Pentecost is the time when Christians celebrate the the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ after the Resurrection, as recounted in the Bible (Acts 2:1-6).
The Bible story of Pentecost contains an account of the Disciples miraculously speaking in many languages. Through the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, we are reminded that God's love is open to every race and nation.
Pentecost this year is 20th May 2018
We celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit at St Peter's. Everyone is welcome at our services.
Sometimes if a feast day falls on a weekday, we transfer the celebration to a Sunday so that everyone can take part. Be sure to check the latest Parish Bulletin for full details.
Services for will be listed here nearer the time.
The name Pentecost comes from the Greek Pentēkostē (Πεντηκοστή), meaning "fiftieth", as it is celebrated 50 days after Easter. In England it is also known as Whitsun, Old English for "White Sunday". It is thought to refer to the white robes worn by candidates for baptism.