Short History of St Peter's Church
The Church was designed by Mr. Barr of London, and was built by Mr. Goldstraw of Wetley Rocks at a cost of £1,100. Rev. E. Whieldon, Rural Dean, laid the corner stone on 7th June 1847 and the Bishop of the Diocese consecrated the Church on 11th January 1849.
The main fabric building is of stone and consists of a chancel, nave, west porch and a western turret with one bell. The church was enlarged in 1912 by the addition of a north aisle. The East Window was installed in memory of Charles Harvey of Blythe House and there are other memorials to the Brammel family, James Marson of Marsh House and Mr and Mrs Scarratt. The alabaster reredos and an oak altar were erected in memory of John Aynsley.
The oak choir stalls commemorate Marie, wife of George Barlow JP. In 1883 an organ chamber was built and subsequently rebuilt in 1908 and again in more recent times.
In 1989 the interior was altered to accommodate a Welcome Room, kitchen, toilet and two upper level assembly rooms. These features were considerably extended in 2010/11 by adding an annex, built in similar stone as the main building, on the east side of the Church comprising; an office and three toilets, which are accessed from the main Welcome Room. Also the kitchen was considerably extended into the old toilet area.
A comprehensive history of the Chuch was compiled circa 1995 by Mr. Albert (Bert) Spencer, a stalwart of the Church. Click the image to read more.
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