St Peter's Church, Draycott

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St Peter’s was consecrated in 1861, so is relatively recent compared to our sister churches. It is a grade II listed building with some interesting features, notably an intricate wrought iron rood screen (added in 1894), and some pleasing stained glass windows in the apse featuring the life of St Peter. The font is by the renowned Victorian architect William Burges, perhaps best known for Cardiff Castle. How the font came to be in our church remains rather a mystery, but Burges’ neo-gothic style is well illustrated by the carvings on its four sides, showing the ages of man.

Pews were removed in the 1960s, and a kitchen area and toilet installed. This has made the church a highly flexible space for different formats of services, as well as for social functions, concerts and the like. It also opens its doors to the adjacent Draycott and Rodney Stoke Church of England First School, whose pupils regularly use it for assemblies, end of term functions and the odd music practice.

We are participating in the ‘Wilder Churches’ initiative (a collaboration between the Diocese of Bath and Wells and the Somerset Wildlife Trust), and are proud of our spring flowers and wildlife refuges in the churchyard. Some parts of the churchyard are left unmown to encourage flowers during parts of the summer.

The church is open every day for visitors except Wednesdays, when it is locked.

Get in touch

Benefice Church Office

The Den
St Andrew's House (The Old Vicarage)
Church Street
CHEDDAR
Somerset

BS27 3RF
Benefice Office
(01934) 742535
What's on

The Laurels Care Home, Home Communion

Occuring
Every Third Thursday at for 30 mins
Venue
The Laurels Care Home
Address
The Laurels Care Home, Westfield Lane, Draycott, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3TN

A private service for the residence of The Laurels Care Home.

Safeguarding

The parish of Draycott is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Bath & Wells’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services