The Parish | St Peter's Great Berkhamsted

The Church of St Peter Great Berkhamsted

The Parish

Welcome to St Peter’s, a thriving and inclusive church at the heart of the community in the busy market town of Berkhamsted.

St Peter’s follows a living tradition of inclusive worship focused on the Eucharist, encouraging us all to grow in experience, knowledge and love of God.

St Peter’s has been a focal point for worship in the local community ever since the 13th century. Today, we work to help people put God first in their lives, promote mutual respect for others and encourage life-long Christian learning especially through the work of our two church schools.


We follow a traditional Anglican style of worship, centred on the Eucharistic tradition, with services throughout the week. Our worshipping community is open to everyone, whether or not you are a regular churchgoer, or if you are coming to us for the first time.

Do come and participate in one of our services. You will receive a very warm welcome and there will be plenty of people around to help answer any questions you might have.

The culmination of our daily services is our Sunday worship. On Sundays, we have three main services: a Holy Eucharist at 8am, the 9:30am Sung Eucharist, our main act of worship which is central to our parish life, and an evening service. Music forms a large part of our worship and our flourishing choir sings at morning Eucharist and a monthly choral evensong.

Find out more about our services of Christian Worship

Our Berkhamsted Community

St Peter’s Church plays an active part in the Berkhamsted community. There are many different activities taking place throughout the week – whatever your age, there’s something for you. We are also committed to expressing our Christian faith by supporting good causes, and run a number of charity fundraising events.

The Church is here for everyone, and especially offers support for anyone facing distress, bereavement or serious illness. Through our Pastoral Care Network and our Grief and Loss Support Group we help many people through difficult times. Please contact us if you are in need of support.

The Parish

The Parish of Great Berkhamsted is in the Church of England Diocese of St Albans.

Benefice Great Berkhamsted, Great Gaddesden, Little Gaddesden, Nettleden & Potten End
Deanery: Berkhamsted
Archdeaconry: St Albans
Diocese: St Albans
Province: Church of England – Canterbury

The formal name of Great Berkhamsted in our official title is today rarely used to identify the town. This ancient name was in use at one time to avoid confusion from another town in Hertfordshire, Little Berkhamsted, which lies about 25 miles east of our parish.

Registered charity no 1130108

Berkhamsted Team Ministry

Berkhamsted Team Worship

St Peter’s is part of the Berkhamsted Team, a group of six churches in the five parishes of the Berkhamsted Team in Hertfordshire, England:

The Berkhamsted Team Worship Facebook page provides information and video streams to the community.


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Parish Office

 01442 878227