St Peter

St Peter's church is situated in the centre of the village of Seaview, a small Edwardian resort located on the northeastern corner of the Isle of Wight, overlooking the Solent.

Seaview, Isle of Wight

Opening times

The church is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm.

Address

Church Street
Seaview
Isle of Wight
PO34 5EN

In 1862 the building of St Peter's church was started as a chapel of ease to St Helen's, until 1907 when it became a separate parish. Designed by the architect Thomas Hellyer who was responsible for a number of other local churches. It was constructed in stone with a slate roof and a fairly simple interior.

An elaborate gothic screen of iron was erected in 1909. Following the first world war, the Lady chapel and south aisle were added to serve as a war memorial. Since then there have been a number of recent additions in matching stone. These include a choir, clergy, and organ vestry, a flower vestry with toilet, and most recently a porch linking the west door with adjoining church hall. There is a well maintained two manual pipe organ and the church can comfortably seat 275 people.

On the south side of the church is a very pleasant commemorative rose, garden.

Over the last ten years considerable work has been carried out on the roof valleys, gutters, and stonework, with the west wall most recently having been restored. Adjacent to to the church, as a separate building is the church hall on two levels. The upper level is a large hall with toilet and very basic kitchen. The lower level is an undercroft with several rooms. This had fallen into a state of neglect and required urgent refurbishing and damp proofing. A project is in hand to refurbish this as a community centre with plans for the starting of a luncheon club and cinema club to serve the ageing population of the local community.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

  • Community Grant, £10,000, 2017

  • Our Community Grants helped churches to install essential facilities such as toilets and kitchens.

Contact information

Other nearby churches

St Helen

Seaview, Isle of Wight

This beautiful church 'on the hill' has been here since 1717, surrounded by a large graveyard that has an abundance of wild flowers in the late spring AND early summer and glow worms.