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 with a friendly congregation of all ages and backgrounds.

We offer a warm welcome to all.

St Peter's is a stone Victorian building in the Gothic style complete with clock-tower. It was consecrated in 1859 and stands in its own garden enjoyed by both worshippers and local residents.

Enjoy a few more photos of our building.

Our Approach

We are here to live our faith in Jesus Christ through worship, by welcoming all, and by sharing the love of God with the wider community.

St Peter's is an inclusive church, affirming the priesthood of women, and accepts all sincere worshippers, regardless of age, race, or sexual orientation. Our worship is simple and unfussy in style, and Liberal Catholic in practice.

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

Sunday Worship & Prayer

11.30am Parish Eucharist and Sunday School
6.00 - 7.00pm PrayerSpace - a time for quiet reflection

Upcoming Arts Events


Sunday 10 February, 4.00pm: Le Petit Orchestre perform music for the London theatre by Purcell, Handel, Arne and others. To be followed by tea and cake. Free admission - retiring collection in aid of St Peter's Clock Appeal.

Wednesday 13 February, 7.30pm: Simon Wallfisch, baritone and cello and Edward Rushton, piano perform Schumann's Dichterliebe and Kerner Lieder and songs with cello by Strauss and Brahms. Tickets on the door £10.

Saturday 16 February, 7.00pm: Walter Reiter, baroque violin and David Shemer, harpsichord perform the complete Bach sonatas for violin and harpsichord in two concerts. Concert 1 this evening. Tickets on the door £10; or £17 for both concerts.

Sunday 17 February, 7.00pm: Walter Reiter, baroque violin and David Shemer, harpsichord perform the complete Bach sonatas for violin and harpsichord in two concerts. Concert 2 this evening. Tickets on the door £10.

Saturday 2 March, 7.00pm: Alexander Ardakov, piano performs works by Scarlatti, Rameau, Beethoven and Mendelssohn. Tickets on the door £10.

Supported by Hampstead Church Music Trust

For information or to suggest ideas or to join our Arts Mailing List, please email


St Peter's Church Belsize Park is a Grade II listed building, and the tower and clock are part of the original Victorian design.

The Church Council has plans for extensive repairs and improvements to St Peter's fabric and fittings. Alongside a scheme of roof and masonry repairs, the tower clock will be dismantled and given a complete overhaul and refurbishment. The four faces of the clock will be brought back to life and redecorated in sky blue and gold leaf.

The Church Council invites the congregation and local community to support the Clock Appeal, which aims to raise 25,000 so that the clock may be restored to a fully working condition and redecorated this year. The work will be carried out by Smith of Derby, long-established clockmakers.

Cheques (made payable to "St Peter's Church Belsize Park") or cash may be handed to the Treasurer or Churchwardens at St Peter's during these coffee times:

Sundays from 12.30-1.30pm and Thursdays from 11.00am-12.00noon; or delivered by envelope to the Treasurer through the vestry letterbox on the south side of the church.

Gift aid may be added to donations by completing a gift aid envelope.

The aim is that the restored clock will again be an adornment to Belsize Park by November, when we will celebrate the 160th anniversary of the opening of the church.

PCC Safeguarding Policy Statement

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God's own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God's re-creation of us in Christ. This implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

- We accept and endorse the principles set out in 'Safeguarding in the Diocese of London'.

- We commit ourselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.

- We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church community.

- We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working in both paid and voluntary positions with children or vulnerable adults, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosures and making appropriate referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

- We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or vulnerable adult may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and social care services in any investigation.

- We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.

- We will seek to offer pastoral care and support to anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them appropriate pastoral support.

- We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.

The PCC of this Church agreed and adopted the above Policy at its meeting on 9th October 2018

We have appointed CELESTINE KEISE as our Church Safeguarding Officer (CSO).

Copies of "Safeguarding in the Diocese of London" and any parish guidelines and procedures are held by Celestine Keise (phone 020 7435 5268; email

The PCC shall review this policy annually. The next review will take place at the first PCC meeting following the APCM to be held in April 2020 Priest in Charge (Revd.) Paul Nicholson; Churchwarden Kenneth Robbie; Assistant Warden Cecile Goorney

Useful contacts:

  • CCPAS (Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service) 0845 120 4550
  • Child Line 0800 1111
  • NSPCC 0808 800 5000 (24hrs)

Camden Council Services:

  • 020 7974 4000 (Social Care Services Call Centre)
  • 020 7974 3317 (Children social care)

The original signed Policy is on display in St Peter's Church