Did you know that the St Peter’s Church we can all see in the village today is celebrating a birthday this month? It’s 130 years ago this month since work started to rebuild it.
In 1884, a decision was made to replace the building after it was described as “an unsightly structure in a very decayed state and inadequate to the parish”. The spire was retained and works undertaken around it.
The Foundation Stone for the new church was laid by Anne and Lucy Paget on 1 June 1887, and Philo Mills apparently placed a time capsule within the foundations.
Our “new” parish church was subsequently dedicated in November 1888.