St Peter


St Peter’s, is a beautiful, ancient, Grade I Listed Cotswold church building. Religious activity in Willersey is recorded as far back as the 8th Century. The first recorded Incumbent was Robert de Gloucester appears in 1281. In the 14th and 15th centuries, the church was enlarged to its cruciform shape by adding the Chancel and Transepts and building the magnificent central Tower. Its battlements, crocketed pinnacles and immense gargoyles are magnificent examples of the early Perpendicular style (1350–1500). In 1712, its 3 bells were melted down by Gloucester bell-founder Abraham Rudhall and recast as a peal of 6 in time to be rung for the end of the War of the Spanish Succession. 

The grant will fund the recladding of church tower roof. 

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