Welcome to St Peter’s Church Titchfield

Welcome to St Peter’s Titchfield, the oldest church in Hampshire, where Christians have been coming to worship God for more than 1300 years

Our Vision Statement

Welcoming all, Celebrating Life, Sharing the Journey

Current News

Holy Week

Diocesan Services being Streamed Live

Sunday 5th April Palm Sunday

08.00 An informal, family friendly service, including the making of paper palm crosses and led by Bishop Christopher from Bishopsgrove.
and available later on the website portsmouth.anglican.org

Thursday 9th April Maundy Thursday

11.00 ‘Chrism Eucharist’ with Bishop Christopher.
and available later on the website portsmouth.anglican.org

Friday 10th April Good Friday

12 noon The traditional ‘Three Hours Devotion’ led by the Very Rev’d Anthony Cane, Dean of Portsmouth.
12.00 – 14.00 Readings, addresses, prayers and music
14.00 – 15.00 The traditional ‘Liturgy of the Passion.’
and available later on the website portsmouth.anglican.org

Saturday 11th April Easter Eve

20.00 A short reflection given by Bishop Christopher.

Radio and Television Broadcasts

Sunday 5th April Palm Sunday

06.00 Radio Solent Tim Daykin’s Sunday programme.

08.00 Radio Solent A service from Waypoint Church. (formerly Locks Heath Free Church)

­­08.10 Radio 4 Sunday Worship.

11.00 BBC 1 TV Sunday Worship.

13.15 BBC 1 TV Songs of Praise.

15.00 Radio 3 Choral Evensong from Magdalene College, Oxford.
(first broadcast 20th March 2016)

19.30 Radio 3 Music for Holy Week, including Bach: St Matthew Passion and Handel: Messiah (excerpts).

20.00 TV & Radio H.M.The Queen addresses the Nation

Each day from Monday 6th to Friday 10th April

09.45 Radio 4 The Morning Service. (Long Wave only)

Wednesday 8th April

15.30 Radio 3 Choral Vespers for Holy Week from Westminster Cathedral. (first broadcast 8th April 1998)

Friday 10th April Good Friday

15.00 Radio 4 Good Friday Meditation.

    Passiontide 2020

Being a Christian does not mean being shielded from the harder aspects of life. Jesus said that whoever wants to be his disciple must deny themselves, take up their cross and follow him.

Our journey through Passiontide 2020 is poignant. We are unable to meet together, unable to enter our lovely church building, unable to engage with the story of our Lord’s passion and death with our usual services and ceremonies. People here and around the world are suffering and dying because of this horrible, new virus. Our health care system is stretched to its limits and we expect the worst is still to come. We feel helpless and to some extent we are.

My prayer this Passiontide is that as we sense our own helplessness we reach out to our crucified and risen Lord and find in him all that we need; that we recognise our total dependence on Jesus as our Lord and Saviour in this life and the next. When the way ahead is unclear to whom else can we turn, but to the one who is the way and the truth and the life?

In our hearts and in our homes, we continue to walk in the way of the cross, the way that leads to life. Our differences evaporate and we find ourselves united with neighbours of all Christian denominations as an invisible but vital presence within our community. “You are the body of Christ,” wrote St. Paul. “You are the salt of the earth,” said Jesus.

As we continue to walk in the way of the cross the signs of spring are all around us. God is at work in our midst, renewing the face of the earth. As planes are grounded and other forms of transport restricted we are witnessing an unintended consequence of global lockdown in the abrupt reduction in our carbon emissions. At the beginning of Lent we were asked to pray about the environment and it seems we have been given a temporary reprieve. What a strange journey this has been.

Lord Jesus Christ,
may the tears shed in your earthly life
be balm for all who weep;
may the prayers of your pilgrimage
strengthen all who suffer
for your name’s sake. Amen.

Stay safe, dear friends. Look after one another.

Together in prayer

Praying from home

During the current crisis we shall do everything we can to maintain our corporate identity and our life of prayer; it is through our life of prayer that we are salt and light to the community. There is no better act of service.
8pm every day Prayerline invite you to join them in keeping a time of prayer.

To help you with your prayers

During this special time, please see our weekly prayer page.
You may also like this Reflective Service for worship in isolation.(click here to view)

Special Clergy Responsibilities

I am grateful to my clergy colleagues for agreeing to help in the following ways:
Revd. Janet Trevithick will represent St. Peter’s in a co-ordinated community effort to reach out to those who may be especially vulnerable at this time.
Revd. Canon Peter Kelly will be taking the lead in co-ordinating prayer resources for us to use corporately from home. Please be in touch with Peter if you would like to contribute any ideas.

A Prayer

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort knowing
that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Stay safe and well, dear friends.

With my prayers for you all,

Revd. Susan Allman (Vicar)

Regular Activities

We have had to cancel Teddy Bear Praise, Cafe Connect, the Ladies Breakfast and our tea Parties because of the Coronavirus.

Our Prayer Diary

Our weekly Prayer diary is available by looking on the worship section.

Who we are

We are a lively, diverse and inclusive community, seeking to grow in the Christian faith and to live out our faith in the world around us.

Our services vary from traditional to modern, including “Fresh Expressions ” of church for those who prefer something less formal.

If you would like to know more about the Christian faith, talk to us about baptism, confirmation or arranging a wedding or funeral, please contact the church office which is open Monday to Thursday mornings between 9 and 12 Telephone 01329 847003

Or come along to one of our services. You will be very welcome!

Reverend Susan
Rev’d Susan Allman
Vicar of St Peter’s Titchfield