Next Monday a Fenland church plans to open from 9am to 5pm, seven days a week to offer a moment’s peace and quiet reflection
FROM Monday the doors of St Peter’s Church, March will be open to visitors from 9am to 5pm seven days a week.
The St Peter’s “Open Church Project” aims to give people greater access to the church when a moment’s peace and the chance for quiet reflection are needed.
David Collison, church warden, said public prayers will be offered daily at 12.30 pm, and there is also provision for visitors to write down the names of those they would like mentioned, or remembered, in the daily prayers.
Mr Collison added: “Visitors do not need a spiritual cause to call into St Peter’s, the need for a moment’s rest and tranquillity is reason enough to experience the church.
“Members of St Peter’s will be in the church at intervals during the opening hours, so newcomers need not feel alone or intimidated when making their first visit.”
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There is no charge for anyone who chooses to visit St Peter’s Church; however donations to the church are always welcome.
Mr Collison said: “For 130 years, St Peter’s Church has been at the centre of March, a place where we can feel closer to God. All of us have experienced times in our lives when we particularly need a place to hear ourselves think. We at St Peter’s have a strong conviction that opening the church during the day will give visitors much needed peace and space, so they can leave having found calmness and clarity.”
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For more information about St Peter’s Church, March, please go to http://stpeterschurchmarch.co.uk where information and contact details are available.