St Peter's Church  is a Church of England parish church in the village of  Belmont on the north side of  Winter Hill on the edge of the West Pennine Moors.  The church was built in 1849 and consecrated on April 1st, 1850. 

Today,  St Peter's  is part of a team of six Anglican churches in four parishes serving communities in the north Bolton and Turton area. Although geographically St Peter's is in the Borough of Blackburn, for historical reasons, it is part of the Diocese of Manchester.

Emerging From Restrictions Questionnaire

We are expecting a major announcement  and imminent changes to the rules around covid restrictions. We know some will be pleased and some will be more nervous. The PCC will be meeting soon to discuss this and decide what we should do. 

We would really like to know the range of views in the congregation so the Turton Moorland Team has  drawn up a questionnaire – (sorry to those who hate these sort of things!) – which is anonymous if done online, but you can give your name if you wish. It will only take a few minutes to complete.

There will be paper copies in church on Sunday. You can access the questionnaire and fill it in online by clicking google forms link. We will only see the results

You can also read the questionnarie here or download  a copy for printing by selecting it from the documents at the bottom of this page.

If you can complete the questionnaire that would be really helpful. You can do it on paper and return it next week or during the week or you can do it online.  Either way it can, if you wish, be done anonymously.

As a church we want to restore what we have been missing, but to do it in a way which means people feel safe.  It is a good Christian principle (from St Paul) that we should take particular note of the more vulnerable and we know the Good Shepherd has a particular concern for the lost and the injured.

We want to make decisions which will mean that church continues to feel safe, even as we can hopefully do more and have more togetherness. Do ask and do let us know what you think. Please pray for us as we make these decisions and we know that whatever is decided will not be the ideal for everyone. Let’s do our best to go forward together, joyfully and carefully.  

The Post Office in Church has  re-opened and runs on Fridays from 9.15-11.15am.  Shop Covid-19  rules apply with  a one way system, social distancing etc and you will  need to bring a face covering. 
No cafe yet


Click  here for our latest pdf  Newssheet  

Sunday Service to Read and Children's Resources
St Maxentius Church in our Team produces an outline which will help you have a short time of worship in your home or have a worship time with children.  Visit the Team website for access to materials.

Prayers for the Present times collection.  
Please open or download "Prayer Book" at the bottom of this page.


You can visit us on our  Facebook page for news and a daily prayer linked to Christian Aid Week.

Services Update
We are pleased to confirm that regular services are taking place in Church.  The style and format will be similar to what we have come to expect during the pandemic so please bring a face-covering and follow social distancing. 

Congregational singing is not permitted but there will be plenty of live organ or pre-recoded music.

Online services will continue so please go to the Turton Moorland Team site for link details.  Details of all the services and activities taking place across the parishes in the team can be viewed there.  You will be welcome at any of these!

Sunday School is sceduled to restart on May 16th. Contact Jean on 01204811472 for further details.

An online Turton Moorland Team service is available from the Team You Tube channel every Sunday from 8.00 am.

If you, or people you know, need help or even just to chat, please contact 
Rev Chris Jamieson or one of our Church Wardens 
Simone (07772690702) and Geoff (07429196236).  
You can also get in touch through the "contact us link" at 
the top of the page.

Policy Statement on Children, Young People and the Church of St Peter, Belmont.

 •      As members of this church, we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safekeeping of all, especially children and young people.
 •      It is the responsibility of each one of us to prevent the physical, sexual and emot
ional abuse of  children and young people and to report any abuse discovered or suspected. 
•       We recognise that our work with children and young people is the responsibility of the whole Church. 
•       Our church is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with 
         Children and young people and to providing supervision. 
•       Our church is committed to following the policy and procedures published by the Diocese. 
•       The parish will adopt good practice guidelines. 
•       Each worker with children and young people must undertake diocesan Safeguarding  training, know the guidelines and undertake to follow them. Each shall be given a copy  of the Parish’s             agreed procedures and good practice guidelines. 
•       Children and young people are an important part of our Church today. They have much to give as well as to receive.  We will listen to them 
•       As we nurture them in worship, learning, and in community life, we will respect the wishes and feelings of children and young people.
George Skinner,
9 Jul 2021, 06:49
George Skinner,
25 Apr 2020, 03:10