Here are a few of the Ministries that are held at St Peter's and All Saints
Prayer Every Tuesday morning at 11.00am St Peter's is open for quiet prayer and reflection. There is also a lay-led prayer group at 11.15am at St Peter's Tuesday weekly. Evening Prayer is said Monday to Thursday at 5.00pm at St Peter's.
Café Church Every Thursday morning at 10.00am at All Saints' we welcome you to Café Church. Coffee, homemade cake and a chance to talk to friends. Volunteers also offer a listening service for anyone who needs help or just a friendly ear. On the first Thursday of the month this is followed by Celtic Worship and a simple shared lunch
Play & Pray Play & Pray is held during the 10.00am Eucharist at St Peter's where the Bible stories are taught through craft activities and reading. The group joins the Eucharist halfway through where further activities take place in the church.
Community Service Carers Group - meets monthly to provide confidential support for people who are caring for the elderly or disabled relatives or friends. Visiting Team - a group who visit those who are housebound, lonely or poorly. Food Bank - donations of food from the congregation are collected monthly and delivered to the local Salvation Army Food Bank. Durham-Lesotho Link - members of the congregation regularly accompany Diocesan visits to Lesotho. Mission to Seafarers - help is given to the Mission at Tees Dock. This involves tasks such as driving the Mission minibus to collect sailors from boats and taking them to the Mission for services and meals, assisting in the preparation and serving of meals. If you are interested in any of the above please contact us.
Music A strong and active choir has been in existence since St Peter's was dedicated in 1881. Currently the choir consists of 13 sopranos, young people of school/college age, and over twenty men, comprising counter-tenors, tenors and basses. The men's choir covers a wide age range: teenagers who recently moved on from the boys' choir and older men, some whom have sung with the choir for 60+ years.
Anthems and motets are sung at each of the two Sunday services and there are two settings to the Eucharist - by Malcom Archer and Christopher Tambling - which alternate weekly. The choir's repertoire embraces a wide range of mainly English Church Music covering five centuries.