St Peter’s Church, Withington



St Peter’s Church, Withington (featured on the home page of this website across the fields) is a wonderful landmark from many directions, due to its very high, graceful stone spire …
The nave and chancel were originally built in the C12th. You can tell by the thickness of the walls and the simple Norman doorway. Looking  around the outside on the North wall you can see another old Norman doorway, now blocked up with stonework.
There are many interesting features inside showing different periods and styles of architecture. The lovely wooden tracery screen separating the nave and chancel is 15th century.

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St Peter’s Church in our community

We enjoy using our church space for community projects and have staged exhibitions of different kinds over the years. 
There is a book exchange scheme in the church…….please come and find a book you’d like, and give us a donation. We also welcome more books for our shelves, so bring your unwanted books here! Now another bookcase needed!
We also hold concerts in the church, and we have 2 in the pipeline for the Autumn.
This beautiful building has served the community for centuries, and as part of our heritage, is open daily for visitors – to look around, or for a time of quietness and reflection. The church is a member of Herefordshire Churches Tourism Group.

At present we do not have modern facilities (no water supply or drainage), and are in the process of a re-ordering programme. 

We need a church building fit for the C21st.

Our aim now is to get modern toilet provision and a simple kitchen facility at the rear of the church, hopefully in the not too distant future.

The church is there for everybody – Christenings, weddings and funerals as well as the usual cycle of services and other events such as concerts, social meeting place, and exhibitions.

These last 3 uses have been very popular with people, and through last summer many of us have enjoyed the weekly morning Pop Up Cafe Church. So that will be repeated this year, from Thursday 20th April.
Now we also have books of all types to borrow and exchange. We are always pleased to accept more books.
Just pop in and browse our books.
Don’t forget we have a Food Bank collection box in church, just waiting for contributions towards the Diocesan Food Bank.
Thank you to all our sponsors, Heritage Lottery Fund and the On Organ Fund.
Following the restoration work by David Gallichan, we held  a celebration organ concert last September, featuring Liam Cartwright, Director of Music at All Saints, High Wycombe
Thank you so much for all your help and sponsorship
The church is not only for the regular congregation, it is for the whole community. We want to widen out our re-ordering committee, so if you would like to help us, please contact the church wardens or PCC.

See Events page for details of Fund Raising.


Our new venture for children in the village




 Some pictures from previous sessions

October 2016 – Jesus said……….. I am the True Vine

parachute games
parachute games
Fondant icing vines
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Apple Bobbing
Apple Bobbing
Potato Printing
Potato Printing







Fondant icing vines and frosted grapes
Fondant icing vines and frosted grapes


Apple Bobbing
Apple Bobbing
Ready to eat!
Ready to eat!

March 2016 Messy Easter

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February 2016 Messy (un)Frozen and earlier.

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St Peter’s has a ring of six bells of excellent tone – among the best in the county. The bells are 18th and 19th century but were rehung with modern fittings in 1939. We try to ring twice a month or more for services.
We also attend practices with Holmer and Friends on Thursdays, 7.30 – 9pm. (website:


Service Times

1st  Sunday in the month        3.30 pm Tea and cake followed by ‘Refresh’ an informal act of worship                                                                  including discussion
 2nd Sunday                              9.30 Holy Communion
 3rd Sunday                               9.30 Holy Communion 
 4th Sunday                               9.30 Holy Communion
 5th Sunday                              10.00 Group service – alternating venues


Churchwardens                          Kevin Hewison (01432) 850074        Margaret Soutar (01432 850448)
PCC Secretary                             Marcia Hopkins (01432) 850933
PCC Treasurer                             Robert Rawlinson (01432) 851790