St Peter's Church, Forncett

St Peters aerial crop Photo David AveryA wonderful Grade 1 listed jewel nestled in the heart of Forncett, St Peter's is one of 7 churches in the Upper Tas Valley All Saints parish.  Its Saxon round tower, built circa 1000 AD, is considered to be one of the best in the country.  There are other Saxon / Norman features. Much of the main building is of later, mainly 14th and 15th century date. Look out for: the 1485 Drake tomb,  carved pew ends, a unique ancient staircase in the tower (access by appointment), fine ledger slabs in the chancel and nave, the memorial to Dorothy Wordsworth’s cousin, good examples of Victorian coloured glass windows and the ring of six bells. This is a beautiful church and that's not all - it has a vibrant spiritual life too!  If you'd like to know more, please look at a church near you

 A place of worship and a community hub, St Peter's is in desperate need of repair and renovation, please join us in saving this exceptional building for the next 1000 years.  


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