Saving and Celebrating Our Heritage 

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Heritage Activities The second phase of the project launched in June. The aim of this part of the project is to reach the wider community, near and far, to learn and enjoy the building and its notable history, architecture, its notable musical legacy and also to explore and discover the wildlife in its churchyard.

To get involved, please email us to enquire at

See below some of our recent landmarks in the Project and see activities to come on our Events page

Guide Book now available  Read more

Festival of Archaeology - Heritage talks
Two events held on 10th July... Read more

Discovery Walk Church Yard in August -
We welcomed families to hunt in the churchyard. We counted butterfiles and discovered a fungi! 
 Read more

Press - Read more

Completion of the Capital Works
Dedication Service Read more

Background to the project 

In 2017, like many churches throughout the UK, St Peter's was targeted by lead thieves. They came three times, twice in June taking lead from its North Aisle roof and then in September they targeted the South Aisle roof. The PCC (Parochial Church Council) were faced with a monumental task of repairing both roofs with very limited funds, (also like many churches in the UK). The PCC made a bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and were delighted to be awarded a grant of £97,000 towards its £124,000 project called 'Saving and Celebrating Our Heritage'. 

The heritage project will not only restore the damaged Grade II* Listed Building but also ensure that heritage of the church and church yard is better interpreted and explained through education, visits by schoolchildren and a range of events to celebrate its history. Phase I of the project, the repairs to the roof, were started in 2018 and completed in 2019, with great success. The substructure of the roofs was sound and the weather was good. 

We are delighted to see St Peter's dry once more and now look forward to Phase II. Our gratitude and thanks go to all involved in the work so far and still to come.

St Peter's is delighted to announce the award of £97,000 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund - September 2018

.........with thanks to money raised by National Lottery Players.