About Us

St Peter’s Church was built in 1849,  on the site of an ancient farm on the edge of Belmont Village with views up to Winter Hill, and consecrated by the Bishop of Manchester in 1850

The church is built in neo-gothic style, popular in Victorian England, with a strong vertical emphasis in the internal design with sharply pointed arches.

In 2010 we celebrated our 160th anniversary with a major exhibition and the publishing of a book on the first 50 years of the church (see side panel for link).

Today, St Peter’s is one of the Churches in the newly created Deanery of Bolton and one of 6 churches in the Turton Moorland Team Ministry. The congregation consists of a wide age group drawn from the village and surrounding area.

The church has a lively Sunday School and a number of weekday activities including Mothers' Union and a monthly Wednesday Club (lunch and a speaker) We also have good links with the village primary school and groups for young people (Turton Youth Church). We have a kitchen for serving after service refreshments and a disabled and parent-friendly toilet. Visitors are always made very welcome.

We publish a bi-monthly magazine, The Pages, which is distributed freely to all households in the Parish and also can be read on-line (see the side panel for a link).