St Peter's Church, Peterchurch

St Peter's Church, Peterchurch

It is probable that there was a Celtic Christian community on the riverbank in the 6th-century. What is certain is that there was a Saxon church at Peterchurch: the undercroft & walls have traces of Saxon stonework and there is also a Saxon stone altar, complete with five incised crosses. When the Normans arrived they built three stunning arches and left a unique Norman font. Showing typical Norman skills, the building has an interesting perspective.

The 13th-century tower with its ring of six bells has an unusual ringing chamber as it has a door providing access to the church and another in the outer wall.

The original stone spire was built in 1320. When it fell into disrepair, its replacement was fashioned out of fibreglass!
In St Peter’s churchyard, you will find the grave of Robert Jones VC. From the church porch, the walk to his resting place takes you past the old yew tree which, at a recent inspection, was dated at over 2,000 years old.

In today’s modern world, St Peter’s Church is a striking example of the way in which boundaries between the sacred and the secular are transcended. Its interior has been remodeled and now houses The Hub. When not being used by its congregation, St Peter’s hums with activity: a handful of staff are supported by local volunteers to run a community development project within the building which comprises a café, library, exhibition space, & information point.


St Peter's is currently open for private prayer and quiet reflection during Hub Café opening hours: 11am - 3pm, Tuesdays - Thursdays.

Monthly communion, Messy Church and other services are not currently taking place; please visit for the latest information and Covid-19 guidance.
  • Facilities

    • Baby changing
    • On-site cafe/restaurant
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Outdoor Seating
  • Welcomes

    • Children welcome
    • Dogs welcome
    • Free entry
  • Accessibility

    • Disabled access
    • Disabled facilities
  • Parking

    • Free parking
  • Special Features

    • Historical Interest
    • Rural location
  • Food Menu

    • Takeaway available
St Peter's Church, Peterchurch
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Directions & Parking

Map pin Church Road
St Peter's Church can be found on Church Road in Peterchurch.  Peterchurch sits on the B4348, almost equidistant between Hay-on-Wye and Hereford in the beautiful Golden Valley.  The church's spire can be seen from afar!

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Try to visit us when The Hub Cafe is open. In that way, you can enjoy a cup of coffee, a slice of delicious home-made cake or a light lunch when you have finished viewing St Peter's!