Welcome to St Peter's Church  


 Serving and being part of the community for over 200 years


We want to make you feel a real part of the Christian community here at St. Peter's - hopefully through our web site we can bring you all the information you need about us and encourage you to play a part in our worship and service of God.  

Contact No's:

Vicarage: 01254 248072 

We are pleased to announce that

from Monday the 15th June




for Private Prayer

on the following days and times

Monday 8am – 10am & 2pm – 4pm

Tuesday 10am – 12pm & 3pm – 5pm

Wednesday 8am – 10am & 2pm – 4pm

Thursday 10am – 12pm & 3pm – 5pm

Friday 8am – 10am & 2pm – 4pm

Saturday 10am – 12pm & 3pm – 5pm

Sunday 8am – 10am & 4pm – 6pm

Please follow the instructions on display in the porch as you enter

following the normal rules of Social Distancing

Please note that the toilet will not be available for use

also, if required, you will need to bring your own Bible.



Annual Church Meeting

Current situation

The Annual Church Meeting is required by our Church Representation Rules and the Churchwardens Measure 2001. In normal circumstances, this should take place before the end of May each year. The Annual Church Meeting is preceded by a meeting where churchwardens are elected and is the meeting at which new church officers are elected for the year ahead. Clearly, the pandemic has led to advice about gatherings that mean these meetings could not take place before the end of May. In the light of this Bishop Julian has extended the time for such elections.

The general effect of the instrument Bishop Julian has signed extends the time for parishes to hold their annual meetings to the end of October 2020, with current office holders (churchwardens, deanery synod representatives and PCC members) remaining in office longer than they would otherwise do so.

Church Electoral Roll

A new date for the Annual Church meeting has not yet been set, but this will need to be before 31st October 2020. When a date has been set the normal Church Representation Rules will apply in relation to Notices for the Meeting, the Church Electoral Role & also Nominations for Wardens, PCC Membership & Deanery Synod.

We will let you know when a new date for the Annual Church meeting has been agreed.


From Reverend Sam...

Matthew 10 vs 40 -42

Here we have a snapshot of a conversation Jesus is having with his disciples as he is sending them out to minister. Yes there are only 3 verses of his charge today, but there are 2 really big statements that Jesus makes and they are both worth taking a look at because they determine firstly how we engage with each other, and secondly how we engage with Jesus.

The first statement is “anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me”. We live in a time after Jesus ascended to be with the Father and he is not physically present in the same way as he was 2000 years ago. He is however present in a different way, in those who serve him and call him Lord. When we show hospitality to followers of Jesus it is as if we are entertaining Jesus himself. The fallen aspect of the person in front of you reminds you not to actually mistake them for our Lord and saviour, but it isn’t the first time we would have read that when we care for the people we find in front of us, we care for Jesus himself.

In terms of how that should impact our actions, well it should be quite obvious. It is a challenge to practice generosity in hospitality. To consider that, when we meet someone at the door of your home or our church, we are to act as if Jesus himself were standing in front of us. How would this impact our welcome? And how would such a welcome impact our worship?

The second statement is a fairly standard Christian one at face value, but is no less impactful. It is that, when you engage with Jesus you are engaging with God Himself. This may seem a simple Gospel truth, especially just a number of weeks after Trinity Sunday, but it is so central to the faith that it’s worth repeating. It removes any possibility to say that Jesus was a ‘good man’ or a ‘philosopher’ or even a prophet. He doesn’t leave those options open to us.

It is with that level of urgency, as if hearing God himself speak, that we should therefore treat the words of Jesus when we read them. The creator and sustainer of all things, the One who speaks with authority like no other has spoken into human lives and we can read his very words. If we take that seriously how would this impact our actions? Again, how would it impact our worship?

Today’s New Testament reading was small but, as ever, was punchy. It came with challenges as to the generosity with which we should treat others and the seriousness with which we should treat the words of Jesus. Let’s see how we respond to these challenges this week. Let’s see if accepting them makes a difference to the way that we engage with Him or His followers. Amen

                           Form 4A

(Rule 6.2)

Public Notice

(Reservation of Grave Space)

In the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Blackburn

Church of Saint Peter

In the Parish of Salesbury

Faculty Petition no. 36 of 2020

NOTICE IS GIVEN that we are applying to the Consistory Court of the diocese for the permission to carry out the following:





(Each petitioner to give name and office held in block capitals)



Date: __17th June 2020_________________________

(Here the petitioners are to enter the date on which the notice was first displayed If you wish to object to any of the works or proposals you should send a letter stating the grounds of your objection to the Diocesan Registrar at:

The Registry, Napthens LLP, Darwen House, Walker Business Park, Walker Road, Blackburn BB1 2QE

So that your letter reaches the Registrar no later than ___15th July 2020___________ (here the petitioners are to enter a date 28 days after the date on which the notice was first displayed)

A letter of objection must include your name and address and state whether you live in the Parish and/or your name and address and state whether you live in the parish and/or your name is entered on the church electoral roll of the parish or any other capacity in which you object.





The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St. Peter, Salesbury

1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

2. Who are we?

The PCC of St. Peter, Salesbury is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

3. How do we process your personal data?

The PCC of St. Peter, Salesbury complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes: -

  • To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;

  • To administer membership records;

  • To fundraise and promote the interests of the charity;

  • To manage our employees and volunteers;

  • To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);

  • To inform you of news, events, activities and services running at St. Peter’s;

  • To share your contact details with the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.

4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

  • Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and keep you informed about diocesan events.

  • Processing is necessary for carrying out legal obligations in relation to Gift Aid or under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;

  • Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: -

    • the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and

    • there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.

5. Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.

6. How long do we keep your personal data?
We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for link].

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.

7. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which the PCC of St. Peter, Salesbury holds about you;

  • The right to request that the PCC of St. Peter, Salesbury corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;

  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the PCC of St. Peter, Salesbury to retain such data;

  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time

  • The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].

  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;

  • The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]

  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.

8. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.

9. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact The Vicar at St. Peter’s Vicarage, 49a Ribchester Road, Wilpshire, BB1 9HU. Tel 01254 248072.

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

1 Details about retention periods can currently be found in the Record Management Guides located on the Church of England website at: - https://www.churchofengland.org/more/libraries-and-archives/records-management-guides


 Details about retention periods can currently be found in the Record Management Guides located on the Church of England website at: - https://www.churchofengland.org/more/libraries-and-archives/records-management-guides






*  An Altar Server is someone who helps the priest at church services, especially Holy Communion. They serve at the altar! They are on duty about once a month, at the 8.00am and 10.30 services.



*  Pick up a leaflet from the back of church, or ask the Vicar or an Altar Server for more information.




  *  Choristers help lead the singing and the prayers. There are weekly practices during term-time, and social events.

*  Junior members get paid a small amount for every attendance.



*  Pick up a leaflet from the back of church, or speak to the Organist and Choirmaster after the service.





During Advent there was a collection box/area at the rear of church for any food donations, that will then be passed on to the Foodbank project, to help those less fortunate.

Further details and a list of the type of suitable food items are available in church 

Thank you

Over the Advent period we managed to collect enough food to send 8 boxes to the Foodbank.
Many thanks for your generosity.


We will continue to collect in church, and thank you for any further donations.