Church of England Diocese of Leicester Wymondham, Edmondthorpe and Garthorpe

About St Peter's Church

St Peter's is, appropriately, built of local golden-coloured ironstone. The earliest part of the church is the C13 tower, topped by a fine later spire. The clerestory windows (C16) give the beautifully-proportioned interior a very light and spacious feel. Features of note include an effigy of a crusader (one of the Berkeleys of Berkeley Castle, local landowners at that time), unusual nave arcading and interesting decorations on the capitals. The south transept, with a "squint" to the altar, was once a separate "free chapel of Wymondham" dedicated to St Mary and with its own external door.
There is a set of six bells (five of which date from the early C17), once referred to as "second to few in the country", which are rung on a regular basis.
Recently, toilet and kitchen facilities have been installed at the base of the tower to enable greater community use of the church.