Composed by the Revd. John Newton in the weeks leading up to his New Year’s Day service at the church on 1st January 1773, the hymn “Amazing Grace” has gone on to inspire countless people and become famous around the world. We will be marking the 250th anniversary of the hymn with a programme of events and special services between July 2022 and July 2023.

10.00am Sunday 1st January 2023 – Amazing Grace 250th Anniversary service


The first of January marks exactly 250 years to the day since John Newton delivered his “Amazing Grace” sermon.

To mark the occasion, there will be a New Year’s Day Service at St. Peter St. Paul’s Church from 10am. We are delighted that Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin (Bishop of Dover) will be the preacher for the service and that the Combined Churches Choir will be performing again. We will have speakers from a variety of backgrounds sharing their favourite stories and hymns themed around the message of Amazing Grace and it promises to be an uplifting and thought-provoking event.

All are welcome; please contact the church office (details below) to book a place.



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