Saved by Beauty: Crib Pilgrimage – Christmas Eve

5.00 pm, Christmas Eve, 2015, and the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Wisbech, offered it's annual Crib Pilgrimage Service. The ancient and beautiful Norman church building was heaving with joyful anticipation: a full house - almost 500 people. We joined with families who had gathered in this same sacred space over centuries, to adore the Christ-Child.  The liturgy team has been hard at work and we were ready to welcome and invite our present day families into the mystery of God's lov...
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Wisbech Walking Nativity & BBC Advent Calendar

Following on from our blog describing the first and fabulously successful Wisbech Walking Nativity, during the Wisbech Christmas Fair last Sunday, the group photo of the Walking Nativity has been included in BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's Advent Calendar for 20 December - 4th Sunday of Advent. We are over-joyed!
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Advent Drinks at the Vicarage

Advent 4 and a special after Mass celebration at St Peter's Vicarage Father Paul mixed 'sharpeners' (homemade sloe-gin and prosecco) and his mother Dorothy (visiting from Australia) made her very fruity Australian Christmas punch and plated up her home-made rum-balls. Advent has been such a fantastic time in Wisbech with excellent mission outreach to the community (schools, care-homes, wonderful civic occasions and care for our homeless brothers and sisters in S. Peter's Park. We all ...
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Sensing Salvation Wisbech

Arts Enabled Evangelization Faith to Create: Freedom to Believe St Peter’s Lodge is the home of our Christian mission research project for the National Church: 'Sensing Salvation Wisbech: Arts-Enabled Evangelization'. It celebrates the beauty and power of our Catholic heritage in the English Church: a programme of recovering and restoring the wonderfully visual Catholic imagination to proclaim Christ’s Gospel of love, and so to transform the lives of individuals, families and town communitie...
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Ecumenical Eastern Orthodox Chapel

Christ is Risen!  Христос Воскресе!  Their countries may be locked in bitter fighting but in Wisbech the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox communities have set up a Chapel for Peace The unusual move has seen Father Paul West SSC, at St. Peter’s Parish Church, Wisbech, offer the hand of friendship to the local Eastern Orthodox communities by providing a special chapel space within his parish church for prayer and worship. In what makes the move even more special, the chapel was a team i...
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ServicesTimes

Sunday 8 am Holy Communion: Order One Traditional Language (Except First Sunday of the Month: Holy Communion according to The Book of Common Prayer. Please also note there are no 8am services in January) 10 am Sung Eucharist: Order One Modern Language (Except Fourth Sunday - 10am Family Service - a Service of the Word) Tuesday 8.15am Morning Prayer Wednesday   8.15am Morning Prayer   Thursday 8.15am Morning Prayer 9 am Pray...
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History of St Peter St Pauls Church

  History of St Peter St Pauls Church The first church was built in the early 12th century, building and reconstruction work continued right up to the reformation, when a new tower on the north side and a chapel at the east end (now used as the clergy sacristy) appears to have been completed by the mid 1530's. The original church was much smaller than the church we see today.  The west end wall is on the site of the first tower, and the east end of the church would have been at the...
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Wisbech Art Colony

Arts, Faith, and Social Engagement The parish family of St Peter and St Paul in Wisbech believes that the good news of Jesus Christ can transform market towns as much as it does the lives of individuals. In 2011, Steve Barclay MP and myself founded the Wisbech Vision Group, a partnership of local and regional church, business, education, and arts leaders. We wished to find practical ways of realising our dream of a renewed and flourishing Wisbech. The Wisbech Art Colony (WAC) was the fruit...
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The Norman Church

1187-1200 This first Church was a modest one, which perhaps can best be imagined as a sort of cage within the present structure. Standing at the back by the west door, we are at the west wall of the original Church with its tower above our heads. In front on the left is an arcade of rounded Norman arches, and there would have been a matching arcade on the right also. (more…)
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