St. Peter's Anglican Church, Hopton, Staffordshire.

A small church - a big welcome!

We would be delighted to meet you in our small, most welcoming church of St. Peter's, Hopton.

A part of St. James the Great Church in Salt, we share their ethos, however, our building has a very different heritage.

Below is a shortened account of its opening in Easter of 1876. To see the full report please click on "About Us".

Opening Of A Village Chapel At Hopton.

This hamlet contains a population of about two hundred inhabitants, who are nearly two miles distant from their Parish Church at Salt. For some years past a great desire has been felt by the people themselves that they could have a little Church built in their village for the aged and infirm as well as for general use, when bad weather or the distance or other reasonable cause interfered with their attendance at Salt. Various circumstances, however, have prevented this plan from being carried out, but for the last year or two the Earl of Shrewsbury, to whom the village belongs, has very kindly made a temporary provision by sending a carriage every Sunday to convey those who most needed such help to Salt Church. A further improvement has now been made, which perhaps in the course of a few years may lead to a still better means being supplied. With the noble Earl's permission, a roomy barn about the centre of the village in the occupation of Mr. E J Mousley, who most kindly gave it up for the purpose, has been converted by Mr. F Ratcliffe, builder, of Stafford, into a simple and seemly Chapel, capable of containing about one hundred persons, where Divine Service may be occasionally performed under license of the Bishop of the Diocese.

Get in touch

Our Vicar is The Rev'd Vivienne Starkie and our Curate The Rev'd Danny Payne

Associate Minister the Rev'd Vivienne Starkie
01889 - 271046
Assistant Curate The Rev'd Danny Payne
07475 - 005055

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What's on

St. Ruffin's Day - Wednesday 24th July

for 1 hour
St. Rufin's Church, Burston, Staffordshire.
Burston Village (off Butterhill Bank) Stafford, ST18 0GZ, United Kingdom

St. Ruffin's Day will be celebrated with outdoor Evening Praise at 6-00pm, followed by a parish picnic. Everyone will be made very welcome!

All are welcome for tea, coffee and biscuits at Hopton Village Hall on the last Tuesday of each month.


Our parish of Salt: St James the Great is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Lichfield’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.