St. Peter's Church, Belsize Park, London. Church of England

ABOUT ST. PETER'S

We are an Anglican Church in the Edmonton Episcopal Area of the Diocese of London.

St Peter's is an attractive Victorian building in the Gothic style with a clock–tower. It was consecrated in 1859, and stands in its own garden, which is enjoyed by many residents and –by.

It offers a warm welcome to many visitors in the course of the year, with several hotels nearby, and has a friendly congregation of all ages and backgrounds.

Our building is also used for Christian worship by St. Gabriel's Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

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2018 Programme Announcements

Our arts programme continues with these performances:

AUTUMN AT ST PETER'S

Our programme of arts events this autumn began on 8 September when Augustin Cornwall-Irving played the lute and classical guitar in a superb recital. Here are all the other events:

Saturday 22 September, 7.30pm: Owre Kynge Went Forth - Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt in words and music performed by Blondel, medieval wind band and Anthony Taylor, actor. The programme includes the Agincourt Carol and a motet composed for Henry's marriage to Catherine of Valois, and readings from Shakespeare's Henry V, The Archer's Tale by Esmond Knight, and Holinshed's Chronicles. Tickets on the door 12.

Sunday 30 September, 6.30pm: Belsize Baroque directed by Catherine Martin perform Albinoni's Sinfonia in G minor and concertos by Handel, Avison, Telemann and Geminiani. Tickets on the door 12. www.belsizebaroque.org.uk

Saturday 20 October, 7.00pm: The Bellot Ensemble perform concertos by Vivaldi and Telemann with bassoon, recorder, viola d'amore, flute and lute soloists. Tickets 12 on the door.

Tuesday 23 October, 6.30pm: Professor Anne Curry discusses her biography of Henry V (Penguin Books, 2018) and the tumultuous history of the early 15th century. A Daunt Books event at St Peter's. Tickets 5, including wine, may be purchased in advance at Daunt's on Haverstock Hill, or by telephone 020 7794 4006.

Saturday 3 November, 1.15pm: Megumi Rolfe, violin and Lukasz Niemancewicz, piano perform Dvorak's Violin Concerto (violin and piano version) and David Hackbridge Johnson's Violin Sonata No 5. Free admission - retiring collection.

Friday 9 November, 7.30pm: In commemoration of 1918, the end of the Great War, baritone Rodney Clarke and composer-pianist Louis Mander perform music by Vaughan Williams, Butterworth and Gurney and a new song cycle by Louis Mander - Four Songs of Experience. Tickets 10 on the door.

Wednesday 21 November, 8.00pm: the Revd Dr Ayla Lepine gives the sixth Donald Barnes Memorial Lecture: Meaning in the Making: Modern Women Artists and the Church. Sponsored by the Hampstead Christian Study Centre. Free admission - retiring collection.

Sunday 25 November, 6.30pm: Belsize Baroque directed by Catherine Martin perform works by Zelenka, Scarlatti, Vivaldi and Bach. Tickets on the door 12.

Saturday 1 December, 7.00pm: Simon Wallfisch, baritone and Nigel Foster, piano perform Schubert's masterpiece Die Winterreise. Tickets on the door 12. All proceeds go to the UK-based charity Refugees at Home. www.refugeesathome.org

Sunday 9 December, 6.30pm: ISTANTE Baroque with Hilary Cronin, soprano perform festive works by Bach, Corelli and Telemann including arias from Bach's Christmas Oratorio. Tickets on the door 12.

Autunm 2018

Supported by Hampstead Church Music Trust

For information or to suggest ideas or to join our Arts Mailing List, please email kenneth.robbie@hotmail.co.uk.

 

OUR APPROACH

St Peter's worship is simple and unfussy in style, and Liberal Catholic in practice.

St Peter's is an inclusive church, affirming the priesthood of women, and accepts all sincere worshippers, regardless of age, race, or sexual orientation.

The Sacrament and Holy Oils are reserved, and there is prayer in the church most weekdays.

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St Peters Interior

Photograph by Nicholas Boyd-Vaughan

Piano