Welcome to St Peter’s Church

St Peter’s is one of five Church of England (Anglican) Churches in Newton-le-Willows and Burtonwood, that together form the Newton Team. The other churches in the team are St John’s (Earlestown), All Saints (Newton), Emmanuel (Wargrave) and St Michael’s (Burtonwood). We have a vibrant, warm and friendly congregation who enjoy worship and seek to serve our community.  Please browse our website to find out more about the church, events and activities.

For all enquiries including weddings, baptisms and funerals, please contact the Team Vicar, Rev James Taylor at revjrtaylor@yahoo.com or on 07341 940 975.


Sunday Bulletin 14th July

The bulletin has all the latest news and information about services. 

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C of E online service for 14th July

A Service for Sea Sunday from Cornwall.    

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St Peter’s takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/safer-church

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at:

Parish Safeguarding Policy – Promoting a Safer Church 2023

Parish Safeguarding Handbook

Parish Policy Statement 2023

Promoting a Safer Church – policy statement




Data Privacy

Please refer to the documents below for information regarding Data Privacy and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. 

Data Privacy Notice – July 2023

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy – July 2023



St Peter’s School

We have very close links with our church school, St Peter’s Primary.  You can find out more about our school at www.st-peters.st-helens.sch.ukThe school is very popular, and governors have agreed admissions criteria for the school which is strictly applied.  Full details can be found on page 22 of the St Helens primary admissions booklet

If you are hoping to use your attendance at church to secure a higher priority place for your child, then please ensure that you have your “attendance card for school admission” stamped before you leave church.



What’s On At St Peter’s

Regular Services


9.30 Parish Communion

2nd Sunday of the Month

9.30 Parish Communion

11.00 Family Service with Sunday School & Parade 


10.00 Holy Communion






Social & Community Groups


6.15pm Rainbows – (TTO) Annexe

6.30pm Cub Scouts – (TTO) Scout Hut


7.30pm Guides – (TTO) Scout Hut


2.00pm Mothers’ Union (1st Wednesday of month only)

6.15pm Beavers – (TTO) Scout Hut

7.45pm Scouts – (TTO) Scout Hut


6.30pm Brownies – (TTO) Scout Hut

7.30pm Bell Ringers


7.00pm Choir Practice

* TTO – Term Time Only

Other Groups

Flower Group

If you have a talent for arranging flowers and would like to help with the decoration of the church, please contact Jean Rimmer on 01925 223 127

Bell Ringers

Bell ringers meet for practice every Thursday evening at 7.30pm. They are always looking for new ringers, so if you would like to give it a go, please contact Trevor Fox on 01942 675 508.

Bible Study Groups

For more information, please contact Dorothy Matthews on 01925 227 404

Lynk-up Bereavement Group

Meets at St John’s Church Hall, Earlestown every third Thursday of the month from 2 – 4 pm. For more information, please contact Barbara Dykes on 01925 224 647.


St Peter’s is an Anglican Parish Church situated on the A49 at the eastern end of the High Street in Newton-le-Willows. The parish is in Winwick Deanery, a part of the Liverpool Diocese within the Church of England.