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St Peter's is the parish church - a wonderful Grade 1 listed jewel nestled in the heart of Forncett.  Its Saxon round tower, built circa 1000 AD, is one of the best in the country.  There are other Saxon / Norman features. Much of the main building is of later, mainly 14th and 15th century date. Look out for: the 1485 Drake tomb,  carved pew ends, fine ledger slabs in the chancel and nave, the memorial to Dorothy Wordsworth’s cousin, good examples of Victorian coloured glass windows, a unique ancient staircase in the tower (access by appointment) and the ring of six bells. This is a beautiful church and that's not all - it has a vibrant spiritual life too!  If you'd like to know more, please look at https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/2598/

 Now in desperate need of repair and renovation, please join us in saving this exceptional building for the next 1000 years.

Building for the Future

Photo: Ally Rae - Temporary pipe-work to carry rainwater away from the building Good news in our progress with the repairs to St Peter’s: the emergency work to make the church watertight was completed...

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