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Parish of Bury Roch Valley
The Parish Church of Saint Peter

Saint Peter's Road, Bury, Lancs. BL9 9QZ
Tel: 0161 764 1157

Vicar: Revd. Gordon Joyce

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Meditation Group

Young Voices


The St. Peter's Mothers' Union

Meet 2nd and 4th Thursdays in the month. Membership is open to all who have been baptised in the name of the Trinity and declare their support for the aims and objectives of the society. We aim to be concerned with all that strengthens family life and support for the Mothers' Union world wide. Our activities include prayer groups, speakers, fun and fellowship.

Branch Leader is Mrs May Preston.


Keyfolk (St. Peter’s Sunday School)

We offer a range of activities for all children aged between 5 and 11 years old. We meet in the parish room every Sunday (excluding Parade Sundays which usually falls on the first Sunday of the month. All ages are welcome at this Family Service) from 10am till 10.40 am. Any children over the age of 5 years are welcome to join us. We offer a range of activities for our younger children. All activities are linked to the readings of the day. We provide a fun and friendly atmosphere for all and with our teaching hope to fulfil the spiritual needs of our children.

The leaders names are: Andrea Bird, Debbie Dixon, Lorraine Sands-Boardman and David White.

The Tuesday Lunch Club

The Tuesday Lunch Club starts at 12.15p.m. We have a short Eucharist service in the parish room. Afterwards for all who wish to stay, there is a light lunch costing £1.25.

No need to book – just come!


Saint Peter’s Church Choir

We meet in the parish room and church, every Thursday night, 6.30pm Juniors & Ladies, 7.00pm Full choir. Anybody over the age of 8, who enjoys singing and can show some commitment is welcome to join our choir.

Our role is to lead the worship in church, widen the musical repertoire of the church of St Peter’s, perform anthems within services and lead at weddings. We also like to attend Royal School of Church Music courses when available.

We are always in need of new choir members, and if you are intrested, please let us know. Don't worry if you can't read music, we will still welcome you - just bring your singing voice!

Leader’s names and contact details:
Jackie and Paul Greenwood

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Baby Bay

The ‘Baby Bay’ is a friendly space where parents/ carers can bring their children if they are unsettled in the pews during the Sunday service. The children can play with appropriate toys with their parents / carers and can still be a part of the general collective worship. Every Sunday the Baby Bay is there to be used as necessary by families attending the 10am service. Everyone welcome

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St. Peter’s Flower Guild

St. Peter’s Flower Guild meets in church on Friday 9.30 -11.30. We arrange fresh flowers to go on the altar and replenish flowers around the church. The flowers are usually donated by members of the congregation for special occasions. Anyone is welcome to join the Flower Guild.

Contact: Audrey Mapp or Brenda Williams

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17th Bury, St. Peter’s Rainbows

We meet at St. Peter’s Church on Monday evenings (school term time only) from 6pm to 7.15 pm. We have craft sessions and play games. We work towards badges, e.g. ‘Right to be me’. We welcome girls from 5-7 years old. We can add their names to our waiting list at any time but your child cannot start until their 5th birthday.

For further information, please contact us via the feedback page, and your information will be passed on to the leaders. Thank you.


12th St. Peter’s Guides

We meet on Monday nights 7.30pm – 9.00pm at St. Peter’s Church. We welcome any girl age 10 or over to join our Unit. Some activities we do include outdoor cooking, outdoor and indoor holidays and day trips. At the session we work towards badges including "Discovering Faith”, “Personal Safety”, “Camper”, “Cooks”, “Agility” and “Animal Activate”.

Guide Leader: Mrs Janet Cunliffe


20th Bury, St. Peter’s Beavers

Jill Wolfenden, aka ‘Tigger’, is the leader at the Beavers. The age group is 6-8 years. We always start and finish with a ceremony which we feel is very important for the colony. We have a balanced programme covering a wide range of subjects, activities and crafts which can also lead to earning badges.

Our motto is ‘Fun and Friends’.

Please note, from the 4th November, the Beavers will be meeting on THURSDAY evenings at BADEN POWELL HALL, Millett Street, Bury. BL9 0JB, from 6.15-7.30 pm.


20th Bury St. Peter’s Cub Pack

We welcome boys aged 8 to 10½ years. We go camping with other packs of cubs, canoeing, trips out, badge work, outdoor activities, competitions and play games.

For futher information, please contact Jill Wolfenden.

Please note, from the 4th November, the Cubs will be meeting on THURSDAY evenings at BADEN POWELL HALL, Millett Street, Bury. BL9 0JB, from 7.00-8.30 pm.


20th Bury St. Peter’s Scouts

The Scouts are boys aged between 10½ and 14. The activities include badge work, games, hiking, orienteering, camping and pioneering.

For futher information, please contact Alan Brady

Please note, from the 4th November, the Scouts will be meeting on THURSDAY evenings at BADEN POWELL HALL, Millett Street, Bury. BL9 0JB, from 7.30-9.00 pm.


Little Chippings

We are an informal group for parents/carers of children birth to 4 years. We are supported by ‘Bury Football Club in the Community’. We meet in the parish room 9.45 to 11.30 Tuesday mornings during term time. Any parent/carers with children in the age group are welcome to join us. We have toys for the children to play with whilst parent/carers can enjoy getting to know each other in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Members of the Mother’s Union attend each session to welcome everyone, help with refreshments and befriend all.


St. Peter’s Servers

We are the team who get the church ready before services. We assist during the service and leave the church neat and tidy. To join us you need to be confirmed and from the age of 9 years to 99+ years.

Brian Kirkby is the Sacristan.


Hiking Group

We are a friendly group who enjoy being out in the fresh air. Once a month on Sundays during spring, autumn and winter we have a half day hike. We have visited Settle, Anglesark and Bolton Abbey to name a few. During the summer we take weekly evening walks. We also like to put in a full day trip to Grassington and Wensleydale. If you would like to join us for a bit of fresh air and exercise keep an eye on the pew slip.


Pilgrimage Group

We are a varied group, mainly retired but not exclusively so. We belong to different denominations and faiths and enjoy each other’s company and visiting places associated with religion. Of recent years our trips have been within the UK making our bases at Kents Bank in Lancashire, Scarborough and Shepherds Dene in Northumberland.


Meditation Group

We meet fortnightly in the parish room, Tuesdays 2 - 3 pm for silent contemplative prayer. Our meetings begin with a short reading, some relaxing music and then the main part is a twenty minute silence, during which we repeat silently a mantra, to empty our minds of thoughts and to act as a focus. A mantra means simply a christian phrase, the one they suggest is "Maranatha" which means "come Lord Jesus". At the end of the silence there is more music to bring us back to reality and a closing prayer. We finish with a cup of tea and a chat. At present we are a small group, maximum ten people, but all are welcome to join us.

For more details contact June Thompson through the feedback form.

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