Prayer & Pastoral Care

Prayer and pastoral care is on offer to anyone who steps through the door of St Peter's (in person or virtually!). Here are a few ways we do this. If you are new to St Peter's and would like the opportunity to connect with others, please do get in touch.

PACT Groups

Everyone who becomes part of our regular Sunday congregation is encouraged to part of a PACT Group. 

PACT (Pastoral Accountability Care Team) Groups connect with the intention of keeping in touch and supporting one another in prayer. This might look like a regular catch up with your PACT Connector, being part of a whatsapp group or grabbing a coffee over Zoom with others in your group. It’s up to you.

These groups change approximately every 6 months.

Prayer Ministry

We believe that through Jesus we can know complete freedom in every area of our lives. Sometimes along the way we encounter things that leave us a bit ‘stuck’ or that seem to hinder us in some way. 

We have a Prayer Ministry Team here at St Peter's who love to help lead people to greater freedom in their lives through prayer on a Sunday morning.

If you would like someone to pray with you in the week please do pop into St Peter’s Café at the Cross and ask as there will be a Chaplain to prayer for you. Equally, do not hesitate to get in touch with Rev Jonathan Phillips: | 07813709035

Small Groups

St Peter’s runs a number of different small groups every term. The purpose of every group is to be ‘disciples making disciples.’


A small group might look like: 

  • Sermon Series Small Group

  • Prayer Based Small Group

  • Theology Courses

  • Welcome Group

  • Prayer Triplets

  • Regular Pub Night

  • Mission and Evangelism Training

We also run a number of courses (Marriage, Parenting and Alpha), more information on these can be found here.

This format of varied and regularly changing small groups is innately St Peter’s shaped and we hope you will find something that you can help you to grow in faith and community. We also encourage people to become part of a prayer triplet or to have a prayer partner which can last as long or short a time as you wish.

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St. Peter's Church,
Watergate Street,


01244 403634


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