St Peter's Church, Forncett

St Peters aerial crop Photo David AverySt 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 a church near you

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


Help us save Forncett St Peter’s Church

Photo: David Kirk A Renaissance for St Peter’s: Bringing Forncett People Together for Another 1,000 Years The ProblemsThis beautiful Grade 1 listed building has been central to life in the Forncetts...

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One Cold Night: A Ghost Story for Christmas

    The memorial stone which inspired our story. Photo: Richard Ball  Christmas is often a time for creepy tales and ours was inspired by one of the memorial stones in the aisle of...

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Get your Christmas Cards Here!

  Three creative designs from Foncett Art Group members. Photo A Carlin Why not support us by buying a pack of these beautiful Christmas cards? All designed and painted by people from the Forncett...

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St Peter's Goes Batty

  Natterer's Bat. Photo Paul van Hoof   St Peter’s Goes Batty! Bats are amazing little creatures, an important part of the ecosystem, and they have probably been sharing St Peter’s with...

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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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