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Westgate New Church


General Introduction to our church 
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Westgate New Church unites United Reformed and Methodist worship and church life. Formed by the union of the congregations of Wentworth Street Methodist Church and Westgate United Reformed Church, we have an alternating ministry of United Reformed and Methodist clergy. We are one congregation worshipping and witnessing to Jesus Christ in the City Centre. Our minister is shared with Whittlesey Queen Street Church, also a union of United Reformed and Methodist churches.


We are a member church of Churches Together in Central Peterborough, and share in city centre Chistian activities with Anglican, Baptist and Roman Catholic neighbours, and the Society of Friends.


Our main weekly service for worship is at 10:30 am every Sunday, with the Holy Communion (or Eucharist) celebrated usually on the third Sunday morning each month.  On the first Sunday evening at 6:30 pm there is a more intimate gathering for Holy Communion in the vestibule of the church.


We are always pleased to welcome visitors, whether Peterborough people or those passing through on holiday or waiting for train/bus connections.


Other weekly activities include

  • A group meets for prayer of Tuesday mornings each week. "Pause for Prayer" 10.30 am - 12.00 noon. Everyone is welcome at this prayer meeting - Drop in when you can, leave when you must.
  • A prayer service is also held on Wednesday morning: 10:30 am for half an hour. This group caters for members of our partner churches in the |Methodist circuit as well as our own members and other visitors. Tea/coffee is served.
  • House groups for Bible Study and during Lent.
  • On Saturdays Westgate operates as a distribution centre for the Peterborough Food Bank from 12:30 to 2:30.
  • On Summer (May to September) Fridays the church is used to serve lunches in support of Christian Aid. Although we provide the premises, the catering for these light lunches (salad, desert and tea/coffee) is undertaken, in different weeks, by churches from all around the city.

We have adopted this Mission Statement for our church:

We at Westgate are called by God to highlight Jesus Christ's love for the people of Peterborough.  We pass on this good news by worship, fellowship, mission, education, personal life and social service.