Growing in the Faith

One of the great strengths of St Peter’s is our enthusiasm for learning about the faith and its implications for the way we live our lives. The Christian Development Team endeavours to maintain an exciting programme of events appropriate for Christians at all stages of their journey of faith.
These are brief details about some of the opportunities for growing in the faith at St Peter's. Please contact the Parish Office or speak to a member of the clergy if you would like to know more. 
  • Whenever the need arises, we organise "Getting Started", a series of learning and discussion sessions on the basics of the Christian faith.  Led by the Ministry Team, this course is suitable for people wishing to start exploring faith, as a refresher for people who have been active Christians for a number of years, or as preparation for becoming a full member of the Church through Confirmation.

Through ten weekly sessions we explore:

 The basics of the Christian faith and its relationship to daily life:

  • The reality of God
  • God's place in our lives
  • Jesus' life and ministry
  • Jesus' death and passion
  • Jesus' resurrection
  • God the Holy Spirit

What it means to be confirmed and to be part of a community of faith:

  • Baptism
  • Confirmation
  • Holy Communion
  • The Christian Life


​​The programme is divided into two parts so that people considering Confirmation can start their explorations before making a firm commitment.

  • A similar programme is organised to enable younger people from (say school year 8 onwards) to prepare for Confirmation.

  • Every year we arrange Lent and Advent Study Groups which meet in people’s houses and over five or six weeks explore some aspect of our faith. The groups meet at varying times and days to meet the needs of the people attending.

  • Over the course of the year we hold a series of Discussion Evenings dealing with a wide range of topics. We meet in church at 8pm, listen to a talk, led by one or more of our Ministry Team or by an external speaker, and then break up into small groups for café-style discussions over refreshments. The evening ends with a pooling of thoughts and experience and a short time for prayer. 

  • Many of our people are committed to regular daily reading of the Bible, and many structure their reading by using the Bible Reading Fellowship ‘New Daylight’ or ‘Guidelines’ Bible Reading Notes. If you would like to subscribe, contact Des or Anne-Marie Humphrey through the Parish Office.

  • For those wishing to meet for study and fellowship throughout the year, we encourage the formation of Housegroups meeting on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. If you would like to join such a group contact Irene Scholes through the Parish Office.

 


Location

St Peter's Church
Burwood Road
Hersham, Surrey
KT12 4AA

Parish Office

T: 01932 253 452
E: theoffice@stpetershersham.com