St Peter’s, London Colney is a cheerful and committed Christian community, which proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ through regular worship, service to the community and pastoral care for each other.
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Closing date for applications: Thursday, 22nd June 2023 at 12 noon
Interviews: Thursday, 20th July 2023
Built in 1825 and consecrated the following year, St Peter’s was originally built as a Chapel of Ease and subsequently became a parish in its own right in 1909.
Within the village, St Peter’s church and Parish Centre, with its large church hall and comfortable lounge room, is a good community resource. The church has been used for village events and has been the venue for public meetings, brass band concerts, choral music concerts, local exhibitions and school events.
The Parish Centre has a large church hall and comfortable lounge room and is available for hire.
The Churchwardens lead a small number of committed and conscientious church members who see their role as supporting the ministerial team and providing a link between the clergy and laity. The team are active in helping to make sure that all aspects of St Peter’s runs smoothly. We are supported by the Associate Priest and Reader.
Our vision and priorities
Our Vision is to continue to be a friendly, God-centred church that does the basics well, where all people are valued and where everyone’s spiritual and pastoral needs are nurtured.
The Benefice is situated in the Parish of London Colney, close to Junction 22 of the M25, under 20 miles north of central London and with excellent road and rail links. The Parish is surrounded by pleasant countryside and St Peter’s is situated in a picturesque location on the banks of the River Colne. Although just a few miles from St Albans, London Colney retains a real sense of ‘village life’, offering the unique combination of 21st Century facilities as well as a sense of rural living.
St Peter’s is an active member of the Deanery which comprises fifteen parishes together with the Cathedral – a parish church in its own right. There is a very supportive Clergy Chapter meeting bi-monthly.
The Deanery Synod meets three times a year.
Relations with the Deanery are excellent and it is a ready source of support and shared resources whenever that is required.
There are excellent links with local churches and St Peter’s is a member of Churches Together in London Colney which comprises a Baptist Church, a Roman Catholic Church and an Independent Free Evangelical Church.
St Peter’s also helps to support the village food bank and the ministers of all four village churches meet together on a regular basis.
London Colney also has two mosques, serving the local Muslim residents. It is hoped that the new incumbent will be able to take forward links with the Imams.
The opportunity exists to extend and strengthen ecumenical links in the village.