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St Peter

St Peter's is a beautiful Grade I listed church which dates back to the 15th century and it contains many ancient artifacts which are on display including a particularly fine piece of stained glass in its east window.

Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Opening times

9am to 5.30pm every day when BST applies.
9am to 4pm every day when GMT applies.


Gloucester Street
GL54 5LU

St Peter's has a prominent position in Winchcombe, on the main thoroughfare. It was built in the years up to 1468 and is a wonderful example of 15th century perpendicular church architecture. It is not strictly speaking a 'wool' church but was of that era and both the local lord of the manor, Sir Ralph Boteler, and the townsfolk funded its construction.

The church welcomes visitors from across the globe throughout the year. There are a wealth of historical features within the church.

St Peter's is built of Cotswold stone and has many features of the vernacular architecture. Outside, the 40 or so grotesques are of particular note and also the gilded weathercock purchased from St Mary, Redcliffe in 1874. There is a particularly fine altar cloth which dates back to Henry VIII's days which is well worth having a look at. It is kept behind a curtain to keep out the light.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • 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

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • For services please see our website. Sunday Club on first Sunday of each month 3pm to 5pm with tea and cake for older people seeking company. Coffee and chat every Wednesday 10.30am in St Peter's Centre. Prayers for the Community every 3rd Wednesday 7.30pm. Bellringing every Wednesday 7.30pm. Toddler Time every Thursday 10am to 11.30am.

  • Church of England

  • Maintenance Grant, £1,500, 2018

  • Our Maintenance Grants funded urgent maintenance projects to help keep churches open.

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