St Peter's Church, Forncett

St Peter's is the parish church - a wonderful Grade 1 listed jewel nestled in the heart of Forncett.  Its Saxon round tower, built circa 1000 AD, is 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, fine ledger slabs in the chancel and nave, the memorial to Dorothy Wordsworth’s cousin, good examples of Victorian coloured glass windows, a unique ancient staircase in the tower (access by appointment) 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

 Now in desperate need of repair and renovation, please join us in saving this exceptional building for the next 1000 years.  

St Peter's Fund: Face Coverings

  Photo: A Carlin  St Peter’s Church, Forncett, is raising funds for restoration work to the church fabric. We are very fortunate to have been offered the services of one of our Friends...

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Your Special Lockdown Photograph

Photo Gill Starkie A special photograph of you and your family outside your home might make a perfect record of this unique period of time. We have arranged for an experienced photographer who...

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What's new in May: Poems for our times

I hope that this finds you all well and coping with the restrictions on your lives.This note is to give you an update on where we are with the plans to restore our lovely church to its former glory. We...

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Save St Peter's: An April Update

  Photo: A Rae St Peter’s has been closed since late February when a large area of plaster fell off the nave wall, narrowly missing the pulpit. The builders are going to make the area safe...

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Building for the Future

Photo: Ally Rae - Temporary pipe-work to carry rainwater away from the building Good news in our progress with the repairs to St Peter’s: the emergency work to make the church watertight was completed...

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