As Catholics, our overwhelmingly most precious heritage is Christ himself, regularly encountered in the words and worship that we hold in common with fellow-Catholics throughout the world. Many non-christians appreciate the wealth of music, art, architecture, poetry, learning, heroism, and saintliness, all inspired by the Catholic tradition.
In Woolwich, we are also thankful for a rich local heritage, which is now our responsibility to care for, to make known and appreciated more widely, and to pass on to our successors. The roots of our parish history lie in the first “mission chapel” built here in 1816. Our main buildings were designed by the famous Pugin family: the church by AW Pugin in 1843, and the Parish Centre (originally a school) by EW Pugin in 1858. The history and traditions about Peter the Apostle are also important to us, as our church is dedicated to him.
You are very welcome to visit our parish to enjoy our heritage at first hand – see our Contact page for directions. Other heritage sites nearby in Woolwich include St George’s Garrison Church, the Woolwich Royal Arsenal site with Greenwich Heritage Centre, the Town Hall, and the Royal Artillery Barracks (not generally opened for visitors but the long Georgian facade and parade ground can be viewed from Grand Depot Road).
Heritage Marketing Volunteer Role Opportunity Open:
Open to all faiths and none, we have an opportunity for a volunteer who would like to use their skills, to help make the heritage of St Peters church buildings, more welcoming and beneficial to parishioners, and wider communities.
We are looking for a volunteer who has skills in 1 or more of the following:
· Social media marketing
· Marketing strategy
· Project management
· Volunteer management
The volunteer will ideally have an interest in 1 or more of the following:
· heritage and its promotion
· marketing and consultation
· organising and motivating diverse volunteers, and to cooperate with consultants and professionals
What’s in it for the volunteer?
The Heritage Marketing Volunteer will enjoy working with the diverse teams of volunteers from the parish, and have the satisfaction of playing a key role in securing the longer-term future for the valuable heritage assets of our parish, by making them work for wider and more diverse communities, both locally and further afield.
Can you offer us some time?
If you are interested in this role or want to have a friendly chat about it contact Pauline on 07853234827