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 https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/2598/
Now in desperate need of repair and renovation, please join us in saving this exceptional building for the next 1000 years.
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.
Written by Ally Rae on behalf of the Friends Committee.
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...