St Peter’s Church, Dormington

The Parish of Dormington lies five miles east of Hereford in the hop-growing, Frome Valley. St. Peter’s Church is a Grade 2* listed building and dates from Norman times, but was extensively renovated in 1877.

Our mission is to encourage young people to find Jesus Christ, through engagement, participation and understanding.  We will aim to do this by baptism anniversary visits, working with local schools, organising inclusive social events and encouraging confirmation.

Service Times

1st Sunday in month— Evensong at 6pm

3rd Sunday in month—Family Communion at 11am

St Peter’s Church is open to all for services, quiet prayer and private reflection. You are very welcome and we hope we are a friendly bunch. Please come and join us!  Check out our Regular Worship page for special and group services.

Our Church Building

Front of church
Front of church

St Peter’s Church has some interesting features including a 13th Century font, 17th Century memorials and attractive stained glass dating from the 19th Century renovation. The West window depicts Justice and Fortitude.

The bronze door knocker is unique among European knockers in style and type, consisting of the head of a feline beast with large eyes and a ring through its mouth. It has affinities to the grotesque work at Kilpeck and elsewhere in the area. The original is kept in Hereford Cathedral Treasury for safe keeping; there is a replica on the church door.

The church has three bells. The oldest was made by John Finch in 1662. The walled churchyard to the south is carpeted with snowdrops in early spring.

 

Fundraising

In addition to regular fundraising events (see our Events page), we also use Easyfundraising to raise money to support our church.  It’s very simple to sign up and earn money for good causes through a huge number of online retailers.

Little Weddings at Dormington

We offer a “little weddings” package which includes the church service venue, the hire of two small marquees and the use of a kitchen.

For details, please ring (01432) 850543
or email john.batt.wood@gmail.com

Church ready for Christingle Service December 2014
Church ready for Christingle Service
Thanks to the Harwood family for funding the restoration of our altar cloths (seen here, in green) in memory of Bert and Frank, both of whom were churchwardens and are much missed in the village.
Thanks to the Harwood family for funding the restoration of our altar cloths (seen here, in green) in memory of Bert and Frank, both of whom were churchwardens and are much missed in the village.

 

Churchwardens:

Nick Brewin (01432) 850456 and Heather Jones.

PCC:

Secretary: Celia Brewin (01432) 850456   Treasurer: Bridget Wood (01432) 850543