WORSHIP & MUSIC
Sung Eucharist every Sunday at 9.30am
Our main service is a weekly sung celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Sunday mornings at 9.30am which follows our long established tradition of Anglo-Catholic worship with incense used at every service. The liturgy is taken from Common Worship: Order One in traditional language and the service includes congregational singing of John Merbecke's Communion Setting and hymns from the New English Hymnal/English Praise, ending with the Angelus or Regina Coeli. Each service lasts about 75 minutes and is followed by refreshments in St Peter's Rooms immediately adjacent to the church.
In addition to our Sunday worship there is a service of Evening Prayer every Monday at 6pm and a service of Said Holy Communion every Tuesday at 12 noon. There are also other Festivals and Holy Days in the course of the Church's year that are celebrated, most particularly during Advent, Lent and Holy Week when we meet with St Etheldreda's RC church for Stations of the Cross.
St Peter's Singers Director: John Wyatt
St Peter’s Singers is an unrobed, four part "ad-hoc" choir which meets in church at 8.30am of the fourth Sunday of every month (except August) prior to singing at the 9.30am Eucharist on that day. There are also opportunities to sing at other occasional services during the year, e.g. Advent, Holy Week
The choir is open to all who enjoy singing and have the confidence to maintain a voice part after short rehearsal sessions. Music is generally advised a month in advance to allow time for personal preparation.
If you are interested in joining or would like more details, please contact us. Alternatively, you are welcome to join us in church for the pre-service rehearsal at 8.30am on the fourth Sunday of any month (except August).
Dress code for services: smart and dark, no robes
The Organ Organist: Dr Janet Fairweather
The pipe organ at St-Peter-in-Ely which replaced an "American" organ used at the Dedication Service in 1890, dates from 1891 and was built by William Hill and Son of London, a distinguished firm which has produced a number of cathedral organs and exported instruments internationally. The organ has seven stops, a single manual and a half pedal-board.
In 2021, the organ was awarded Grade II status by the British Institute of Organ Studies, an excellent result for such a small instrument.