Ss. Peter and Paul, Eye is more than a building it is a place of encounter with Jesus Christ: through Prayer, Scripture and the Sacraments of the Church. Here you will find dignified liturgy, inspired preaching, uplifting music and warm fellowship. Rooted in the rich Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church of England, we aim to make our church a place of welcome to all. As a church we are committed to nurturing and supporting one another other in our faith and to offering practical pastoral care and support. As this website develops, you will have an opportunity to find out more about our programme of Christian formation, our Choral Tradition and activities for people of all ages, as well our exciting plans for the future, through the Eye Church Development Campaign. So please come back soon, or better still pay us a visit. The church is open daily and you can be sure of a warm welcome at all of our services.
We have completed the installation of the majestic J. J. Binns organ. Thanks to our supporters and the tremendous skills of the organ builders, E. J. Johnson & Son (Cambridge) Ltd, our dream has at last been realised! Our fund-raising for this stage of our campaign is now complete. Watch this space for details of our plans for the next Phase in our Development Programme.
Services & Events
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2018
March 22 - 2018
All confirmed Christians have a minimum obligation to receive Holy Communion at Easter; and the preceding week –Holy Week- is a special time of preparation and devotion as the liturgy of the Church re-presents the events of and surrounding the Lord’s Passion (his suffering) and death on the Cross. There will be special services on Palm Sunday and the last three days of Holy Week. On Palm Sunday you are invited to participate in the Lord’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem; on Maundy Thursday we have the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, and the Liturgy of his crucifixion on Good Friday. The Paschal celebrations begin with the Easter Vigil and first Mass of Easter on the evening of Holy Saturday. The clergy and congregations of our benefice will bring meaning and celebration to Easter and all the events leading up to ‘The Great Sunday’ -as St Athanasius termed it- for you to absorb and reflect upon in your worship. May you move closer to God through the liturgy of His Church, and to His divine Son Our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave his life for you.
It is not such a rare thing these days to find a shop inside a Church building, but it probably was quite a radical move when Eye Church Shop was first opened over 25 years ago. The shop has always opened using volunteer help – and the passion to keep it open has waxed and waned over the years.