St Peter’s is an Anglican church within the parish of Malvern Link with Cowleigh. For the past decade, St Peter’s has been used primarily as an arts venue for the community and held its first Arts Festival in 2019 under the name of SPARC (St Peter’s ARts Church). Touring and local theatre companies, musicians and story-tellers perform here. We also run art and craft courses and hold exhibitions. St Peter’s is one of the exhibition venues of the Worcestershire Arts Trail, has served as a conference centre and is used as a rehearsal space for groups such as the Worcestershire Saxophone Ensemble. Despite all this activity, St Peter’s was only used occasionally for worship services, baptisms and weddings and did not have a regular Sunday service of its own.
That all changed on Sunday 23rd February 2020, when we proudly reopened St Peter’s by launching a new weekly 11.15am contemporary service. In contrast to the traditional services offered at St Peter’s nearby sister churches, Church of the Ascension and St Matthias, the 11.15 uses contemporary music. interactive worship and engaging activities whilst keeping the best of Anglican traditions. Our congregations are energetic, outward and forward-looking with a modern Catholic liturgy based on an inclusive, liberal theology. All three churches are within a mile of each other and we’d be delighted to welcome you to whichever church and worship style suits you best. For an up-to-date list of our services, please visit the parish website mlwc.church
We are committed to working alongside our local schools to supplement arts programmes and offer opportunities to children who would otherwise not be able to participate in such experiences. Our summer 2019 Arts Festival saw a number of workshops for children and teenagers.
We also offer workshops for adults, such as our long-running Lino Print classes. 2021 will see an expansion of our offerings.
For details of all workshops, see our What’s On page
St Peter’s Arts Church makes an ideal rehearsal hall for bands and comes complete with toilets and a kitchenette with a small fridge and tea-making facilities.
St Peter’s is also used as an alternative to more conventional conference facilities and reception centres by those seeking a quiet space in which to work uninterrupted, away from the pressures and interruptions of the usual work environment. The spacious and flexible nave has flexible seating options and can be configured as a single space or sectioned off to create room for small group break-out sessions.
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