St Peter’s is one of the seven churches in the North Hartismere Benefice, part of the Diocese of St. Edmundsbury & Ipswich, and is positioned in the heart of Palgrave.
St Peter’s is an ancient church that remains, in all senses, at the centre of a thriving village. A church and a chapel are recorded in Palgrave in the Domesday Book; a wooden Saxon church probably stood on the current site which is on some of the highest ground along the low-lying Waveney valley.
The church sits adjacent to the CEVCP Primary School, with the village green area between them doubling as car park and school playground and hosting both school and church events in the summer months. St. Peter's Palgrave has been an integral part of the life in the village and beyond. The strong bond with the village school and with the Community Centre are a proof of it.