This simple Norman church was built about 1130, consisting of an aisle-less nave and a chancel possibly with a semi-circular apse. The chancel arch and south doorway are outstanding specimens of the famous Kilpeck school of decorative sculpture.
Here you will find information about St. Peter's and the renovation works and also news and history around Rowlstone including the Guild
Saint Peter or Simon Peter was an early Christian leader and one of the twelve apostles of Jesus who is featured prominently in The Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles and who is venerated as a saint. The son of John or of Jonah, he was from the village of Bethsaida in the province of Galilee. His brother Andrew was also an apostle. Peter is is honoured in many churches and is regarded as the first Pope by the Catholic Church. After working to establish the church of Antioch, presiding for seven years as the leader of the city’s Christian community, he preached to scattered communities of believers, Jews, Hebrew Christians and the gentiles, in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia Minor and Bithynia. He then went to Rome, where, in the second year of Claudius, it is claimed, he overthrew Simon Magus and held the Sacerdotal Chair for 25 years. He is said to have been put to death at the hand of Emperor Nero.
The wedding today (28th June 2014) between Kelly Gardner and Richard Gwatkin. The weather did not start out the day very well but the sun was there for the wedding. During the signing of the registers the congregation were treated to an organ piece (Can you feel the love tonight) by Nathan, I am guessing his age at 10, brilliant and very talented.
St. Peter’s supports many charities throughout the year, Help for Heroes, St.
Michael’s Hospice, The Children’s Society, MacMillan Nurses and any other worthy
charity that needs help. In the past it has supported the Pink Pig Appeal raising
money for generator at the Salvation Army Disabled Children’s Home in Dar es