesday – 2:55 p.m. – Divine Mercy Chaplet
Wednesday – 6:00 p.m. – Rosary
Wednesday – 7:00 p.m. – Evening Mass
Wednesday – 9:00 p.m. – Night Prayer

Thursday – 8:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer with Adoration
Thursday – 09:30 a.m. – Funeral Mass at St Peter’s Church – (Not Livestreamed)
Thursday – 2:55 p.m. – Divine Mercy Chaplet
Thursday – 7:00 p.m. – Mass
Thursday – 8:45 p.m. – Alpha Online
Thursday – 9:00 p.m. – Night Prayer

Friday – 8:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer with Adoration
Friday – 12:15 p.m. – Mass at St Peter’s Church – (Not Livestreamed)
Friday – 2:55 p.m. – Divine Mercy Chaplet
Friday – 6:00 p.m. – Rosary
Friday – 7:00 p.m. – Evening Mass
Friday – 7:45 p.m. – Acts of the Apostles – Scripture Group Reflection
Friday – 9:00 p.m. – Night Prayer

Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – Mass at St Peter’s Church – (Not Livestreamed)
Saturday – 2:55 p.m. – Divine Mercy Chaplet
Saturday – 7:00 p.m. – Vigil Mass
Saturday – 9:00 p.m. – Night Prayer

Sunday – 8:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer
Sunday – 9:20 – 9.50 a.m. – Children’s Liturgy Online
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – Sunday Mass
Sunday – 11:15 a.m. – Peter’s Tea Room
Sunday – 2:55 p.m. – Divine Mercy Chaplet
Sunday – 7:00 p.m. – Sunday Mass
Sunday – 9:00 p.m. – Night Prayer

Paul, Peter and the evangelists, from an 11th C manuscript in a Monastery on Mount Athos

The Walter’s Art Museum, Baltimore

 

Not too late to join:

Acts of the Apostles – Scripture Group Reflection (Fridays 19:45-20:45, started Friday 17th April)

Join Deacon Martin on our Virtual Church on Zoom, as we reflect on the Acts of the Apostles together. During Eastertide, all of the first readings at Sunday Masses and at weekday Masses are from Acts of the Apostles.  In each of our weekly sessions, we will look at 2-3 chapters of Acts, and share what this book of the Bible means for us today. The format is informal, and discussion-based.

Bring your Bible with you on Friday! Click on the link in the list above to reach the Virtual Prayer Room.

 

Useful notes:

livestreaming

For clarity: there is a difference between our livestreaming, and our Virtual Prayer room

 

The livestreamed Masses, and Morning and Evening Prayer, and the main Triduum services, are all on YouTube – just clicking on the link should take you straight there. Between the services there is nothing there, though you can see recordings of previous services by clicking here (also YouTube).

 

The Virtual Prayer room is accessed using the Zoom app, which is honestly very easy to use! You should be able to reach any of the events by clicking on the links in the list above.

But if that doesn’t work, the room can be accessed through the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4388694572  Alternatively, open your Zoom app (if installed), enter or copy/paste the Meeting ID: 438 869 4572 then click ‘Join’.

If prompted for password, use 381440.

A few minutes before the session, click on the link. Make sure you enable video and audio when prompted. The Virtual Prayer Room will open a few minutes before the session begins. It will be closed at other times (though you can still test out the link).

If it’s your first time – don’t worry. It gets easier! Any problems you can contact us for help

PeterCares

With great assistance from SVP, the parish has been developing this phone-based   project which aims to help us keep connected with each other, especially those who feel most isolated. We are all vulnerable at this time in different ways, from the isolated elderly to those working on the front line to the struggling family with children at home and jobs on the line. Our desire is that as many people as possible, especially those who are struggling, know that our parish cares for them during this time of crisis and beyond. We want to turn our concern for others into action and to spread a net of charity and kindness across our community, as a practical witness of our Christian faith in these times troubled by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Contact us via email petercares@stpeterswinchester.org.uk ,  via this website, phone 01962 852804, or use Facebook.  If you know of anyone who needs help, or even just a friendly phonecall, please let us know.

If you can OFFER HELP do so informally to friends, family and neighbours, and let us know if you can offer more.

 

Young People

We have a special page of information and resources for our young people, and updates on the First Communion and Confirmation programmes – look here.

 

 

Our churches

are all closed completely: no public services, no baptisms, no weddings. The Parish Office is shut, no staff  coming in.

But: The church is still here, and still here for you, even though everything has changed so dramatically.

You can stay in touch, and participate in Mass online. And you can ask for help or prayers.

Services are being live streamed – see details above.

Although the Parish Office is closed, you can still contact us: phone answering machines and  email accounts will be checked.

 

 

 

We have set up a Prayerline

giving you the opportunity to request and offer prayers for all – email us at prayers@stpeterswinchester.org.uk

And you can pray anyway. That is what we will be doing, alongside the practical steps we’re taking.

The Bishops have provided  a set of prayers for use by everyone who cannot get to Mass – you can find them here.

And a team in the Parish has produced a beautiful Prayer leaflet for use by everybody – you can find it here

 

 

 

The Parish Facebook page

is one of the best ways to keep in touch, and many parishioners are already visiting it regularly. It is being updated several times a day with practical information and news, and with prayers, messages, pictures and ideas from around the Parish and elsewhere in the Catholic world. It is also a good way to contact us quickly and get a speedy response.

We had already started a project for putting on a photo of a friend of STP&WM holding up a Bible verse every day – that will continue for the forseeable future, and also now we are putting up a piece of spiritual music each day. So make sure you check back daily to enjoy them both and to be uplifted… All contributions to the Facebook page welcome.

Facebook page 

 

 

And now we have a Twitter account