St Peter’s Church
About Saint Peter’s Church
St Peter’s is a brick and flint building whose Georgian appearance belies the construction date of 1833. Later in the century, the windows were remodelled to be more in keeping, and a stone chancel was added. The west gallery is unusual and the complex Purbeck marble medieval font survived from the earlier church.
The large flamboyant gesturing angel by the entrance porch is in memory of the Baring family, long-time owners of Norman Court and the whole manor.
One of the unique features of St Peter’s is the three bells and their frame. One bell is dated as being 14th century, one 1725, but the oldest is from 1260 and is the oldest bell in the world (for full circle ringing)!
In 2010, a project started to restore the frames and rehang the bells so that they could be rung again. The first official ringing of the bells was at 3pm on Sunday 15th January 2012. The bells made it to the BBC’s “from Our Own Correspondent”. You can hear it here (the West Tytherley piece starts after 4m 40s)
The full address is St Peter’s Church, Church Lane, West Tytherley, Salisbury, SP5 1JY
About the Vicar
The Vicar is the Reverent James Pitkin. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org / 01794 340635, or by mail at The Vicarage, The Street, Lockerley, Romsey, SO51 0JF
There is a facebook group for the Benefice at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeneficeofLockerley/