St Peter’s is a parish church serving the local community in Streatham and West Norwood. A modern anglo-catholic parish in the Diocese of Southwark and within the Church of England.
The church enjoys a lively and active congregation representing all ages and many ethnic backgrounds. The principal service of the week is the Parish Mass on Sunday at 10.30am. There is a Sunday School, crèche facilities and an extremely able choir of children and adults to support the service.
The congregation places an emphasis on fellowship and so there is an opportunity to meet other members of the congregation after the Parish Mass. There are also frequent events, whether concerts or social. Events are advertised on the Welcome page under News and in the weekly bulletin, which is available when you visit.
The principal weekly service, at 10.30am on Sunday, is well attended and welcoming. St Peter's combines a traditional formality with the importance of welcoming visitors, newcomers, and people of all ages and backgrounds. There are refreshments after Parish Mass with an opportunity for a chat.
For those that want to attend mass but want to keep the day free, there is also an 8am Mass every Sunday.
Evensong is sung by the choir at 6.30pm on Sundays followed by Benediction (except in August whilst the choir is on holiday) , Lasting 50 minutes this is an excellent service for contemplation and reflection.
The church works at the heart of the local communities of Streatham and West Norwood. There is a ministry of visits for the housebound and those that are sick. The church and its rooms play host to numerous church and non-church groups during the week. A church magazine is produced five times a year and can be read on-line on this website and copies are available in the church.
The congregation pray for the local community every Sunday and through a cycle of prayer pray for the residents of each street in the Parish.
Local schools include visits to the church as part of the curriculum activity.
The church building is an important part of South London’s heritage, being a Grade II* listed building. It is a magnificent and imposing structure towering over Leigham Court Road. Inside, many are struck by the calm away from the busy road, the feeling of reverence and the presence of God in the striking interior of the church.
Mass is celebrated on Tuesdays (10am), Wednesdays (7.30pm), Thursdays (10am) and on Saturdays (10am). Additionally certain feast days are celebrated during the week – times and dates can be seen under Services Times.
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