Welcome to St Peter’s House: the home of the Student Christian Movement in Manchester!
St Peter’s seeks to be a house that offers:
- A spiritual home to students and staff of all faiths and none, for reflection, refreshment, and renewal
- A place where faith meets intellect and intellect meets faith
- An inclusive community where we seek to break down barriers, where the whole world gathers and diversity is celebrated
- A space to find and celebrate life through fellowship in Christ, sharing God’s love in worship, prayer, music and the arts,
- A place where we are challenged to discover and embody the Kingdom values of justice, joy and peace.
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Recent Blog Posts
March 3, 2016 |
Last Saturday, I took part in an anti-Trident protest in London which is reported by the media to be Britain’s biggest anti-nuclear weapon rally in a generation. Like many others, I am shocked by how immoral, expensive and dangerous trident is and I stood in solidarity with many others to share the message that we shouldn’t invest in Trident. One of the things that amazed me about the protest was the breadth of people from so many age ranges as all ages turned out to the protest, from those children who were being pushed in prams by their parents to those who were elderly. There were also people from all over the UK at...
March 3, 2016 |
“Pure holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh” is a quote by St Francis of Assisi spoken in the 12th century. It is interesting then to consider how relevant this passage is today, speaking against the materialism and capitalism in today’s society and against the individualistic need to want more. One of the stories which has particularly struck me this week is the story of St Francis embracing the leper at a time when lepers were on the margins of society and instead of accepted they were marginalised and often voiceless. I believe that this story speaks strongly against a society which often sees those who...
February 4, 2016 |
Last Easter I took part in a pilgrimage called Student Cross where I walked 100 miles from Colchester to Walsingham over the week of holy week joined with a group of about 15 others to witness to my faith. I actively witnessed to the saying ‘take up your cross and follow me’, as I carried a large wooden cross on the pilgrimage. Student Cross is a pilgrimage, which first began in 1948, primarily as a Catholic pilgrimage to the shrine of our Lady of Walsingham. During holy week, eleven different groups, known as legs, walk from different parts of the country across Norfolk to Walsingham each carrying a large wooden cross. They then join...